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Square-Enix Announces Supplemental Comics For Nier

Nier, Square-Enix's attempt at a mature action/RPG designed to both satisfy the role-playing crowd and titillate the action aficionados, will launch on April 27. But the story will expand beyond the boundaries of the game.

Today, Square-Enix has announced a partnership with DC Comics imprint Wildstorm to create a custom comic series based around the upcoming title. We've often heard about the "twisting storyline" and unique characters in the game and if you appreciate such elements, you'll want to visit Nier's official website and download the first digital comic; or, you can simply log on to either the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live Marketplace. The comics will be available between now and the game's launch date of April 27 and they'll act as prequels to the game's story; we'll receive "tantalizing clues about key characters" and that includes the main character, Nier, and his plague-striken daughter, Yonah. We'll find out what led to the fall of humanity, how The Black Scrawl came into being, and from whence those nasty Shades came. Said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square-Enix:

"We are extremely excited to partner with the storytellers at DC Comics to further explore the complex tale of NIER; to explore its unusual characters; and, to introduce new fans to a storyline that will challenge what they know from beginning to end. NIER is a game that paints a sophisticated and graphic picture of the despair resulting from an apocalyptic plague and the triumph of a father’s will to protect his most prized possession, his daughter. DC Comics’ ability to create colorful and engaging comics will help deliver NIER’s unusual story to gamers and prepare them for what lies ahead in the game. By exploring the comics, gamers will understand the basis of Nier’s world before they even pick up a sword or cast a spell."

There will be three comics in all; each one will continue the overlapping story. Penning these virtual comics will be recognizable faces in the industry, including Emmy-winning creator and executive producer Ricardo Sanchez, Pop Mhan, who has worked with Spider-Man and Ghost Rider at Marvel Comics, Eddie Nuñez, who's working on the impending DC Universe MMO, and Carlos D'Anda, who has been involved with the likes of Deathblow, Justice League of America and Lego's Bionicle. He was also the lead Character Designer for last year's award-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum. So they've assembled quite the all-star cast for these comics, and it's clear they're very excited about the game.

Will Nier surprise everyone...?

Related Game(s): Nier

3/17/2010 10:21:49 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

fluffer nutter
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 10:51:10 AM
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Interesting. This could help spark (my) interest in the game.

By the way, it's Lego's Bionicle. :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:06:22 AM

Fixed. But it wasn't MY typo; it's a typo in the press release, believe it or not. I just saw it and typed it...my brain didn't really say, "uh...that isn't right."

I don't wake up until I've worked out. Sorry.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:29:23 PM

No need to apologize but thanks for the reply. We get it. :)

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:04:05 AM
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Well, I will remain very skeptical until the reviews come in. Once the reviews happen, who knows...

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:05:38 AM
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I recall some trailers for this a couple weeks back and it seemed "ok"

After having played God of War 3 last night I think this title really needs to step it up quite a bit as far as the action gameplay and overall presentation.

Maybe they should throw in both versions (Gestalt & Replicant) into 1 blu ray and then more people will show interest.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:30:27 PM

Are they still releasing the other game in PS3 format in Japan? If this game is worth it, then I may have to import that one too.

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:47:16 PM

according to wikipedia, Replicant is exclusive to both the ps3 and the Japan market.

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main_event05
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:39:11 PM
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How about some "Supplemental" game play. I'm not even slightly impressed by this from what I have seen so far.

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vicious54
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:27:02 PM
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Isn't this game the one with a tranny suprise, no thanks.

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JackC8
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:57:13 PM
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Wake me when they decide to make the PS3 version, Neir Replicant, available in America.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:07:24 PM
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Vicious,
LMFAO.
But if I remembered the first article right, she just has a male personality or tendency's sometimes, and she doesn't actually have a set of male teabags that she can go waving around.

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main_event05
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 6:43:48 PM

lol, nope. from what i understand she comes fully equipped. she has an innie and an outtie.

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JackC8
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 7:07:58 PM

Male teabags? LMAO :)

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The Doom
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:52:44 PM
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What do you get when´╗┐ you cross a steroid-injected old man, crap & cliched apocalyptic story, a hermie who looks like a transvestite stripper, and characters who look like rejects from a Final Fantasy game?
NiER.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 5:02:01 PM

@main_event05,
Well, if you're right then I'll just bargain bin it for my collection.


HMMM, while I'm thinking about it, just as a precaution, maybe I better Saran-Wrap it & then duct-tape it twice so she can't try turning all my other games in the "M", "N", or "O" sections over to her he/she side.

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___________
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 2:38:57 AM
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im on the fence with this.
$Es games lately have sucked donkey balls so i think ill give this one a miss, plus theres so many games coming out around then im going to have my hands full as it is!

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kraygen
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:12:29 AM
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Wow, I've never really looked into this game, just didn't hear much about it and hadn't seen anything that piqued my interest. After reading some of these comments I don't know that I'll take the time to look into it. Especially since people are talking about some other game related to this one that isn't releasing here. Not sure what that's about, but it turns me away from it.

@ Ben

If you think this game deserves some investigation on my part, I'll give it a look, but people seem to be ragging it pretty hard.

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huh1678
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:16:16 AM
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I was interested in this game awhile back but the more i learn about the game the less interested i get.Now its on my bargain bin list of games to get a year after it's out.

Last edited by huh1678 on 3/18/2010 3:16:30 AM

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