Less than a month ago, Square Enix revealed that its new action role-playing Nier was, well, near. Having announced it with a wide 2010 release window, the Japanese publisher said that its new intellectual property would arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this spring. Today, Square Enix put a fine point on the game's release window, saying that Nier would arrive on North American retail shelves on April 27.
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 and interview with Yosuke Saito below.