Nier nearly here

Square Enix gives spring release window for PS3/360 action RPG from the developers of Bullet Witch, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles.

The launch of Nier draws closer, as Square Enix today narrowed the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game's release window to this spring. Previously, the publisher had confirmed only that the game would arrive in 2010.

Here's hoping he has an evil twin named Fahr.

In the action role-playing game, players will take control of the eponymous protagonist as he fights to cure an apocalyptic plague and save his daughter. In addition to engaging in blood-soaked combat, gamers will spend time boosting Nier's armory, buffing his spells, and working with a shifting assortment of allies.

Nier is being developed by Cavia, the studio behind Bullet Witch and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Troika101
Troika101

haha... Fahr... :P n1 gamespot!

maverick_76
maverick_76

Looks cool, but honestly I have never heard of this.

shinchy
shinchy

I never even heard of this... damn I must be slacking.

kuroshiro99
kuroshiro99

lol. just checked out the screenies.. OMG. game looks just like Cavia's Drakengard. lol. that game was average. good muzik . im really confused bout nier.

Aaleyada
Aaleyada

@ninja_where That was bad and you should feel bad!

theycallmeRP
theycallmeRP

I think I'll wait for some gameplay footage before making a decision. The trailer doesn't tease a whole lot. But I like action RPG so I'm always looking for a new one.

Wall
Wall

I'm not really that interested in rpg-lite action games...so I think I'll pass.

Abecale
Abecale

Wow! A semi-decent funny picture caption joke from gamespot! I thought i would never see the day...

YoungDab
YoungDab

We'll see how it comes out(Those are $ome brutal Bayonetta type combos) Look like the guy was $winging a whip but holding a 200 pound sword lol.

ElvesOnEcstacy
ElvesOnEcstacy

lol Neir (Near) and Fahr (Far)! I get it now Gamespot. Kudos for making a decent joke:lol:

LynQ
LynQ

@ buzzguy Because its Square Enix

oneligas
oneligas

GS could of really over done the article title and had Nier comes from afar(japan) and will soon be here, but thankfully they are so lame to go that route. this game is probably the Asian Fable clone so it maybe ok

duke-nukem11
duke-nukem11

bullet witch was ok. ill give this a punt too

spidermanc2k
spidermanc2k

Well, the fact that its made by the same people that did bullet witch (poor game) and Umbrella (not an action/adventure game), doesn't give me high hopes. We'll see how this turns out.

Denu1
Denu1

Lol draws nier, wow how have i not heard about this yet, i mean it looks awesome, but coming from square that's kinda expected. combat looks dmc,gow which just makes it better this year is amazing so far GOW3, FF13,AO2 40th day, BFBC2, Darksiders, Bayonetta, MAG now this we still have the rest of the year yet.

Yojimbo25
Yojimbo25

Never heard of it until now, but it looks really promising!!

soulless4now
soulless4now

Nier (near)...Fahr (far)...I didn't get that until now. lol?

buft
buft

i cant wait too see more of this in the future

joksterz78
joksterz78

Yeah, same people that made bullet witch, count me out. I'll be sure to avoid this like the plague.

frankeyser
frankeyser

WOW this looks like garbage. I watched the video and was all kinds of dissappointed. I actually liked bullet witch and dark side chronicles.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@ buzzguy lol, Yea, not exactly the thing to say when trying to hype this game up huh? Lol. They should prolly not drop those names in interviews.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I know people are going to hate on this because of Bullet Witch, but I was like one of three people that liked that game. Definitely had tons of unrealized potential. Hopefully this one does better.

UnitedGamerz
UnitedGamerz

I neer heard of this game and they jus made a relase window and also the delvoper made bullet witch which was emo and disgusting it also sucked horrobly.......... OKEY IM BUYING THIS GAME WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

DitkaKenobi
DitkaKenobi

@thefreitaskid - It's a hack and slash platformer They've been around before God of War. They'll be around after God of War. It's not a copy. It's a style.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Yeah Bullet Witch and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles those were some pretty epic, high quality games there that sold gangbusters. I expect only the highest quality from this title.........who am I kidding.

thefreitaskid
thefreitaskid

Why has everything become a copy of God of War? This looks like FF without a broad storyline and live action. Hmpf.

Paul_GameFury
Paul_GameFury

@buzzguy Two possible answers to that question. 1. Those two games were just quickly developed in order to fund the development of this game. or 2. You shouldn't.

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

Wait, what? The PS3 version is only in Japan? Boneheaded move, much?

HavQ-san
HavQ-san

I seriosuly don't get why they can't just bring us Nier RepliCant. Why do they have to port Gestalt to PS3 and then ship it? Hopefully it won't become another Bayonetta..

peanut-ass
peanut-ass

they shuold bring the ps3 version over as well

iiIsSueZ
iiIsSueZ

@Phazevariance It's not bias at all. It's just logical business sense.

pycho22solid
pycho22solid

@Phazevariance Think of it this way: if the user base is small in Japan not nearly as many people are going to buy the game on the 360 apposed to the PS3. If they WERE to put it out on both consoles the sales of PS3 would still likely be much higher, and the cost to produce the 360 copies probably wouldn't be worth it.

pooyanh
pooyanh

Nice. This game looks great. Seems like one of those stories I like.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I think SE has lost their 'umph' in the gaming industry, and they now just rehash series after series. Whats up with ignoring the 360 in Japan anyways? If they make a version for 360 everywhere else, why block Japans (small) user base? Bias much?

TheBigTom
TheBigTom

Total lol at the evil twin named Fahr

Radium217
Radium217

I love this art style, reminds me of chaos legion. from what I saw at TGS it was pretty meh. Hopefully they pull this one off. Oh and thunderfoot I agree with you, Square-Enix is actually publishing a completely different game on the PS3 in Japan called Nier: RepliCant. I'll be getting this for my Xbox if it's any good though.

sarevokmb
sarevokmb

@buzzguy RE: The Umbrella Chronicles is the best rail shooter ever made. Sure, it ****ed up the story a bit, but it was still amazing. Really fun, and really long (about 40-60 hours depending on how much stuff you want to unlock). It is also unintentionally hilarious (just like most RE games, but slightly more so).

thunderf00t
thunderf00t

I love how SE said they don't separate the east and west markets, yet we are getting the Japanese 360 version of Neir, while the PS3 specific version stays Japan only. I will not support you on this one, SE. Your hypocrisy in the situation is disgusting.

buzzguy
buzzguy

Um, weren't both "Bullet Witch" & "RE:UC" pretty darn average games? Why should I be excited for Nier, then?