Nier and Drakengard Creator is Teasing a New Game

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The creator of Drakengard and Nier, Taro Yoko, has been working on a new game.

We’ve learned of his new game via the latest issue of Dengeki Playstation, which is actually a special 20th anniversary Playstation edition. In the magazine, Yoko-san teases:

“If I say anything about the new title now, I’ll get killed by all sorts of people.”

Yoko-san is known for his work under the now-shuttered developer, Cavia. Despite the studio not existing, he works as a freelancer with many of his former colleagues – Drakengard 3 being one of those games.

The report from Dengeki hasn’t specified what platform his new game is on, or why he’s in fear of his life (which is clearly a joke), but we’ll keep you guys posted.

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  1. chero666
    December 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

    *Squees Externally*

  2. Rayhan PromisedGallery
    Rayhan PromisedGallery
    December 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

    maybe it will be a rhythm game

  3. 33
    December 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Nah, I’d rather he did something different.

  4. 33
    December 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

    You’re killing me by not telling. I’m glad he’s been given the opportunity to make more games. They’re never ones to break the bank but they’re so great (or so bad they’re endearing) – I’d hate to lose him faster than necessary.

  5. sanic
    December 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Mobile game, free to play, japan only, confirmed!

  6. Misogynerd
    December 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    It’s going to be a happy and fun game about the magic of love and friendship… then everyone dies and the world explodes and the heat death of the universe happens.

  7. Tyrannikos
    December 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    God, yes.

  8. 2501
    December 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I can dig a Yoko Taro mobile game, the guy is a twisted genius.

  9. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I hope the story is as… twisted as the ones in his games normally are. I just hope the gameplay isn’t as horrible as his games normally are.

  10. Juhata
    December 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    This is the best news I’ve heard all year! Looking forward to it!

  11. TheCynicalReaper
    December 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I mean…uh…

    No but really, I’m excited. Anything he puts out will be fantastic. I can’t vsnI need it THANKS NICHEGAMER

  12. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    December 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I so enjoyed Drakengard 3.. up till the final event which made me regret even buying it.

  13. TheCynicalReaper
    December 9, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Yeah…that’s kind of how Yoko Taro’s games go.
    Nier is an exception (at least in gameplay terms, not feel terms)

  14. Terpsichore
    December 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm


  15. sanic
    December 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    He’s talented true enough.

  16. dsadsada
    December 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    My friends enjoyed watching me play D3 and one of them even played the previous Drakengard games. He laughed when I raged at the final event and we all spent the rest of the day trying to clear it using a youtube guide before they went home. That was a fun day.

  17. Thanatos2k
    December 11, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Nier was a masterpiece but all three Drakengards are beyond mediocre.

    Hopefully he hits the high note this time.

  18. Sean Filkins
    Sean Filkins
    December 23, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Nier 2, please.