Square Enix to hold Nier music concert

"SQ Party Level 2 Nier Night - Evening of Madness" event to be held on October 28, featuring Go-qualia and World's End Girlfriend from tribute album.

The Square Enix published and Cavia-developed action role-playing game Nier may have received subpar reviews, but the game's soundtrack was still considered a high point by many players. Square Enix has already recognized as much, releasing different arrangements of the game's music. Now the publisher is taking Nier's tunes on the road, announcing a musical concert in Japan to highlight the game's soundtrack.

Gamers in Japan can check out the sweet sounds of Nier live this October.

According to the Twitter feed of the game's producer Yosuke Saito (who is currently producing Dragon Quest X), the concert is called the "SQ Party LEVEL 2 NIER Night - Evening of Madness" and will be held on October 28. Featured artists include Go-qualia and World's End Girlfriend, both of whom have performed on the recent Nier Tribute Album. Details on the venue and ticket pricing will be disclosed on the concert's website shortly.

In Nier, players 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, players spend their time boosting Nier's armory, buffing his spells, and working with a shifting assortment of allies. The game's music was also nominated for Best Original Music in GameSpot's Best of 2010 feature.

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26 comments
Thorgallll
Thorgallll

Nier was a great game with a great soundtrack. Gamespot really misjudged this game BIG

Kurezan
Kurezan

Nier had an amazing soundtrack.

__Kaine__
__Kaine__

Really.. it had to win the Best Original Music in Gamespot's best of 2010..

zinoalex
zinoalex

@SDSkarface It sounds tome as if YOU are irrelevant and your opinions ARE SO last century! Your FPS and TPS games ae also alll pretty much the some. And without the JRPG model to build on there would be no WRPG's. I could go on but it would be a waste of my time. Time better devoted to Atelier Totori or Ar Tonelico 3

Ovirew
Ovirew

@SDSkarface If that's the case then FPS games, 3rd-person games, platforming games, RTS games, racing games, sports games, and just about every other genre of games needs to 'die' because they are all pretty much alike. I am a JRPG fan, your entire analysis is irrelevant.

DominionChamber
DominionChamber

Such an amazing game! *turns on console and starts Nier*

SDSkarface
SDSkarface

Jrpgs still have fans? the genre needs to die already Square even said that their brand is damaged. i would say it is damaged beyond repair and the whole genre that used to be the best types of rpg's is now nothing compared to western rpgs, Linear gameplay and turn based random encounter battles were all the rage in the 90's but these days unless your game looks like BF3 or skyrim you are irrelevant.

Nayru-chan
Nayru-chan

No matter what people say, I LOVE this game to bits, and it saddens me that I won't be able to attend to this event. Because I assume this won't come to Europe? Nier's music is a true masterpiece, definitely one of the best game soundtracks out there.

Evenios
Evenios

thats cool cept the game itself was rated so so.

Valtero
Valtero

tyco_ex: "They should do this for all the Final Fantasy games. (Not individually, one concert that features the best music from all of them)." WTF are you talking about? They already do this. A LOT. Uematsu played keyboard at the last one in CA and Sakaguchi made a surprise appearance. ffdistantworlds.com

thisranks
thisranks

Excellent game with an excellent OST. Glad to see it happen. I would love to see this happen in the US for the Ar tonelico series....

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Given how amazing Nier's music is, I'm not surprised.

bigtpsychoboy
bigtpsychoboy

NIER was awesome, I even got the soundtrack. The music was soooo good!

tyco_ex
tyco_ex

They should do this for all the Final Fantasy games. (Not individually, one concert that features the best music from all of them).

FusionRain
FusionRain

I never got to play Nier yet but the praise it's soundtrack gets has me interested in this. I am gonna be the person to say "cool Square now get back to KH3 and vs13!"

Twin-Blade
Twin-Blade

NIER is probably my second favourite game this generation; in some ways it's my favourite. I wish there were more games like it. Hopefully this somehow sparks more NIER related work.

shaks101
shaks101

I really enjoyed Nier, it made me feel warm inside playing with such beautiful music, such as sheep hunting on a big beautiful field with a synchronous soundtrack, it was just beautiful.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

So a music concert for a game that failed terribly and bombed? Way to waste your money some more.At this point i can only wonder if your trying to take advantage of the fact that the persona music live was successful.....

Inutaihanyou123
Inutaihanyou123

Gestalt was the original game that was also released internationally. You mean Replicant, which was for Japanese audiences only(as japanese fan feedback was negative toward the bulky main character design). Personally, if you can get passed the middling gameplay elements, the game will suck you right in. Cavia was always mediocre at gameplay itself. But they sure as hell could craft characters, story, setting as well as music that are out of this world. And since those are what i look for in a game, i'd still rate the game 9 out of 10. Just don't expect happiness anywhere in the story, they also have a knack for making the players want to kick a puppy or drown themselves in alchohol after completing the game. So depressing.

rigzzsy
rigzzsy

nier was an excellent game i just wish i could play gestalt too

famunda666
famunda666

No denying the games sound track was awesome! And the story was ok......for me, its just too bad the game looked and played terrible. If there ever is a sequel I hope Square-Enix develops it themselves...the now Bankrupt and forgotten Cavia Games destroyed what could have been a game of epic proportions, instead of a great idea, very poorly put into play. I swear there is NO Quality Assurance at most of these developers studios anymore.

wellrod
wellrod

It's the only piano book I've bought for a game. The soundtrack is amazing.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Nier is fully deserving of its own music concert

FITRS
FITRS

The gameplay was simple and the story heavy, but at it's core Nier was a great game with plenty of heart. The soundtrack was sublime.

cloudofthesky
cloudofthesky

@SDSkarface and btw graphics of skyrim sucks.....it's graphics is not even near FFXII zzzzzzz are you really a gamer fanboy kid? just go die