NieR’s Yoko Taro teases ‘off-beat’ mystery project

As opposed to all those ‘normal’ games he directs

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With NieR Replicant mere days from release, it seems series director Yoko Taro has already begun shifting focus toward a brand new mystery project, currently in development at Square Enix.

Speaking in an official NieR Replicant live stream yesterday, the eclectic game designer revealed that he was already hard at work on a “somewhat unusual game” – a project he described as “off-beat” as well being both “nostalgic and new.” Perhaps most bizarrely of all, Taro teased that he has no idea how to get people to play the new title, despite being told by his team that the game is a guaranteed best-seller… Ok.

The confusing non-explanation is pretty much business as usual for the 50-year-old industry veteran, who is known for his eccentric personality, oddball sense of humor, and creative mind. Despite the lack of clear information presented by Taro, it appears that said project is definitely planned for public release as a digital-only title, with more information coming in the very near future… or should that be the very NieR future?

NieR Replicant launches April 23 on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. The updated release features a rearranged soundtrack, re-recorded voice-overs, updated visuals, tweaked combat, and short order of extra content, making it the definitive edition of the 2010 action-RPG.

Yoko Taro working on new title with Square Enix [Gematsu / Games Talk]


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