Square Enix announced today that 2010’s third-person action RPG NiER Replicant is being remastered as NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…Never before released in the West, NieR Replicant was one of two versions released in Japan with NieR Gestalt the other. NieR Gestalt is the NieR western audiences will be familiar with which was released for Xbox 360.
It tells the story of “a dark, post-apocalyptic world” and follows “a brother’s captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease.”
This remaster is being developed by Toylogic, in conjunction with Square Enix. Toylogic has previously worked on Smash Bros., The Evil Within and Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Square Enix has said;
The release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… gives those new to the game the opportunity to experience the origin of the NieR series following the critically acclaimed NieR: Automata, which has surpassed over 4.5 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its initial release in 2017.
The development team includes Yoko Taro, Keiichi Okabe and Yosuke Saito. It will be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One though there has been no release date announced.
NieR: Automata is technically a sequel to NieR, though the two games don’t rely on one another for their respective stories.
Keep an eye out for more news on the upcoming remaster.