Square Enix Enveils New NieR Replicant Gameplay and More

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NieR Replicant remake

 

Square Enix has revealed a 9 and a half minute NieR Replicant gameplay video featuring upgraded graphics. They also released a few more videos containing music track samples, featuring full versions of “Snow in Summer” and “Kainé”, as well as a third video with additional partial samples to listen to. The NieR Replicant remake is set to launch for Steam, the Xbox family of systems, and PlayStation 4 on April 23rd according to the press release. All editions and pre-order bonuses are detailed on the official website linked above. Here’s the new gameplay video:

 

Story


NieR Replicant‘s remake is a third-person action RPG and prequel to NieR: Automata. It sees the youthful protagonist leave his remote village with a magical talking tome in search of “Sealed verses” on a quest to save his ailing sister.

The protagonist soon pays a visit to the desert kingdom known as Façade. By his side is a group of unlikely sidekicks composed of the powerful warrior known as Kainé, and the talking magical tome, Grimoire Weiss. After the desert trip has concluded, he will head for the Barren Temple. After exploring inside, he will suddenly find himself in battle up against a bunch of crazy, sentient cubes! His ultimate goal is to save his terminally ill sister, Yonah, who is beset by the Black Scrawl. It is a disease that threatens the world, with humanity already nearly extinct. However, it is not the only threat the world faces, as there are also strange beasts.

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