Nier Details: Twisting Storylines, Bloody Combat, More
You may not know much about Square-Enix's upcoming action/RPG, Nier, but you're about to.
We've just received all the pertinent details on this game via helpful fact sheet, and we have to admit, this is just another RPG that all the fans will be forced to consider. The game is being developed by Cavia, Inc. and as you might expect - most action/RPGs do this - it "blends both innovative and traditional RPG gameplay mechanics with an intense, bloody combat system." We're also promised a "unique and twisting" plot because "nothing is as it seems" and the player is kept guessing, ala mystery style, until the very end. Nier is the name of the main character, and he sets out at the start to find a cure for his daughter, Yonah, who suffers from the deadly Black Scrawl disease. Nier is fully capable of using insanely powerful weapons and magical attacks but he will also have the help of several friends, which of course implies party play. We have a few new screenshots but they're gigantic and will have to be re-sized and...well, to be honest, they're not that impressive. Perhaps they're from an early build of the game, or maybe they're even going for a different graphical palette, but things appear a little blurry and washed-out.
But we have every confidence that Square-Enix will deliver a solid-looking title as they almost always do, and the concept behind Nier is well worth our attention. The game is scheduled to launch in Spring 2010 and we're expecting a May release (but that's just a guess). Stay tuned for more on Nier as it becomes available.
Related Game(s): Nier
12/11/2009 9:00:59 PM Ben Dutka