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NieR Replicant release date set for April 2021

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Nier Replicant Image (Image credit: Square Enix)

What you need to know

  • NieR Replicant is a reimagined and updated version of the original PS3 game.
  • It's being developed by many of the same crew, including Yoko Taro.
  • A new trailer revealed the release date for NieR Replicant during Tokyo Game Show 2020.
  • It's set to release on April 23, 2021 in the U.S. and Europe, with an April 21 release in Japan.

NieR Replicant, a rebuilt version of the original game being designed for modern consoles and PC, was announced earlier this year. During a Tokyo Game Show 2020 stream, Yoko Taro and Square Enix revealed that NieR Replicant is set to release on April 23, 2021 in the U.S and Europe, with a slightly earlier release date of April 22 in Japan.

You can see the trailer announcing the release date below.

Yoko Taro has returned to direct this rebuilt title and he's aided by composer Keiichi Okabe and producer Yosuke Saito, who also worked on the original game. This is the first time that the story of NieR Replicant has been officially made available outside of Japan. During the Tokyo Game Show 2020 presentation, the team also revealed that NieR Automata has sold over 4.8 million copies.

NieR Replicant is set thousands of years before the events of NieR Automata and is focused on a young man with a talking grimoire who seeks the key to saving his sister. NieR Replicant is coming to Xbox One, PC and PS4. No next-generation upgrades for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or PS5 have been detailed.

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Samuel Tolbert
Samuel Tolbert

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3 Comments
  • I hope those poor guys learned how to have 1080p resolution in their PC ports. Years later they haven't been able to do it for Automata. Not with the help of all of our money. Maybe more people will wait until they get their act together before buying their crappy ports.
  • "NieR Replicant is set thousands of years before the events of NieR Automata" If it is a different story altogether, then how is it a "remaster" or "rebuild" in ANY way?
  • Nier Automata isn't the original game it's the "sequel" to Nier, which Nier Replicant is the remake of.