Fans of2B and company won’t have to wait long to head back to Earth as we now know that mobile title NieR Reincarnation will release on 28 July.
After an initial announcement last year, and plenty of excitement from fans of Square Enix’s android adventure RPGs, the latest in the NieR series of games is due to come to iOS and Android devices in a month’s time. The unexpected news comes via an IGN exclusive, and we couldn’t be happier to hear it.
Early trailers teased a girl in white, who we now know is the main focus of the experience. She comes assisted by a ghost named MaMa as players venture into an ethereal looking set of structures that are scattered around a world called The Cage. The narrative will explore this unusual backdrop while trying to recover the girl’s memories, sounding similar to titles like Gris, where the metaphysical and self identity all collide. We don’t know a huge amount about the game yet, although you can check out the recent gameplay trailer to get an expectation for what’s to come.
This new title is the fourth major entry into the NieR franchise. The original NeiR was launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2010, which then managed a remake further down the line as NieR Replicant. The follow up, NieR: Automata, brought the franchise to wider attention and critical acclaim with the adventures of battle android 2B and the YoRHa in a gorgeous post apocalyptic quest on a ravaged Earth.
While we don’t have a definitive price, we do know that players can pre-register now. Registering ahead of the full release will benefit players with free in game gems, which can be used for summons and suggests we should be expecting a traditional free to play model. For every 100,000 extra pre-registrations that sign up, Square are proposing to drop more rewards into player’s pockets. Again, Square haven’t placed a definite number on that either, so I’m going to go hit the buttons on the App Store and Google Play Store, then wait to see if NieR Reincarnation lives up to the legacy of NieR Replicant and NieR: Automata.