Square Enix announces the development of NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139. According to the publisher, an upgraded version of the ten-year-old RPG will appear under that name. The new game is released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and on Steam.
It is not yet known when the new version of NieR will be released and in which areas the game will be improved. For the time being alone announced the development of the gamealong with the platforms on which it appears. A teaser video is also shown, but it does not show any gameplay.
There is no mention of a remake or remaster, but according to Siliconera it is clear that at least the lyrics of the new version are fully recorded. The game also gets new music and other additions, including new characters.
NieR appeared in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Japanese RPG was made by Cavia. That studio is not involved in the new version; which is made by Toylogic.
Square Enix has also announced NieR Reincarnation, a smartphone game for iOS and Android. This RPG is made by the Japanese developer Applibot. There is a teaser video, but it does not yet provide substantive details. It is not yet clear when the smartphone game will be released.