Nier Replicant, the upcoming remaster for the original Nier game, will be released in April 2021.
Square Enix announced the release date for Nier Replicant at the Tokyo Game Show today.
It will release in Japan on April 22 for PS4 and Xbox One and in the west the following day, April 23, where it will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
A prequel to Nier: Automata, which has sold 4.85 million copies, you can expect a remaster featuring more polish, rerecorded voice performances, and more. In the game, you will experience "a dark, apocalyptic world" as you join a brother’s quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease.
Additionally, a trailer debuted during TGS 2020, offering a look at locations, set to a newly recorded soundtrack, and a glimpse at the game’s updated visuals and newly illustrated characters.
A special edition of the game called the White Snow Edition was also announced and is available exclusively from the Square Enix Store for $159.99. This version includes the game on the player’s platform of choice, along with the following:
- “Lunar Tear” Collector’s Box
- Steelbook Case – A metal case featuring stunning artwork by Illustrator Koda Kazuma
- Pin Badge Set – Grimoire Weiss, Grimoire Noir, and Grimoire Rubrum pins presented in a specialized display case. Exclusive to the White Snow Edition.
- Script Set – A set of seven books including the content of the spoken script of the game, exclusive to the White Snow Edition. Packaged in a special hard case, featuring unique cover art by character designer Akihiko Yoshida. Available in English only.
- Soundtrack CD Set – A two-disc collection – one disc featuring tracks from NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… specifically edited for this set, and a second disc featuring special arrangements, overseen by Keiichi Okabe, of select tracks that are exclusive to the White Snow Edition. The set is presented in a premium Grimoire Weiss-inspired package.
Numerous pre-order bonuses are also available for each platform:
- PS4 – All editions will include an exclusive PlayStation 4 system dynamic theme and avatar set. Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
- Xbox One – Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
- Steam – All editions will include a special digital wallpaper collection. Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.