E3 2015: Square Enix Announces New Title in the NieR Series Exclusively for PS4

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Square Enix revealed today that they and PlatinumGames are working on a new game in the NieR series, originally on the PlayStation 3. This one is a shocker for me, but I’m definitely excited to see another NieR game coming out. NieR is highly-acclaimed and is unfortunately still stuck in my massive PS3 backlog.

In their press release, Square Enix also released a trailer for the new game to showcase the new art design:


From the official press release from Square Enix Follows:

All-Star Development Team Formed for NieR New Project

LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2015) – SQUARE ENIX® today revealed NieR® New Project (temporary name), a new third-person action role-playing game (RPG) and follow-up to the 2010 cult hit NieR. Offering a fresh blend of action and RPG gameplay styles, NieR New Project is currently being developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc. exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

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.

More information regarding the game will be unveiled this Fall.

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Jason Honaker

A software developer for over 15 years, originally from St. Louis, MO and currently living in Seattle, WA. Started gaming in 1979 on the Atari 800 8-bit PC. I play all sorts of games, but am partial to RPGs and 3rd person brawlers and shooters.

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