Square Enix has dated Nier for April 23 worldwide for PS3 and 360.
It comes as yesterday, the new IP was dated for the day before, April 22, by the company in Japan.
While it gets two flavours of the RPG with Gestalt for 360 and Replicant for PS3, only the former will be coming over to the west.
It’ll be known as just “Nier” outside Japan.
“NIER fuses fast-paced action with a mature and mysterious narrative. The game sees a new direction for Square Enix and one that will appeal to action, adventure and RPG fans,” said Larry Sparks, VP of Brands for Square Enix in PAL.
Press release is below, along with cover-art for the title.
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES APRIL STREET DATE FOR NEW ACTION RPG NIER
Wednesday 3rd February/…Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces NIERTM will be available as a simultaneous global release on 23rd April 2010, for both the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
NIER, the newest title from Square Enix, delivers unique and memorable characters, intense action-packed battles, explosive magic and storytelling like only Square Enix can.
Nothing is as it seems in this latest action RPG game, set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognisable creatures. Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, Nier, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter, infected with the Black Scrawl disease. With powerful allies and a mysterious book by his side, Nier encounters things that will confound even the most mighty warrior.
Armed with a powerful set of magical abilities as well as mighty swords and armour, Nier will do battle alongside a set of formidable allies against waves of dark enemies and giant bosses to discover the truth about the disease, his daughter…and himself.
Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “NIER fuses fast-paced action with a mature and mysterious narrative. The game sees a new direction for Square Enix and one that will appeal to action, adventure and RPG fans. We look forward to its release across PAL territories.”
For more information about NIER please visit the official website at www.niergame.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/PlayNier