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NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Toylogic Inc.
Release Date: April 23, 2021

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'NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…' (ALL) Celebrates Launch, Franchise's 11th Anniversary With Digital Art Gallery

by Rainier on April 23, 2021 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT

Prequel to NieR:Automata, the cult classic third-person action-RPG NieR Replicant is being rebuilt for modern platforms.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is a modern re-telling of NieR Replicant, which originally released in Japan in 2010, and is the prequel to NieR:Automata, the post-apocalyptic action-RPG that has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.

In NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, players are invited to experience a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother’s captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease - a quest which will in turn make them question everything.

Developed in collaboration with Toylogic, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… brings together an all-star team including acclaimed director, YOKO TARO (Drakengard / NieR:Automata), composer Keiichi Okabe (Tekken / Drakengard / NieR:Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X / NieR:Automata).

The release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… gives those new to the game the opportunity to experience the origin of the NieR series.

Square Enix unveiled a digital art gallery that showcases 11 pieces of creative work exclusively designed by international artists to celebrate the launch of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…and the 11th anniversary of the NieR franchise.

The full list with all participating artists can be found below.

Førtifem (France)

Førtifem is the creative communion between Jesse Daubertes & Adrien Havet. Both previously working as graphic designers, they decided to join their skills under a common name. Focusing on illustration, mostly on paper and working with four hands, from this union emerged a style midway between striking tattoo drawings and detailed ancient engravings.

Lorenzo De Felici (Italy)

After some years in the cinema industry, Lorenzo settled in Rome (Italy) and became a full-time comic book artist, working with an American publisher. He is currently working on a project, titled “Oblivion Song”, with Robert Kirkman (author of “The Walking Dead” Series).    

El Marques (Spain)

Adria Marquès is an illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona. Most of his work consists of illustrating books, magazines and working for brands. He also designs record artwork, posters & merchandising for bands and music labels. His unique vintage design genre is now a brand in itself.

Guy-Pascal Vallez (France)

Guy-Pascal Vallez (otherwise known as GAX) is a French illustrator and comics artist as well as an RPG enthusiast. Gax has very elaborate and fully rendered narratives in mind when he creates his own worlds, characters and monsters and he’s unique for his colourful watercoloured finish.

Ammo (Belgium)

Ammo studied applied arts and les Beaux arts in France. He lives and works in Brussels, as an illustrator and poster designer. He draws with small lines, little dots, graphite, inks, and loud music.

Alex Wezta (Russia)

Alex is a Russian artist living in the small town of Arkhangelsk. Well known for his awesome medieval icons and Roman inspired art. He always creates with a particular attention to the structures and architecture of his drawings, making all the scenes organic.

Nicolas Come (France)

Nicolas Côme aka Sinpiggyhead is a tattoo artist and illustrator based in Paris, France. Inspired by manga, dinosaurs, video games, superheroes, genre movies, music, and tattoos, he composes his own alternative universe: dark, but also filled with melancholia and fun. He mainly works in black dots.

Rob Bowyer (UK)

Rob Bowyer (aka MassiveFace) is a UK based artist. He enjoys skulls, dingy cyber punk and fantasy characters. His particular hand drawing style is popular in the fantasy illustration business making him a high-profile modern artist. He is also known for being a hardcore gamer.

Guillaume Singelin (France)

Guillaume is one of the leaders of the new wave of French illustration artists, revisiting the traditional medium of “Bande-dessinée” (comics & graphic novel). Guillaume’s genre is a mix of Japanese manga and US indie illustration. His graphic skills go with an extremely talented way of creating strips.

Nikita Kaun (Russia)

Nikita Kaun is a Russian artist from Saint-Petersburg. His work is almost hypnotic, if only for his surrealism, and his illustrations are like peeking into a dream. He likes mixing black and white textures with minimal pops of colour. His works have previously been exhibited in international galleries.

Francesca Pusceddu (Scotland)

Francesca is a Spanish artist living in Glasgow, Scotland. As an illustrator, she is driven by traditional forms of illustration applied to contemporary themes. She uses a multi-technical approach for the realization of illustrations, as for example hand-made drawings implemented by the utilization of digital software.

Fans can also now pre-order the “White Snow Edition,” exclusively from the Square Enix Store for $159.99. This version includes the game on the player’s platform of choice, along with the following:

  • “Lunar Tear” Collector’s Box
  • Steelbook Case – A metal case featuring stunning artwork by Illustrator KODA KAZUMA.
  • Pin Badge Set – Grimoire Weiss, Grimoire Noir, and Grimoire Rubrum pins presented in a specialized display case. Exclusive to the White Snow Edition.
  • Script Set – A set of seven books including the content of the spoken script of the game, exclusive to the White Snow Edition. Packaged in a special hard case, featuring unique cover art by character designer Akihiko Yoshida. Available in English only.
  • Soundtrack CD Set – A two-disc collection – one disc featuring tracks from NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… specifically edited for this set, and a second disc featuring special arrangements, overseen by Keiichi Okabe, of select tracks that are exclusive to the White Snow Edition. The set is presented in a premium Grimoire Weiss-inspired package.

Furthermore, numerous pre-order bonuses are available for each platform:

  • PS4 – All editions will include an exclusive PS4 dynamic theme and avatar set. Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
  • Xbox One – Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
  • PC (Steam) All editions will include a special digital wallpaper collection. Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.

In the year of the 10th anniversary of NieR, NieR Replicant is to be rebuilt for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam), scheduled for release on April 23, 2021.


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