NieR Franchise Opens 10th Anniversary Teaser Website, NieR Automata Wins Platinum Prize at PlayStation Awards
NieR is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new logo, and we might get a new NieR announced at E3 2020.
Square Enix unveiled a new website for Yoko Taro’s Nier franchise. The website was revealed as NieR will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020. The first NieR game launched in April 2010 on Xbox 360 and PS3. In Japan, in particular, each version had a different name, Nier Gestalt and Nier Replicant, with different protagonists and a slightly different story. NieR is also a spin-off of Drakengard, another series by Yoko Taro.
The latest game in the series, NieR Automata, launched in February 2017. NieR Automata is immensely popular. During the PlayStation Awards 2019 held on December 3, the game won the Platinum Prize and the PlayStation 25th Anniversary Users Choice Award. You’ve probably heard it already, but the first PlayStation is celebrating its 25th anniversary, hence why this award was made for the occasion.
I personally believe it’s highly likely Square Enix will be announcing a new NieR game at E3 2020. This will be the series’ 10th anniversary, and NieR Automata was similarly announced at E3 2015. Many fans of the original NieR were actually disappointed with NieR Automata, so maybe this hypothetical new game will be closer to the first one. I’m just hoping Akihiko Yoshida will be back as the character designer. He’s been one of my favorite artists ever since Ogre Battle and Tactics Ogre.
You can access the NieR 10th anniversary website through this link. It’s only in a teaser state for now, with no particular piece of info. There are links for goods and the like. Square Enix mentioned additional information will be coming soon. We’ll be sure to tell you more as soon as possible so stay tuned.
If you want to read about Yoko Taro’s latest antics, we’ve translated his video interview for Atlus and Vanillaware’s new game, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. A NieR Automata novel was also announced, and the game is currently in Final Fantasy XIV.