Nier: The World of Recycled Vessel DLC hits XBL

Tuesday, 11th May 2010 19:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Nier’s getting the DLC treatment today on Xbox 360, and tomorrow on PS3, and it’s called The World of Recycled Vessel.

It contains 15 new battles that allow you to unlock bonus costumes for Nier, Emil and Kainé, along with three weapons, new music and “a special quest that challenges you to destroy your woolliest adversaries”.

The adventures in the DLC start through strange diary entries penned by Nier’s wife who was infected with the Black Scrawl disease.

The entries are titled: Recycled Vessel,Severance, Penance, Aberrance, Sufferance, Acceptance, Disturbance, Hindrance, Defiance, Forbearance, Intolerance, Vengeance, Repentance, Radiance, Extravagance, Malignance, Vigilance, Obeisance, Dominance, Allegiance, Resistance, Discordance, Petulance, Misguidance, and Deliverance.

Strange lady, indeed.

The World of Recycled Vessel will run you $6.99/€6.99/560 MSP.



  1. Alakratt

    Interesting, so this won’t be included in the PS Store update that now happens on TUESDAYS? Hmmm …

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DJ Deathstar

    Prob will be in the US update today and the EU PSN update tomorrow

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Alakratt

    Oh then, this info is a little misleading, it should be clarified to avoid confusion between US and EU regions. Jesus, VG360 is at it again!! lol!! Oops, sorry I meant VG247.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DJ Deathstar

    Probally because i don’t think the US PSN update has actually happened yet and its been up on xbox live for a few hours now

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Alakratt

    Then she should have written that it will be on the PS Store US later today and tomorrow on the EU store. See? It wasn’t so hard, only for fanboys/girls like some on this site staff unfortunately. There’s a reason why some visitors accuse VG247 of beign pro-360.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Boris Fett


    *looks at the giant ModNation Racers ad on the top of the site*

    *looks at it again*


    #6 5 years ago
  7. DJ Deathstar

    Well the title of the article is correct as it has already hit xbox live and not PSN, also come on yesterdays news was about 80% LBP2 and your saying this site is 360 dominated!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 – I got it from a mail from the devs in the EU – and secondly the US has yet to update on PSN because it is only lunchtime in California.

    FFS, it’s not like one big fucking conspiracy or anything. Jesus.

    I forget to mention UK and I’m called a PS3 fangirl. I forget to mention US, and I am called a 360 fangirl. :*(

    P.S. I am a PC fangirl so ppppppppppppffffffftttttttttt!

    (not really)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Alakratt

    OMG they’re accepting money from Sony ads and yesterday was all LBP2 so they aren’t fanboys!! Open your fucking eyes, LBP2 generated hits and any site can use the money. Believe what you want but sometimes they can’t hide their prefrences. Only other xbots defend other assholes.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. onlineatron


    If you’re a PC fangirl then you’ll have to start posting long winded comments backed up with irrelevant youtube videos in the vain of BDH ;)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 etc – I am not going to argue with you any further on this, but if you would stop and listen to someone other than yourself for a minute, and actually paid attention to anything, you would know that I have been dying for a PS3 since the thing came out and only got one 5 months ago because I could finally afford the damn thing. It’s not a conspiracy, like I said, it has to do with being poor, so stop being belligerent, please.

    @ online – I would, but I would never forgive myself.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DJ Deathstar

    I was about to say that i think theres only so many spaces for PC fanboys and BDH takes them all up! What you on about Alakratt? I was too busy playing LBP to see.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Boris Fett

    @9 Considering that I own a PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, gaming PC, and every single console and handheld all the ways back to the days of the Amstrad CPC 464 (probably before your time)… I can safely say that you’re talking shit about “Xbots defending Xbots.”

    There is no “conspiracy” going on here other than the fantasy you’ve made up in your head.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. zoopdeloop

    There’s no “conspiracy” on VG but it’s obvious that there’s some preference over one specific console than the others some times.It’s not only on VG but almost in every gaming site when it comes to this generation.It’s only natural someone to have his/her own preference even if he writes for a gaming site.
    I remember at some point a staff member here taking a guess all so proudly that the next FF installment will be 360 exclusive.But when it came to the FFXIII release VG never mentioned the poor port job SE did to the 360…

    They were going with the flow.Since Microsoft was exclusively advertising the game to the west (near it’s release)articles here were all about the 360 version first and the ps3 version was coming second and before someone jumps out to say “it’s only natural since is the first FF installment on the 360″i agree but the 360 port of the game was poor compared to the ps3 one (cutscenes,CGI,laq)i played them till the end both and the differences were pretty obvious…so we could be a little bit subjective here and not misleading.Just like we were with Bayonetta which everyone and everywhere were talking about one specific version of the title

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Aimless

    They did mention it, actually.


    That was an onomatopoeic take on the Mario death noise, in case you were wondering. No doubt this makes me a massive Nintendo fanboy.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. zoopdeloop


    That was an onomatopoeic take on the Mario death noise, in case you were wondering. No doubt this makes me a massive Nintendo fanboy.”

    Only one article go see how in many they “advertising”the 360 version.This didn’t happen with Bayonetta and the ps3

    No.this makes you look childish…grow up

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Aimless

    It’s true that I don’t take paranoid comments about other people’s perceptions of a piece of consumer electronics particularly seriously. Clearly a personal failing.

    Incidentally the US Store update still isn’t live yet, nor have they detailed its contents.

    Anyway, at least this misanthropic miso of comments has brought one thing to light: the insufferable snark of Kotaku is so successful because being positive about anything leads to claims of “teh bias”.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. DaMan

    with Bayonetta, the difference was shocking. it’s a fast paced action game, where framerate drops are critical for gameplay experience.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. zoopdeloop

    @18 The framerate drops dramaticaly in the 360 version of FFXIII in two particular places.The one is where you spend time the most.As i said i played both versions till the end.(Because as i played the already purchased ps3 version my ps3 got the YLOD so i bought it on the 360 and finished it…then got back the ps3 and finished it also there)So it actually is critical for the gameplay experience.
    and since FF’s were always movie like games…add the poor cutscenes and CGI it’s just the same for the 360 as Bayonetta was for the ps3…

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DaMan

    well, why is it then that quote EG comparison: “Frame-rate analysis shows that while both games can lose performance, it’s the Xbox 360 version that runs smoother in like-for-like situations. However, the advantage – such as it is – is minimal during gameplay.”

    .. anyway, I’m just saying that obviously with FF13 the difference wasn’t as huge as with Bayo.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Alakratt

    Funny, I never mentioned the word “conspiracy”, you can read my comments if you don’t believe me. This doesn’t have to be a conspiracy but a simple case of a group of people putting their preferences over their journalist integrity and abusing it. Nice to know others noticed VG’s preference. The problem here is that VG is a self proclaimed multi-platform site, if it was a 360 site then it would’ve been ok. Now onto the waiting of a staff or some dumbass poster’s response defending the site thru sarcasm blindly.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. zoopdeloop

    #22 5 years ago
  23. DaMan

    that quote was from the EG Digital Foundry comparison article.. they both have perfomance issues, but the 360 runs smoother overall.

    “both versions can drop frames, it is the Xbox 360 version that is undoubtedly smoother on average. Minimum frame-rate is 26FPS on 360, and 20FPS on PS3. It’s interesting to note that the character close-ups are seemingly no problem for the 360: 30FPS is maintained while PS3 struggles. “

    #23 5 years ago
  24. zoopdeloop


    The latest face off…which neglates the previous one and shows which version is smoother after all.Seems like VG never mentioned this.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Aimless

    No, zoop is quite right, the 360 version has some serious trouble spots later on and is a generally inferior product.

    I’m sure this has been gone over several times in VG247′s comments threads. If I’d known posting that earlier link would dredge it up again I wouldn’t have bothered!

    #25 5 years ago
  26. DaMan

    hmm true, I haven’t seen this one. I guess the 360 port really didn’t cost them much..

    anyway, yeah. but I still believe Bayo on PS3 was a more inferior product, probably not so much after they’ve patched it.. I personally disagree that the perfomance issues are that annoying in a a role playing game as they’re in a title like Bayonetta.

    oh, and Aimless – I’ve read the old comparison back then, but I just never saw the new one.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. zoopdeloop

    this particular article were never mentioned by you or anyone here on VG.I’m not here to judge the VG staff.They’re doing their job and they are doing it right but i don’t like it when someone jumps in to play it “devil’s advocate” without knowledge of what we’re talking about here

    #27 5 years ago
  28. zoopdeloop

    @26 Bayonetta was shockingly inferior on the ps3 mostly for the loading times which were fixed after the patch.
    Perfomance issues are annoying in any game.But still as i said FF’s depend a lot on their presentation because they pass like “movies” (CGI’s,cutscenes,sound e.t.c)and they looked horrible on the 360 compared to the ps3…and besides all that the game was also sub hd resolution on the 360.I’ve seen the differences myself and i can tell they were pretty obvious just like there were differences with Bayonetta on ps3 and 360

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaMan

    but the framerate drops in Bayo were like 25 vs 50, ie the opening Clock Tower stage… it also had tearing (vsync issues). all that in the middle of fighting craploads of guys.. I disagree that it affects experience as much as the slowdowns in FFXIII.

    anyway, altogether you’re right. the port was still clearly inferior.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Rudderless

    So, Nier then…

    #30 5 years ago
  31. zoopdeloop

    @29 You’re talking about one stage for 5 minutes (the whole perfomance in all the other stages isn’t game breaking on it’s own.(They made 30fps the norm for the ps3 port)which works in many action games.You don’t see actual slowdown in the game besides the clock tower
    While i’m talking about almost 9 hours of “grainy” cutscenes and CGI,a 60 hour sub hd game and great loss in perfomance(you see actual slowdown) in two areas in the game which one could take easily 30 hours for your postgame.Which is worse?

    #31 5 years ago
  32. DaMan

    no, not really. ~30 fps being the norm on PS3 vs ~60 on 360. if possible, these games should always have the latter. always. Bayo/Dmc is all about speed, saying that you don’t see the difference between ~30 and ~60 fps is ludicrous.
    “While the Falling Clock Tower is one of the worst-performing sections of the PS3 code, it doesn’t end there. Throughout the game the gap in performance is colossal, and pretty much unprecedented. To illustrate, it’s time for some frame-rate analysis. The first video concentrates on sections that are pretty much synchronised, covering both gameplay and then cut-scenes. Note that on 360 there is a section where 60FPS gameplay transitions into a 30FPS cut-scene, resulting in a pretty sharp rise and drop in the graph. ”

    like I said, altogether the FF13 360 port was totally inferior, but the perfomance issues aren’t comparable at all. I’ve played rpgs with framerate drops in the past, it isn’t nearly as annoying as in fighting/slasher/ etc games. especially in a jrpg, where the gameplay is slow anyway.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Aimless

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’re the only one here that’s played Nier, Rudderless.

    Not to say I won’t; it’s on the LoveFilm queue. It’s meteoric fall to £15 has certainly set my expectations, mind.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. manamana

    @Alakrat: did the LBP2 avalanche generated more comments than Alan Wake question? … Do we have sometimes games/news that are hot on one console, one day and even hotter on the other, next day? So what? It’s all about gaming, dude! This is no stock market supervision site (it isnt, is it?). Shure it’s business and shure they run Ads. Tell me who’s not?

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Stephany Nunneley

    I am not biased toward any system, if I were, you would see loads of pics of me on the net licking my favorite like some female “gamers” are wont to do.

    I don’t know about the others who write here, but I don’t usually post the DF pieces unless there is a MASSIVE difference – otherwise, it just leads to arguments, name calling, and accusations of fanboy/girlism in the comments.

    That, and my head gets confused 1/2 way through one of those pieces. There. I said it. I admit when I am daft at understanding something. I should at least get one destiny point for that. :D

    #35 5 years ago
  36. zoopdeloop

    @32 do you know that DMC is 30 fps on consoles and 60 on PC…does that affect your gameplay experience?Is that difference gamebreaking?No…you don’t get that Platinum made the game on 360 with 60 fps as it’s norm SEGA reversed that for the port making it 30 fps for the ps3.They changed the code.You don’t see actual slowdown in the game because of that,you see the difference between them as in one (360 version) is smoother in movement than the other (ps3)you don’t see actual laq on the ps3…although both versions drop below 60 and 30 fps at some points.
    As i said especially FF’s are heavily based on their presentation besides gameplay and the whole presentation including gameplay,graphics e.t.c is much worse.
    C’mon we’re talking about a 60 hour game versus a 10 hour game.
    And if you make a list of how many things each one has worst on their ports that the other you’ll see the difference

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DaMan

    DMC4 runs at 60 fps on consoles.

    ANYway – like I said, if possible these games should always run at the highest framerate possible. always. what are you saying now?, yes you do bind the animation speed to fps so that it doesn’t look weird in the slower version. why did you even bring it into this?? and compare drops to 20-25 fps on PS3 versus 45-50 on 360?…

    once again, like I said – the perfomance issues. which aren’t comparable at all. yes, unfortunately FFs became totally about presentation and the such after the move from SNES to Sony, so I agree that the 360 port experience was vastly inferior.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. DaMan

    oh, and about the length.. I have to say this – anyone who bought Bayo or Dmc just to play through the story once shouldn’t be playing it in the first place. it’s like buying Modern Warfare to experience the story in single player. I mean, it’s all about the combat and replay value. so overall you should probably spend more time with it than with FF13 really.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. zoopdeloop

    Is DMC4 the first action game you ever played?What about other action games or the previous DMC?they were at 30fps and you could play them quite nicely.
    I’m saying that Bayonetta on the ps3 was less enjoyable for 2 reasons.1st Loading times 2nd Performance at some parts…the 1st issue which was the most annoying was solved via patch.
    FFXIII on the 360 was less enjoyable for 4 reasons. 1st lower resolution 2nd compressed cutscenes,movies and CGI looked”grainy” (which are a lot of them nearly 9 hours) 3rd compressed sound (sounded hollow) 4th performance at some parts.(one of these parts is the post game tha can take up to 40 hours of gameplay and that actual slowdown which is 6-7 fps lower than 30 fps for a long time can really give you a headache for so many hours)30fps can be played nicely in any game(like in ps3 version of Bayonetta)the problem is below that for a long time
    to fully experience FFXIII and uncover everything someone can spend easily 90-100 hours just for the first playthrough.The replay value for DMC4 or Bayo is nowhere near that. 50-60 hours at most

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DaMan

    well, certainly using that logic I’ve played some games on NES, on a 1991 Supra Color Television, and quite enjoyed them.

    the PS3 Bayo drops to 20, or even less. like I said, for action games the difference between ~30 and ~60 is critical. anyone who’s actually into this type of gaming would choose higher fps over nicer looking visuals. the PERFORMANCE aspect. fps, vsync issues, etc. why are you arguing with me, listing all those ‘reasons’ when I said I agree that the 360 port of FF13 is vastly inferior overall??

    you misunderstand, it’s totally justified to buy a jrpg and play through the story once, then get rid of it. it’s silly to play a game like Bayo just to see the ending. ffs, you have to beat 100 chapters to get nunchuks. mastering the combos, getting the LPs, beating the hard mode… heck, I’m still going to come back to it this summer and finish the Infinite Climax mode. hence, it’s about the same for both.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. zoopdeloop

    I finished everything in Bayo under 50-55 hours and to tell you the truth i’m not much into playing that game again soon since i uncovered everything.I finished everything in FFXIII under 89 hours just as well i’m not planning on playing the game soon but at least i want to check on the story again at some point since it’s like watching a movie over and over again.(and i kind of liked the story)
    Bayo on the other hand as much as i enjoyed it i replayed it one time after the other and i got bored of it eventually.

    And for the record Bayo never drops so much as to 20 or below 20 Fps in gameplay on the ps3 (besides the clock tower).
    My point is just as how big news was that the ps3 port of Bayo wasn’t good on the ps3 it’s all the same big news with the FFXIII port on the 360 or even worse since it has much more flaws than just performance and loading times like Bayo had and was much more anticipated ( huge fanbase overall)and some gaming sites passed it just like that while the bad Bayo porting job became a huge story

    #41 5 years ago
  42. DaMan

    well, sure. I for one, spent as much time with Chrono Cross as I did with all this gen games combined ;). it depends on how you organize your playtime, and how you play these games. generally, if you purchased a jrpg and a game like Bayo you should spend about the same amount of time on both overall.

    min 20 fps in gameplay, as low as 15 in cutscenes.

    erm, once again – I haven’t seen the second EG comparison until today. I only read the original one back then, and I agreed that the overall port was just as bad.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. L.O.R.D

    So. finally i can make Kainé dress something good beyond that lingerie

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Blerk


    #44 5 years ago

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