posted on 2020-09-24 10:51 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Square Enix announces N. American, European launch for franchise's 1st iOS/Android game
Square Enix revealed a trailer for NieR Re[in]carnation, the first a smartphone game in the NieR video game franchise, during the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online event on Thursday. The company also announced that the game will get a release in North America and Europe.
The role-playing game for iOS and Android devices will be free to play, with optional in-game items available for purchase. Square Enix is producing the game, Applibot is developing the game, and CyDesignation is designing the characters.
The now-defunct Japanese game developer Cavia (Drakengard, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles) developed the original NieR game as a spinoff of the Drakengard series in 2010. Square Enix released versions of the game for two different consoles: NieR Gestalt for the Xbox 360, and NieR Replicant for the PlayStation 3. NieR Replicant featured a different character design for the protagonist, and minor differences in the plot. NieR was the last game Cavia developed before being disbanded and absorbed into AQ Interactive Inc. in July 2010.
NieR Replicant is getting a remastered edition for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and will also have a release in English. Square Enix announced during the livestream that the game will launch on April 22.
The NieR:Automata sequel shipped for the PS4 in Japan in February 2017, followed by North America and Europe in March 2017. Square Enix also released the game on PC via Steam in March 2017, and on Xbox One in June 2018. The game has a combined shipments and digital download sales number of 4.5 million.