Square Enix could reveal new Nier-themed news during the Nier Fan Fest 2022, scheduled for November 25 and 26 at the Tokyo Garden Theater. The event was organized to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Nier Automata and the extraordinary success of the series, and in addition to the live concert and the interview with voice actors and developers, the presence of a big announcement was also suggested. Check out all the details below.
New Nier Announcement Teased for this Weekend’s Automata Fan Fest
Square Enix has revealed that during the event the author Yoko Taro, the composer Keiichi Okabe and the Producer Yosuke Saito will be present, who will talk about the development of Nier Replicant 1.22 and Nier Automata and the unexpected success of the two games, capable of selling more than 8.5 million copies overall since launching to date.
In recent weeks, many Japanese fans have speculated about the possible announcement of a new chapter, and a few moments ago Saito shared a photo that seems to confirm the rumors.
Below you can take a look at the photo published by the producer of the series, in which the logos of Nier Replicant, Nier Automata, and a third chapter covered with black tape are visible.
何か黒い紙が貼っつけてあるんだよなぁ。#NieR #ニーア12022 #ニーア #ニーアファンフェス pic.twitter.com/e8P4L6eWYA
— 齊藤陽介 Yosuke Saito (@SaitoYosuke_Z) November 25, 2022
In the tweet, Saito writes: “There is some black paper attached to it,” thus suggesting that it is a voluntary choice by the Nier team. Some fans think that the third hidden logo could be about Nier Incarnation, a mobile game, while others believe that it could be about the next big installment for consoles and computers.
We will have to wait two more days to find out what is hidden behind the tape, but it is possible that it really is the name of the new game, presumably in production for more than a year or something else.