How To Download NieR Reincarnation, Yoko Taro's New Game

The easiest way to download and play NieR Reincarnation.

February 16, 2021

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.

You can also catch the first ten minutes of gameplay here. Lastly Square Enix also announced a Yoko Taro manga will begin soon. All details here.

Square Enix will also launch NieR Replicant Ver 1.22 on April 24, 2021, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

NieR Reincarnation Opening Movie

Square Enix announced NieR Reincarnation in the west but with no release date yet. The game is currently being localized:

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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