The latest entry in the RPG series, Nier Re[in]carnation, has been confirmed for a release on July 28 for both iOS and Android devices.
Set in the same universe as previous games Nier: Automata and Nier Replicant, which in turn are spin-offs of the Drakengard series, Nier Re[in]carnation is an action RPG that mashes together several genres.
Not much is known about the story, but you’ll play as the Girl of Light who wakes up in a strange realm known only as The Cage. Along with a ghostly companion called Mama, players will be tasked with exploring their new surroundings.
The game, by Japanese mobile developer Applibot, will be free-to-start. Over 300,000 players who have pre-registered will be granted bonus gems, the in-game currency, at the start. Square Enix are offering more bonus gems for every 100,000 pre-registered players as well.
The original Nier was released on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2010. The western release however received a version which featured an older protagonist. Though initial reviews were middling, it grew a small but dedicated fanbase over time.
However it wasn’t until the 2017 sequel, Nier: Automata, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that the series really gained popularity. More recently, it seems that the game’s final secret was discovered by a hacker 4 years after its original release.
Nier Automata’s commercial success led to the original game being remade. Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139… was released on both consoles and PC earlier this year.
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