How To Download NieR Reincarnation, Yoko Taro’s New Game
The easiest way to download and play NieR Reincarnation.
Square Enix will be launching NieR Reincarnation on February 18 in Japan, and several Yoko Taro and NieR fans are wondering how to download the game. Yoko Taro, who admitted he never spent money to pull the gacha in mobile games, might be pulling on NieR Reincarnation. This should give you high hopes for the game’s quality. So let’s check out how to download it/
First off, Square Enix just started the pre download for NieR Reincarnation. So you can theoretically download the game right now. However, players living outside Japan, and I assume this is the case for most people reading this, will be unable to download the game directly from either the App Store or Google Play. The reason is, both are region-locked, or Japanese apps can only be downloaded when connecting with a Japanese account.
How To Download NieR Reincarnation Japanese Version on Android
There are several easy ways to circumvent the problem, but only on Android. The easiest way is to use QooApp. Without creating an account, QooApp lets you download Japanese mobile games regardless of your region. This way you’ll be able to play NieR Reincarnation at launch. You can download QooApp through your phone on Google Play.
The other way is to install an Android emulator on your PC like Bluestacks, and then install QooApp on it.
Once you’ve gotten into QooApp, simply search for NieR Reincarnation, download the game, and you’re done.
NieR Reincarnation Release Date
NieR Reincarnation will be launching on February 18 JST midnight. This means February 17, 10 AM ET. (Click here for a table with other time zones).
Keep in mind however that mobile games tend to have many issues at launch, most notably bugs and saturated servers. You might have a very hard time playing NieR Reincarnation at launch even if you do manage to download it.
With that said, producer Yosuke Saito mentioned on one of the NieR Reincarnation official live streams that Square Enix spent a lot of money to get beefy servers. You can read more details from the stream here.
NieR Reincarnation Opening Movie
Square Enix announced NieR Reincarnation in the west but with no release date yet. The game is currently being localized:
We are currently in the process of localizing the English version of NieR Re[in]carnation.
As soon as we decide on the dates for pre-registration and launch, we will let everyone know.
I apologize for the long wait and ask for your kind understanding. https://t.co/988Zj39udq
— 松川 大地 (@ab_matsukawa) February 9, 2021