NieR Replicant isn't just a barebones remaster. On top of obvious visual upgrades, its combat system has been overhauled to make it more fluid, its dialogue has been rerecorded, and its character models have been reworked. It's all coming together quite nicely, but Square Enix and developer Toylogic haven't stopped there; the revived Replicant will also boast a range of additional content.
As shown in the trailer that we've embedded above, the remaster will include (from the official press release):
- Extra Episode – Players can enjoy a new scenario and exhilarating boss battle by playing through the game, in an all new “Mermaid” episode featuring a wrecked ship and a little girl.
- Extra Dungeons from “15 Nightmares” – Previously released as downloadable content for the original release in Japan and similar to “The World of Recycled Vessel” in the West, fans will be able to undertake a series of challenging dungeons as the “15 Nightmares” protagonist in the world of recycled vessel. Playing through the dungeons will unlock a variety of weapons, as well as extra costumes, “Kabuki” and “Samurai.” You will also be able to change the appearance of enemy bullets to Emil’s face through the option menu after obtaining either of the costumes.
- Soundtrack from NieR:Automata – Players will unlock an option to switch to select background music tracks from the critically acclaimed NieR: Automata after completing the first playthrough.
- Guest Cast from NieR:Automata – The English and Japanese voice actors of 2B and 9S will be featured in the game.
Good stuff! Are you up for NieR Replicant? Tackle the nightmare dungeon known as the comments section below.