Square Enix has announced a new game in the Nier universe.
While details are scant, we know the game is being co-developed with Platinum Games, and it’s coming to Playstation 4.
The game’s infamous creator, Taro Yoko, appeared on stage with an iconic mask (as he doesn’t like to be seen in public events such as this), confirming that he is returning to direct.
The rest of the game’s staff includes:
- Producer: Yosuke Saito
- Game Designer: Takahisa Taura (Metal Gear Rising)
- Composer: Keiichi Okabe (Drakengard)
According to Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba, their aid was requested to bring new strength to the NieR franchise, by including Platinum’s prowess with action.
Here’s the official description for the game, via Square Enix:
NieR New Project is a new third-person action role-playing game (RPG) and follow-up to the 2010 cult hit NieR. Offering a fresh blend of action and RPG gameplay styles, NieR New Project is currently being developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc. The game’s all-star development team consists of producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X/NieR), director YOKO TARO (Drakengard/NieR), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. (TEKKEN / Drakengard / NieR).
Square Enix is promising new updates sometime this fall.