Drakengard 3 doesn’t feel like a Square-Enix game, says composer Keiichi Okabe

Drakengard 3′s soundtrack is being created by Nier composer Keiichi Okabe, and he has explained why he has felt immense pressure in coming up with songs that match the series’ legacy.

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  • Square music portal offers up soundtracks and sheet music for The Piano Opera: Final Fantasy I/II/III

    Square Enix has opened a website portal which devoted entirely to its Piano Collections series of game soundtracks. At present, the site contains piano renditions of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts music,. and soon, NieR. The Piano Opera: Final Fantasy I/II/III soundtrack site has also been updated with track lists, samples, and composer comments from […]

  • Nier was originally a 360 exclusive

    During an interview with Japanese website Inside Games, Square Enix EP Yosuke Saito has said that Cavia’s Nier was originally exclusive to Xbox 360.

  • Nier: The World of Recycled Vessel DLC hits XBL

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

  • Cavia already working on DLC for NieR

    NieR’s executive producer at Square, Yosuke Saito, has revealed that Cavia started work on DLC for it immediately after the core game was completed.

  • Square Enix releases launch trailer for Nier

    Square Enix has put out the launch trailer for Nier. You can watch it below the break.

  • Nier dated for April 23 worldwide

    Square Enix has dated Nier for April 23 worldwide for PS3 and 360.

  • Nier dated for April 22 in Japan

    Square Enix has dated Nier for April 22 in Japan.

  • Shots - Square releases assets for Nier

    Square Enix has sent over some shots from Nier for PS3 and Xbox 360.

  • Square announces spring release for NieR

    Square Enix has announced that NieR will see a spring 2010 release on PS3 and Xbox 360. It also released some new screens, along with the box art this morning, which has no mention of Replicant or Gestalt anywhere on it nor in the fact sheet below the break. Head on below to read it, […]

  • Nier developer wants an HD Wii, stat!

    Nier director Yoko Taro’s got a blog. Sometimes, he writes things on that blog. Sometimes, those things are about the Wii’s lack of graphical power. This is one of those times. According to a post translated by Andriasang, Taro got an eyeful of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. And while Crystal Bearers sparkled […]

  • Square teases Nier Replicant in latest issue of Famitsu

    The new issue of Famitsu has a two-page advert for Nier Replicant with the tagline “Beyond revenge lies crazed desperation.” This is a Square Enix thing, which promises to reveal what it’s all about next week. If the “Neir” part sounds familiar to you, 1UP has you covered. Nier’s the Cavia-developed action game slated for […]

  • Square Enix announces GamesCom line-up

    Square Enix has announced the games it will have on had at GamesCom next month. Looks like attendees can look forward to seeing Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts 385/2, Nier, and Supreme Commander 2, among others. Here’s the full list: Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP) Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox […]

  • Square Enix sword-swinger NIER gets first trailer, website

    Announced yesterday, Square Enix’s PS3/Xbox 360 action title NIER has, at long last, begun its pre-E3 info trickle. For now, you’ve got a website and a trailer to fuel your speculations. Personally, we’re thinking fairly straightforward brawler on this one. Check out the trailer — which features a particularly angry man tearing through shadow men […]

  • Front Mission Evolved and NIER revealed in Square's E3 announcement

    Square Enix announced third-person shooter Front Mission Evolved in the press release for its E3 line-up today. Developed by Double Helix for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, the strategy series is now a shooter and features both single and multiplayer campaigns. There’s no release date for it yet. NIER was also sneakily announced in the […]