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A Nier remaster is in the works but it's a bit complicated

By Tim Augustin - on 1 Apr 2020, 3:46pm

A Nier remaster is in the works, but it's a bit complicated

Image: Square Enix

Fans of Nier: Automata are going to love this. 

Back in 2010, a game called Nier was released - a spin-off of the Drakengard series set on post-apocalyptic Earth. The game received a critically acclaimed and widely loved sequel in Nier: Automata, and this April the franchise celebrates its 10th anniversary. What better way to celebrate the event, than with a remaster of the original game? 

Square Enix just revealed that a remaster of Nier is in the works, titled Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139. That sure is a mouthful, but it gets more complicated than that. There were two versions of Nier - Nier Replicant, and Nier Gestalt - but only the former is getting a remaster. Both of these versions have differences in story and gameplay, so fans of Nier Gestalt are out of luck unfortunately. 

Nier Replicant will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC - but another Nier game is in the works for mobile platforms as well. Square Enix teased a free-to-play role-playing game for Android and iOS devices titled Nier Reincarnation, though we don’t have much details on this title just yet. 

It’s a big year for fans of classic JRPGs - so many have remasters and remakes launching soon!