During the recent Square Enix showcase at Tokyo Game Show, it was announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… which is the highly anticipated remake of the original game, will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 22, 2021 in Japan and Asia, and worldwide on April 23, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
It was also announced that in addition to the standard edition, Square Enix will release a special “White Snow Edition,” with many bonus items such as:
A copy of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
Grimoire Pin Set – Grimoire Weiss, Grimoire Noir, and Grimoire Rubrum pins which come presented in a specialized display case.
Script Set – A set of seven books encompassing the spoken script of the game. Packaged in a special hard case, featuring covers art by character designer, Akihiko Yoshida.
Special Soundtrack – A two-disc collection featuring newly-edited and arranged music for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, presented in a premium Grimoire Weiss-inspired package.
SteelBook Case – A metal case featuring stunning artwork by illustrator Kazuma Koda.
Lunar Tear Collector’s Box
Pre-orders are available for the game right now in North America and Japan, and digital pre-orders will include a mini soundtrack on all platforms, plus a dynamic theme and avatar set on PlayStation 4, and wallpaper set on PC. The physical copy of the game includes both the western and Japanese box art illustrated by Akihiro Yoshida and Koda Kazuma.
For more information on the game, check out an overview via Square Enix below.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is an updated version of NieR Replicant, previously only released in Japan.
Discover the one-of-a-kind prequel of the critically-acclaimed masterpiece NieR: Automata. Now with a modern upgrade, experience masterfully revived visuals, a fascinating storyline and more!
The protagonist is a kind young man living in a remote village. In order to save his sister Yonah, who fell terminally ill to the Black Scrawl, he sets out with Grimoire Weiss, a strange talking tome, to search for the “Sealed verses.”
Experience the NieR Replicant story for the first time in the west through the eyes of the protagonist as a brother.
The original all-star team returns including acclaimed director, Yoko Taro (Drakengard / NieR: Automata), composer Keiichi Okabe (Tekken / Drakengard / NieR: Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X / NieR: Automata).
In a distant, distant future, humanity is on the brink of extinction.
A black scrawl disease and strange beasts threaten the world.
A young kindhearted boy makes a promise to his little sister.
A thousand-year lie that would live on for eternity…
Uncover the truth behind the world of NieR and prepare to question everything in this dark, twisting tale.
Journey alongside an unlikely group of allies through a ruined world, plagued by sickness and monstrous horrors.
A mesmerizing iconic soundtrack, newly recorded by NieR: Automata composer, Keiichi Okabe.
Fight back dreadful enemies with a visceral, uniquely customizable blend of swordplay and powerful magic.
Customize your character’s magic, skills, and weapons with the power of Words.
Additionally, Square Enix announced it will release the upcoming mobile installment in the Nier series, NieR Re[in]carnation for iOS and Android devices in North America and Europe. Pre-registration for the Japanese version is currently available for iOS and Android via the App Store and Google Play. The App Store currently lists a release date of December 23, but that date might be subject to change.
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