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NieR Replicant is finally releasing in the West

Published: 00:38, 25 September 2020
Toylogic Inc
NieR Replicant
NieR Replicant

Square Enix and Toylogic revealed a fairly surprising trailer at Tokyo Game Show, featuring NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Yes - that is the actual name of the game.

For the sake of sanity of both the writer and the reader, we will just keep calling the game NieR Replicant. It is a prequel to critically acclaimed NieR Automata and is set to release on Steam on April 23, 2021.

However, there is already an existing game with the same name but it was never made available in the West. This is probably where all those silly numbers come in so the two versions can be differentiated. It is times like these that one learns to appreciate THQ Nordic's bad puns.

Anyway, this new version of NieR Replicant will be upgraded, compared to the base game. It is not much of surprise, given the fact that the original was released in 2010 and we are on the doorstep of the next generation of consoles and therefore graphics in general.

In Replicant, the protagonist is a young man who lives in a remote village but sets out on a quest to find Grimoire Weiss, prompted by his sister's terminal illness.

Steam page is already up for the game but it doesn't show the system requirements just yet. On the other hand, you can check out the gameplay trailer shown at TGS and judge for yourself whether the game will be taxing on the PC components.

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