E3 2015: Square Enix Teases New ‘NieR’ Game

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Square Enix’s E3 presentation was full of optimism about the upcoming years in gaming. The company revealed some incredibly exciting projects, but the most exciting among them were all pretty far away from a release window. Kingdom Hearts fans did get to see a substantial trailer that features lots of gameplay, but Final Fantasy VII, Project Setsuna, and NieR enthusiasts weren’t quite as lucky.

After revealing that more details would be on the way soon about Final Fantasy VII and before teasing the mysterious new IP Project Setsuna, Square Enix took a few moments to see a current-gen follow-up to the cult classic JRPG NieR. Although the game is very early in development (like a few of Square Enix’s other projects), the team was still able to pull together a stunning trailer that highlights the game’s world.

The original NieR takes places in a decaying world and this new iteration looks like it is bringing that aesthetic to the current-gen via the PS4. Although no gameplay details were revealed (or even an official title), the trailer does offer a look at the impressive team behind the upcoming RPG…

NieR New Project

“The game’s all-star development team consists of producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X/NieR), director YOKO TARO (Drakengard/NieR), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. (TEKKEN/Drakengard/NieR). PlatinumGames Inc. will be amplifying the action-oriented combat and building a beautifully diverse visual experience that will fully harness the graphical power of the PlayStation 4 system.”

Even without seeing a single moment of gameplay, that list is enough to make any RPG fan start to drool at the game’s potential. Square Enix promised that more details about the third-person action RPG would arrive in Fall 2015. That said, it was also made very clear that, “It will take a while before it’s ready.”

What do you think of the NieR New Project teaser? Are you excited for a follow up to the cult hit? Let us know in the comments.

NieR New Project does not have a release date yet.


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