Nier Replicant Is Being "Upgraded" For PS4, Xbox One And PC

Illustration for article titled iNier Replicant/i Is Being Upgraded For PS4, Xbox One And PC
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Square Enix announced earlier today that an upgraded version of Nier Replicant is heading to Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the action RPG and during a live stream celebrating this milestone, it was announced that developer Toylogic will help bring the game to modern systems and PC. Platinum Games will not be directly involved.

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This new, updated version of Nier Replicant will include new music, remakes of old songs and some other new characters. Square Enix didn’t say when to expect this new version of the game or all the new changes and improvements, though I expect we will learn more over the coming months.

Another Nier game was announced earlier today, alongside the news of Replicant. Nier Reincarnation is coming to mobile devices and will also be an RPG of some kind, though Square Enix gave us even less info about this game. A short teaser was released and it was announced that the game is being developed by Applibot.

No release date was given for Reincarnation either.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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DISCUSSION

They’ll never do it, but they really do need to let Yokotaro make his own Final Fantasy game. Nier Automata surprised the shit out of me over how much it pushed the boundaries of JRPG storytelling I like me some classical RPGing (see Dragon Quest XI), but I’m getting tired of watching the same anime tropes play out again and again in these types of games.

Something that Nier has that hasn’t been seen in nearly any of the modern-day FF is vision. I completely get that Nier Automata is the way it is because Yokotaro wanted to tell a specific story—I didn’t get that at all from FF XV, and I sure as hell don’t expect it in FF7- REMAKE.  Final Fantasy needs a kick in the ass and I think Yoko Taro is the weirdo to do it.