Shrining in the Darkness

This week sees the lengthy awaited arrival of Square Enix’ NieR Replicant. For these of you who merely can not wait these closing few days, PlayStation Underground has your again, delivering 15 minutes of gameplay captured straight from the PS4 version of the remaster. In addition, Publisher Square Enix has launched a new “extra content” trailer simply this morning, showcasing a number of the cool new options being added to the up to date version of the action-RPG.

Narrated by PS Underground’s Tim and Kristen and accompanied by Square Enix’ Reid Taguchi, the video depicts the early exploits of protagonist Nier’s journey. The younger hero visits The Lost Shrine for the primary time, fixing puzzles, participating in fight, and coming face-to-page with ornery sidekick Grimoire Weiss, who will accompany Nier on their quest. The preview winds up with an epic encounter with one of many shrine’s mighty guardians, as Nier and Weiss team-up for the primary of many battles the duo will face collectively.

NieR Replicant will sport up to date visuals, re-recorded voiceovers, and a rearranged soundtrack overseen by authentic composer Keiichi Okabe. As mentioned in the video, fight has been optimized for the fashionable period, and ought to really feel a bit of extra relatable to these followers who joined the sequence with smash-hit sequel NieR: Automata. I readily admit to being a latecomer to this franchise, and thus am very a lot trying to trying out NieR Replicant in this contemporary, polished format. It’s wanting very slick certainly.

NieR Replicant launches April 23 on PS4, PC, and Xbox One.