There's a lot of exciting things coming down the line for Nier fans. The first game is getting remade, with the brand new mouthful of a title Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139. A mobile game, Nier: Re[in]carnation, will offer a brand new way to experience the franchise. And now, fans can take a deep dive into the world of Nier, hosted by none other than the game's director, Yoko Taro himself.
Yoko Taro and Square Enix's Yosuke Saito, who produced both Nier and its sequel Nier: Automata, will host a special 10th-anniversary livestream on Wednesday, April 22. Taro will discuss the chronology of the Nier series and come up with a brand new improvised story set in the game's universe. Nier enthusiasts, you won't want to miss this!
Speculation is rife regarding what sort of information might be shared regarding the Replicant remaster or Re[in]carnation. Interestingly, preview images announcing the stream title it "Torokoboshi-hen," which can be translated as "Spilling Edition" or "Loss of Information Edition." While it may just be another example of a trademark Taro title, this name could hint that brand new knowledge will be "spilled" during the stream.
Another interesting fact was brought up on Twitter, where the stream was announced by noted gaming news collector @Nibellion. The announcement is accurately titled "Nier Replicant/Gestalt 10th Anniversary Stream." Gestalt refers to the version of Replicant released for Western audiences, featuring a retooled relationship between the main characters (from siblings to parent and child). Could this mean that Gestalt will also be getting a remake, or that the remastered Replicant will feature elements of Gestalt? Nothing concrete has been revealed — but fans are definitively hopeful.
This is the second livestream held in honor of Nier's 10th anniversary. The first, which Taro hosted in March, featured a concert performance of music from the Nier franchise and production of the YoRHa stage play. What else could be awaiting us during this exciting year of Nier-themed celebration? Only Yoko Taro knows — and, at least for now, he's not sharing!
What announcements do you hope are made during the April 22 livestream? Let us know!