A remake of the cult classic action RPG Nier Replicant is now in development, according to an announcement by publisher Square Enix. The remake, officially called “NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…”, will be developed by ToyLogic in collaboration with Square Enix. The original was released only in Japan back in 2010, so the remake will be the first time this version of Nier will be released elsewhere.
“For the first time in the West after the original game’s Japanese debut in 2010, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… invites players into a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother’s captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease – a quest which will in turn make them question everything. Developed in collaboration with Toylogic, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… brings together an all-star team including acclaimed director YOKO TARO (Drakengard / NieR:Automata), composer Keiichi Okabe (TEKKEN / Drakengard / NieR:Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X / NieR:Automata).”
A release date has yet to be announced for the Nier Replicant remake but the game has been confirmed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. A teaser trailer has also been released, which you can see below: