Last June, we learned about the remastered and expanded version of NieR Replicant, the predecessor of NieR: Automata, which was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010. According to a tweet by Yosuke Saito, a producer who works for Square Enix, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 has gone gold some time ago, but it hasn't been announced publicly. Traditionally, this means that the devs have completed all the work on the project and sent the final version to the disc pressing plant. The release of the title has been set for April 23 and will take place simultaneously on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (you can find the system requirements here).
Saito also mentioned that a DLC pack, which will be available completely free for all owners, is still pending approval by Sony and Microsoft. Details of this additional content remain a mystery for now, but in this case, we'll probably be dealing only with alternative skins and costumes for characters.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... will offer not only refreshed visuals with improved textures, models, and animations but also numerous changes in gameplay mechanics, including a modified combat system. Work on the remaster is being carried out under the supervision of Yoko Taro, the original director of NieR, and its effect is also the appearance of additional story threads, characters, and missions in the game.
- NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... - official website
- NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... on Steam