Just three weeks after the big dual Nier announcements, consisting of the upcoming expanded remaster of the original game as well as the all-new mobile game, and we already have some gameplay footage for the latter. Usually, it’s hard to get excited for a mobile game the same way you would a full-fledged console release but if this preview’s anything to go by, NieR Re[in]carnation could be something significant after all. More than that, it’s now made official that Yoko Taro himself is indeed full-on directing NieR’s first mobile foray. If Square Enix doesn’t have your attention yet, check out the footage below.
Have you ever seen a more gorgeous looking mobile game? While this preview for NieR Re[in]carnation doesn’t feature any combat yet, just taking in the environments has us satiated. You have a haunting Monaca tune filling up the atmosphere too, making a pretty convincing case that this mobile game will be close to a full-fledged NieR experience. It has a lot to live up to, and while no one’s expecting something to play on their daily commute will be as satisfying as the monumental and best selling NieR Automata so far it’s striking all the right chords in piquing our curiosity.
While it’s only been three years since NieR Automata has made the franchise a huge name in the sub-culture, 2020 does mark the 10th anniversary of the original NieR. Of course Drakenguard, the series NieR spins off from, is even older. Many fans never got to play the original so getting an in-depth genuine Yoko Taro mobile experience on top of an expanded version of the first game is almost too good to be true for those who’ve been waiting for OG Nier to return in some form. We can’t know how NieR Re[in]carnation will turn out, and just how much of a gatcha element they’ll sneak into it as that’s how mobile games make their money after all, but we’ll keep you informed.
NieR Re[in]carnation is set to come out in the not so distant future, though no specific date’s been given yet.