If you like Nier: Automata, then Nier Replicant ought to be soaring your list of most-anticipated video games today. Technically called “Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139,” Square Enix revealed this upgraded variation of the initial video game previously this year, however exposed the April 23, 2021 release date today as part of the Tokyo Game Show 2020’s digital celebrations. 

The history of how this video game suits the Nier series is a little complex. When the initial video game launched in Japan in 2010, it had 2 variations: Nier Gestalt and Nier Replicant. The bulk of the video games’ material was the very same, however the lead characters and some story beats were various. 

For the North American release, just Nier Gestalt launched here, merely under the title Nier. So this brand-new updated variation of Nier Replicant is technically the very first time the video game is launching in North America – and with upgraded visuals, it looks even much better than it did previously. You can see a few of the brand-new screenshots listed below.

 

For individuals who played Nier ten years earlier, the distinctions in between variations might be an enjoyable method to make a familiar video game feel fresh. And for gamers who just came on board with Automata, it needs to be an excellent chance for more information about the characters and world. 

Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 is launching on current-generation hardware (and PC) on April 23, 2021. Square Enix’s statement does not discuss the upcoming PS5 or Xbox Series X/S.

For more Nier goodness, you ought to take a look at this cool Nier Automata statue that Square Enix likewise revealed today.