Nier will be here April 27

Square Enix and Cavia's M-rated, blood-soaked action RPG arrives for the Xbox 360, PS3 in North America this spring; Yosuke Saito video interview inside

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.

After curing the plague, Nier will declare war on homonyms.

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.

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magusat999
magusat999

Whatever happened to Xenogears? I just wanted to throw that in there.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Looks interesting, but I want FFXIII first.

KnightsofRound
KnightsofRound

Keep in mind that Bullet Witch was developed by AQ Interactive... so just because this is a Cavia game it doesn't necessarily mean that it's being developed by the exact same group of people. As far as I know the last known project AQ Interactive was working on was Cry On, but that was canceled. Drakengard is a Cavia game too, but that was developed by Project Dragonsphere... so not all games by one studio are made by the same people.

DuncanM908
DuncanM908

Looks decent. I'll wait for the review

Koi-Neon-X
Koi-Neon-X

I am looking forward to Nier (PS3) I think it'll be a great game.:)

shii666
shii666

I am not so cool with the Bullet Witch...

denicola_a_god
denicola_a_god

niceee love the release dates better not get delayed

XanderZane
XanderZane

Doesn't look terrible. The character models don't look the bext, but the environment is interesting. I'll wait for the reviews though. This doesn't look like a game that will be worth $60. If the reviews are decent I may get a copy on EBay later in the year. Gotta pick up White Knight today.

Egostristy
Egostristy

Right... I'm going to be positive, unlike SOME people here *cough* (no offense meant) and say... THIS GAME WILL ABSOLUTELY ROCK!!! Roll on Nier!

sunio
sunio

I hate it when they slap the label "Square Enix" on this game when they're the only one publishing and not being made by them but Cavia Studio.

angelGP32
angelGP32

"Nier is being developed by Cavia, the studio behind Bullet Witch and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles" well that's a bad move right there. Should be mediocre game. I'll wait til it's on the $20 shelf. Probably shouldn't take long.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Hm, I'm gonna be cautious about this game.

metalkid9
metalkid9

Nier will be here very near :P

deathstream
deathstream

Remember the days before "Square Enix" when seeing "square" pretty much ensured a quality game. :(

TheEldestGod
TheEldestGod

Wow, thats a lot sooner than I thought. The game looks kinda crappy, though. And why is that dude so freakin' ugly??

mykel77
mykel77

do yourselves a HUGE favor and rent this before you buy it. This is from the same developer as Bullet Witch and that game was Terrible. trust me.

felipebo
felipebo

looks like another sub-par RPG

lhughey
lhughey

"..that, that aint good"!

wonderr
wonderr

WHaa?? That soon?? I thought the trailer they released was horrible and corny. I was hoping that it was just an early glimpse at it....didn't know they were this far along. I'm not buying it... based on the crappy trailer.. -_-

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

~sigh~ Does anyone make real rpg's anymore?

TheConjuration
TheConjuration

Much could go wrong in this kind of game, but I'm looking forward to it, nonetheless.

dark_surge
dark_surge

It looks very interesting! I can't wait to see how it is when it's released.