Nier: Replicant, an Upgraded Version of the Original Nier, Coming West
Square Enix dropped a surprise over the weekend, announcing Nier: Replicant is coming West for the first time. It's set to launch at some point on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.
Because it's a Nier game, it's no surprise the official title is Nier: Replicant ver. 1.22474487139. Nier: Replicant isn't a full remake or remaster; instead, it's an upgrade. It'll feature new voiced lines, some new content, and orchestral remasters. According to a Famitsu interview with producer Yosuke Saito (as translated by HDKirin) there may or may not be a new ending as well.
Nier is a bit complicated with all its various endings and branching paths, but here's the gist of what Replicant is. It's Nier: Automata's prequel and was a Japanese-only release. The story follows a brother trying desperately to save his sister's life from a creeping darkness in the series' staple post-apocalyptic setting. The West got Nier Gestalt, which was essentially the same story told from a father's standpoint instead of a brother's.
That's all we know about Nier: Replicant for now, but you can check out the original press release on Square Enix's press site. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Nier: Replicant news as it develops.