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What is Nier Replicant? | Remaster, sequel, or prequel?

What is NieR ReplicantIs it a remastersequel, or prequel? This game in the NieR franchise may be somewhat confusing to newer fans, but we’ll break everything down for you!

What is NieR Replicant?

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The NieR franchise can be a little difficult to follow. It all started with Drakengard, a game with somewhat similar action gameplay. From there, the original NieR game was released, and that game was followed by Nier: Automata, a much more well-known game in the West.

While Nier did get a Western release, it was a little different in Japan. Two versions of the game were launched: Nier Gestalt for the Xbox 360 and Nier Replicant for the PS3. The two games were largely the same, but one of the characters had different ages depending on which version you got. Nier Replicant was also exclusive to Japan.

What is NieR Replicant: ver. 1.22474487139?


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NieR Replicant: ver. 1.22474487139 is a new version of the game that will be getting a worldwide release. It’s set for a 2021 release and will be coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One according to a recent livestream. As with previous versions, there are some questions that need answering.

Is Nier Replicant a prequel?

NieR Replicant is a prequel to Nier: Automata in the sense that it’s set in the same world and happens in an earlier timeline. While it has similar themes and gameplay, there aren’t really any major crossovers with characters.

Is Nier Replicant a sequel?

NieR Replicant is a sequel to one of Drakengard’s many endings — specifically, it continues the story from the game’s fifth ending.

Is Nier Replicant a remaster?

The original NieR Replicant was not a remaster. NieR Replicant: ver. 1.22474487139 has been described as a “new version” of the game, but it is in effect a remaster in practical terms. New features for the game include more voice acting and better graphics.