Nier Automata’s success introduced the idiosyncratic JRPG franchise again into the highlight, and it is not going away any time quickly. Not solely did we get a remaster of Nier Replicant this 12 months, however a brand-new smartphone sport has simply launched too: Nier Reincarnation.
With the sport out now and accessible to play, here is what it is advisable know.
Is Nier: Reincarnation on each iOS and Android?
Yup. Nier Reincarnation is playable smartphones that run both working system, so any trendy telephone ought to be capable to run the sport.
Is Reincarnation free-to-play?
Yup. The sport is free-to-play with gatcha-style probabilities to unlock in-game objects, and an in-game forex known as Gems.
Watch the trailers
There is no gameplay footage in it, however NieR Reincarnation’s announcement trailer offers a way of the sport’s melancholic tone:
To observe correct gameplay footage you will need this brief clip, launched by Sq. in April:
There’s extra gameplay footage within the glitchy Tokyo Sport Present 2020 trailer, however it’s nonetheless removed from a transparent have a look at how the sport will work in observe:
For a greater look, you need the sport’s launch trailer:
What’s the gameplay like?
From the gameplay footage above you’ll be able to see that you’re going to get to discover a full 3D world utilizing touchscreen controls, seemingly working by way of a ruined metropolis. It’s going to have RPG fight, with an auto-play choice.
We realized a bit extra from the Tokyo Sport Present stream, when director Daichi Matsukawa defined that gamers will probably be led by a type of ghost known as Mama, and can navigate an area known as The Cage to gather “weapon’s reminiscence.”
“The Cage is depicted in 3D, whereas weapon’s reminiscence is in 2D,” Matsukawa mentioned (translated from Japanese), “and as you trip between these two realms, the principle state of affairs strikes ahead.
“These weapon’s reminiscence, distorted, and whose destiny was modified, must be restored and the gamers might want to have interaction in battle in sure areas. However as for what precisely is The Cage and who’s Mama, can’t be revealed right here simply but, I’m afraid. This will probably be revealed little by little throughout the sport.”
NieR: Reincarnation was developed by Applibot, a Japanese smartphone sport dev with titles together with Blade XLord and Gangroad Joker. Character design comes from CyDesignation.