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Nier Confirmed For Spring 2010 North American Release

Don't we have enough RPGs coming out in the first half of 2010?! We role-playing fans are going to have to request 36-hour days from the government, or something.

We've just learned that Square-Enix's more adult-themed action/RPG, Nier, is scheduled to arrive in North America for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this Spring. That could mean as early as late March or early April, or as late as early June. In all honesty, as much as we want to get our hands on this one, we'd almost prefer later rather than sooner, what with White Knight Chronicles hitting in February and Final Fantasy XIII launching in March. We never considered Nier was quite this close; if anything, we would've guessed at a Spring 2010 release for Japan, but not for the US. Now we're wondering if we might be looking at a worldwide simultaneous release for this one, but either way, we'll have to start paying very close attention to what appears to be a unique and entertaining adventure. Oh, and we definitely want a playable demo on the PSN at some point within the next few months; we didn't get one in this region for FFXIII (at least, not yet) and that sucks. Give us a little look-see ahead of time, Square-Enix!

Stay tuned for more concerning Nier; we'll be scrounging about for more details and info as time rolls on.

Related Game(s): Nier

1/7/2010 12:20:05 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

Dfreek31
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:34:42 PM
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The would be a first if Square-Enix decides to make a game be released that way. It might spark a new way of putting out a game. We can only hope. :D

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Oyashiro
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:37:26 PM
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Too bad we are only getting one version of the game in the US. And it sucks that the PS3 is the one getting the port of the 360 version.

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Silent_J
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:59:28 PM

what, are you serious ,they're gonna port this game? that sucks.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:01:16 PM

Not buying ('till psxe review)

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:39:44 PM
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I have to say that based on the images I have seen so far, and the information I have read about Nier, this game seems more at home with the western style of RPG than the Japanese. The image that's included with this article alone tells me everything I need to know about the game to know I will be giving this one a miss.

I'm beginning to think that as game makers like SE who have traditionally not made M rated titles, move into making M-rated games. The 'game' becomes less game like as a result of aiming for the M-rated audience. I play games to escape and enjoy. To be distracted and find pleasure without the concerns of real life barging into my mind for a while. This doesn't look like a game to me. I don't know what to call it since it's clearly a video game, but it really doesn't look like a game, it looks like a chore.

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godsman
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:24:42 PM

Fantasy in what makes RPG so special.

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Oxvial
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 12:50:00 PM
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Well the only thing I know its that the main chara talk like a viatch and its going to be a port of the 360.

boring.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:24:16 PM
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I have a feeling this game will be a failure .

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godsman
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 1:46:36 PM
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So far, the RPG are all about the same, I haven't seen any inferior ports for the PS3. (exception to Last Remnant)

I will give it a chance. I just don't understand, why people port down to PS3, when the sales are obviously in the PS3?

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NightHawk17
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:38:02 PM
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Unless it's the Japanese version Nier Replicant i'm not interested

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JackC8
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 2:43:28 PM
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I was sort of interested in the version with the chick in it. Not interested in the one with the guy, really not interested in a 360 port.

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Frenchy17
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 3:40:34 PM
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I was really looking forward to this game but later rather than sooner. What was once a day 1 is now a wait and see.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 4:51:37 PM
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Pass.

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tes37
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 5:33:18 PM
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LOL @ 36 hour days. The government would probably go for it if it meant more tax money.

I pre-ordered White Knight Crow Knuckles the other day to see if I can find a replacement for favorite RPG maker in case of a SE misstep.

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sonic1899
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:34:23 PM

i didnt know there was going to be a game about crows in white amor :O

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Alienange
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 7:46:13 PM
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This is nothing but S-E trying to do a GoW game. There's no way I'm getting this for full retail price. S-E has no idea what it's doing. The game is coming out THIS spring and they can't give us a date?

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Beamboom
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 8:48:44 PM
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As much as I love RPGs: Why oh why do they ALL have to be based on a fantasy theme? Sorcerers, gnomes, spells, elves and paladins... I'm just too old for that sh*t, always has been!

Whatever happened to the sci-fi genre? That's where the *real* adventures awaits. Anything can happen in the future! Strange new worlds, to boldly go where no man has gone before... Oh no. All we RPG lovers get thrown after us is witches and trees that can talk (and fight)! Damn that Tolkien bloke...

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Highlander
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 10:03:51 PM

Star Ocean 4 on PS3 - Sci-Fi JRPG

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Beamboom
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 8:47:27 PM

Strike the "J" and I'm in...!

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___________
Thursday, January 07, 2010 @ 11:07:01 PM
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only RPG im interested in is alpha protocol, if it actually ever comes out.
publishers are really kicking themselves in the balls with game releases this year.
almost every game announced due for this year is due by Q2 2010.
i mean seriously, is the world going to end or something and we need to get these titles out before then?
normally may- early sept is a complete drought and it looks like this years going to be exactly the same.
latest game release that i can think of is red dead redemption which is april 30th after that theres no game dates announced, obviously that can change but i cant think of any announced games that are due out this year that dont have a date by now.
O besides LA Noire but, well, i doubt thats coming this year, same with agent.

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Beamboom
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 3:44:30 PM

So what if every game this year comes out at q2? It's not like you *have* to buy every game at release date? Actually you'll save a lot of cash if you're not doing that.
The game stays the same, the hardware is the same, nothing changes by delaying the buy. All that happens is that you'll afford to buy more games.

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Ricochet
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 1:40:51 AM
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Haha, I live in Hong Kong so I'd probably get both Nier/Replicant to try it out (even if I can't read Japanese).



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Robochic
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 4:40:07 AM
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Never heard of this game, and if it's being ported from 360 to Ps3 no thank you

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Robochic
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 4:40:08 AM
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Never heard of this game, and if it's being ported from 360 to Ps3 no thank you

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SvenMD
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 8:02:30 AM
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"Give us a little look-see ahead of time, Square-Enix!"

Ben, are you actually asking Square-Enix to do something that we WANT??!?!

When have they done that lately? It seems apparent that their business plan is to take the company as far away from consumer demand as possible.

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, January 08, 2010 @ 12:52:09 PM
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i am still not sure about this one, might wait until price drop to 30 to get it, meanwhile, there are too many great titles to be played.

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