NieR, Square Enix Producer Yosuke Saito Teases New Game And Says Babylon's Fall is Still Coming in End of the Year Message
Yosuke Saito teased a brand new game in his Famitsu end of the year message. The producer always works with Yoko Taro, so it's possible he's involved.
Yosuke Saito, producer of the NieR series at Square Enix, teased he’s working on a brand new game, alongside Babylon’s Fall, NieR Reincarnation, and Nier v1.22.
Famitsu published its traditional end of the year messages from members of the Japanese game industry. In total over a hundred of producers, directors and the like shared their thoughts about 2020, their favorite games, their keyword for 2021 and hopes.
We translated below the Famitsu end of the year message from Yosuke Saito:
2021 Keyword: “NieR”
Aspirations for 2021: “The NieR series is still continuing for a bit. Please look forward to NieR Reincarnation and NieR Replicant v1.22”
Latest news: “So yeah I’m still working on NieR. Oh, and there’s also Babylon’s Fall, and a brand new game. I’m so busy…”
What I’m looking forward to in 2021: “Fishing. I feel like it’ll get popular again. Fishing is super addictive if you love games.”
It’s anyone’s guess what the new game by Yosuke Saito will be. Especially seeing besides the NieR series, Yosuke Saito is also the producer of Gems Company, a project with several Virtual YouTubers. They most notably hold Jam Gem Jump!!!, a VR Radio stream on Niconico Douga every Tuesday at 20:00 JST. You can access the Gems Company YouTube here.
— 齊藤陽介 Yosuke Saito (@SaitoYosuke_Z) December 24, 2020
Moreover, it’s possible this new game project includes Yoko Taro, seeing he always works closely with Yosuke Saito.
We’ll keep going through the list of new year messages from developers from Famitsu and share the most interesting ones like these, so stay tuned. In particular, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase mentioned the development of the sequel(s) is going well.
The NieR series celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020, with several events. The final one was a special Christmas stream, with new details on NieR Reincarnation, and Nier Replicant ver 1.22. Read our summary of the event here.
NieR Reincarnation is scheduled to launch on February 18 in Japan on iOS and Android. The game was announced in North America and Europe but no release date was shared yet.
The upgraded version of the original NieR, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will launch April 22 in Japan and April 24, 2021, worldwide. On Steam, PS4, and Xbox One.
Last but not least, Babylon’s Fall is an Action game by Square Enix and PlatinumGames, first announced at E3 2018. Only a single trailer has been shared so far. Summer 2020 was supposed to tell us more, but that went down the drain with the pandemic. The development team is currently working from home.