The NieR franchise is rapidly approaching its 10th anniversary as we write this article, with the original PlayStation 3 title launching across the world in late April 2010. Square Enix and producer Yoko Taro had already promised that they would celebrate the landmark in some way, and now the twosome have revealed their plans to the world. A live NicoNico program will be held on Sunday 29th March to commemorate the anniversary, lasting a whopping 10 hours.
The tweet which announced the news states: "Concert, stage and talk will be broadcast on the same day for about 10 hours. Do not miss it."
However, we can't help but wonder if the livestream will play host to some sort of new game reveal. Rumours of a remaster of the original game have been doing the rounds since December 2019 after a newly filed trademark sent minds racing, and we can't think of a much better opportunity to announce such a project than the 10th anniversary. Meanwhile, there has always been hope that Square Enix would greenlight a third entry after strong sales of NieR: Automata proved there's life in the series yet.
This continues to be speculation, so we'll have to wait until 29th March to see if any sort of reveal takes place. What would you prefer? A remaster of the original NieR, or a third instalment in the franchise? Let us know in the comments below.