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Phantom Hellcat Is A Theatrical Hack-And-Slash Action Adventure RPG

Publisher All in! Games and developer Ironbird Creations just announced a stylish-looking action RPG title called Phantom Hellcat. There's no release date, but it's coming out for PC, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5. You play Jolene who has to rescue her mother from demons who kidnapped her. You fight said demons in a stage play-inspired set...

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NieR Automata Anime Officially Announced

The Nier Automata anime has now been officially confirmed. It will be based on the 2017 JRPG of the same name, which was developed by PlatinumGames, Yoko Taro and Square Enix. A translation of its description states: "The stage is a far future where humanity is defeated by the moon in front of the overwhelming force of 'mechanical life forms' t...

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Square Enix Announces New Card-Based RPG From Yoko Taro & His Nier Crew

If you're looking for a Nier or Drakengard sequel, you might get one in the form of a spiritual successor of sorts. Square Enix has announced a new RPG called Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, which is a new game featuring an "enchanting story completely depicted by cards". This is from the mind of Nier and Drakengard series creator Yoko Ta...

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The Tokyo Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony Is Playing Video Game Tunes [Update]

Update: added in videos of the opening ceremony with the orchestra music playing in the background. How far have we come when it comes to video game tunes, eh? To celebrate Japan's culture and heritage during the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony, the orchestra in charge will play classic and iconic video game tunes as the teams from all o...

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Nier Replicant Ver 1.22 Combat Tips & Boss Walkthroughs

Nier Replicant ver 1.22 is out now and features a lot of changes from the 2010 original. Most notably, combat is way, way better thanks to the remaking & remastering efforts of Square Enix and Toylogic (who were previously from Cavia, the OG folks who made the 2010 Nier). Essentially, combat in Nier Replicant is similar to Nier Automata in m...

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Nier Replicant’s Yosuke Saito & Saki Ito On Combat Redesign Lessons & Favourite Characters

Producer Yosuke Saito and development director Saki Ito had a lot riding on remaking the 2010 action RPG Nier. Thankfully with the positive reviews,, Nier Replicant ver 1.22 will get the recognition it deserves for 2021's gaming market. So what actually led to Square Enix letting developer Toylogic work on the remake? Simple: Toylogic had a n...

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Nier Replicant Ver 1.22: How To Get All The Endings

Nier Replicant Ver 1.22 is out now for everyone to experience and play. Long story short: it's an amazing remake and massive improvement to a game with a great epic story but dubious gameplay. You also have heard that this game boasts several endings that paint the full picture of Nier Replicant's narrative. Welp, we're here to help you figure o...

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Nier Replicant Is Making The Right Moves With Its Revamped Combat So Far

2010's Nier by Cavia and Square Enix has a masterful story buried in its dark fantasy conventions and memorable characters. It also had a lacklustre action game attached to it, if I'm being honest. Everything felt sluggish to play and not as precise as it should. With the 2021 Nier "remake" dubbed Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…. (which ...

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NieR Duo Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito Are Currently Working On Two New Games

The games industry in Japan is really busy with future projects next year and so forth, including Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito. The two developers, renowned for their work on NieR and NieR Automata, are busy with two upcoming titles according to a recent Games Industry Chit-Chat 2020 Year-End Party (via Games Talk and Gematsu). According to Saito,...

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NieR Reincarnation International English Version Confirmed

During the Square Enix Tokyo Game Show 2020 panel, the company revealed that the upcoming NieR Reincarnation mobile game would officially receive an international English version. There is already an official Twitter account for the English version of the game as well. The only information available right now is the confirmation of an English r...

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Nier’s Yoko Taro On Creating Sexy Characters For Mobile Games

Nier and SINoALICE director and writer Yoko Taro (whom we've met up with last year) talked about his written work and process with Siliconera regarding the latter mobile game recently. His answers are about as blunt as they can get for someone who has to go through Japan's game industry work culture. Which character did you enjoy writing the most? ...

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Here’s Our First Look At The Upcoming NieR Mobile Game

Square Enix have dropped a new gameplay video for NieR Re[in]carnation, the upcoming NieR mobile game. The video was first revealed during the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwyxUKjzJ1A&feature=emb_title It's more of a tease than an in-depth look at the mechanics since the footage simply consists of the prot...

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Check Out This Gorgeous NieR: Automata Artwork By Xenoblade Chronicles X’s Character Designer

Yesterday was NieR's 10th anniversary celebration. To mark the occasion, illustrator and character designer Raita Kazama (Xenoblade Chronicles X, Border Break, Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix) tweeted a congratulatory message along with this gorgeous NieR: Automata illustration. It's not the first time Kazama has done NieR art, as he's drawn ...

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Mysterious-Looking NieR Mobile Game Is “Coming Soon”

Fans of NieR have more than the NieR Replicant remaster, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, to look forward to as a mobile game called NieR Re[in]carnation is also in the works. The game is being developed by Applibot (Gang Road Joker, Magic Academy Grimoire), with CyDesignation (Granblue Fantasy, Rage of Bahamut) doing the character designs...

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NieR Replicant Remastered Is Coming To Consoles & PC

Yoko Taro's Drakengard (and its spinoff, NieR) franchise instantly became 'mainstream' after 2017's NieR: Automata arrived and captivated the world. After the success of that game, fans have been clamouring for a remake or remaster of its predecessor, Nier: Gestalt or Nier: Replicant. It's finally coming, folks. During the NieR 10th Anniversary c...

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NieR Theatrical Orchestra Cancels Tokyo Performances Due To Coronavirus

Square Enix has announced the cancellation of the NieR Theatrical Orchestra's upcoming Tokyo performances due to the Covid-19 virus. They were originally meant to be held on March 28 and March 29. https://twitter.com/sem_sep/status/1233271049778683904 Attached to the announcement was a notice containing ticket refund links. The tweet itself menti...

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The Top 30 Relaxing JRPG Soundtracks To Listen To

It may sound strange to some that the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) genre is so strongly defined by its country of origin, Japan. When we talk about JRPGs, we normally refer to the styles or trends that are commonly used in Japan for their games, be it their graphical style, aesthetic, game design, or music. Out of these different elements, JR...

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NieR: Orchestra Concert Coming To Bangkok, Thailand Next Year

Need a quick Thailand trip and also catch some orchestral tunes of the NieR series? Then you may want to plan for the upcoming NieR Orchestra Concert 12018. The NieR-themed concert made its debut in Tokyo, Japan back in September 2018 and will be coming to Chicago and London as well. But since Thailand is closer to a lot of us, we'll just head dow...

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Nier: Automata Sales Top 4 Million, 2 Years Later

Better late than never, right? One of 2017's critical gaming darlings from Square Enix and Platinum Games', Nier: Automata, has recently exceeded four million units in sales both in shipments and in digital sales. https://twitter.com/NieR_JPN/status/1128120661300236288 The sales total count the PS4, PC, and Xbox One sales for the game. Keep in mi...

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