NieR Replicant strongly outsells NieR Gestalt in Japanese debuts

By Heath | May 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm

As Japanese software sales figures emerge, the PS3′s NieR Replicant, as expected, handily outsold the Xbox 360′s NieR Gestalt, as the former debuted at #1 and is outselling its 360 counterpart about five-to-one.  These are alternate versions of what is essentially the same game, though North America only got the Gestalt version on both consoles, under the less specific title of Nier.  Complete data for April 19-25 below:
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RPG scans for 5/3: Project K, Ni no Kuni, Xenoblade, Last Story, Jikan de Phatasia many more

By Heath | May 2, 2010 at 8:42 am

Ni no Kuni (DS), Project K (PSP), Xenoblade (Wii), Tokyo Mono Hara Shi (PSP), Last Ranker (PSP), Monster Hunter Frontier (360, PC), The Last Story (Wii), Jikan de Phantasia (PSP), Metal Max 3 (DS), NieR (360, PS3), Fate/Extra (PSP), God Eater (PSP), Shiren the Wanderer 4 (DS), Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (DS), .hack//Link (PSP), and Zettai Hero (PSP), in that order.  So here’s a game we hadn’t heard anything about in a long time, and unsurprisingly has been delayed from Spring till fall 2010, Ni no Kuni for DS:
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Nier soundtrack sampler online

By Janelle | April 8, 2010 at 4:21 am

The Japanese website for Nier Replicant/Gestalt updated today to include the track listing of the game’s soundtrack, as well as a link to 45-second samplers of the soundtrack on the Japanese Square Enix Youtube channel. The playlist looks like it gets a few new clips every day or two, including two that just went up less than an hour ago. The soundtrack will go on sale in Japan April 21, while both games release the day after.

New NieR Replicant/NieR Gestalt screens introduce new character

By Heath | March 20, 2010 at 10:46 pm

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Nier Gestalt/Replicant soundtrack information, plus promo videos

By Janelle | March 10, 2010 at 5:25 am

The Japanese Nier Gestalt/Replicant website was updated recently with two new promotional videos: one for each game.  Gestalt‘s video contains English dialogue snippets, whereas the Japan-only Replicant has the expected Japanese dialogue.  The website also posted information about the official soundtrack, which will go on sale  for 2800 yen on April 21, the day before the games’ Japanese release.  Nier Gestalt will be released as merely Nier for Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on April 27.

One damsel NA will, one NA won’t be saving in NieR

By Heath | February 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm

New NieR scans show the two damsels in distress that the different versions feature. The 360′s NieR Gestalt features an older man trying to save his daughter, while the PS3′s NieR Replicant centers around a young man looking out for his little sister. However, as must be perpetually repeated, the PS3 title that North America gets will actually be a port of the 360 version. Who’s on first? NieR is.
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NieR – 23 screens (NieR Gestalt for 360, NieR Replicant for PS3)

By Heath | February 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm

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NieR Gestalt, NieR Replicant – 37 new images

By Heath | January 22, 2010 at 11:41 pm

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Various RPG scans 1/14/2010

By Heath | January 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm

NieR, Dragon Quest VI, Star Ocean IV, Valkyria Chronicles 2, Ar Tonelico III, and Etrian Odyssey III.

NieR (360, PS3)
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Square Enix RPG screens: Star Ocean IV International, NieR

By Heath | January 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Some screenshots of Star Ocean IV: The Last Hope International (PS3), NieR Gestalt (360), and NieR Replicant (PS3), in that order.
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NieR – 31 new screens, 1 artwork of giant enemies

By Heath | December 20, 2009 at 6:45 am

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Nier Gestalt crossing ocean as “Nier,” Replicant staying behind

By Janelle | December 15, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Since the first appearance of Nier Gestalt and Nier Replicant, there has been some confusion about what the two games are and how they relate to each other.
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Various RPG scans 12/11

By Heath | December 12, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Etrian Odyssey III (DS), Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP), Luminous Arc 3 (DS), Shiren the Wanderer 4 (DS), Resonance of Fate (PS3/X360), NieR Gestalt (X360) and NieR Replicant (PS3).
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Nier Replicant (PS3), Nier Gestalt (Xbox 360) screenshots, character info

By Heath | December 10, 2009 at 8:33 am

Starting with Nier Gestalt for the 360:
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Square Enix RPG Tokyo Game Show media grab bag

By Heath | September 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP), Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/360), Star Ocean 4 International (PS3), Cross Treasures (DS), Nier Gestalt (360), and Nier Replicant (PS3) screenshots below, starting with Kingdom Hearts:
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Nier Gestalt: TGS 2009 Hands-on

By Janelle | September 26, 2009 at 9:25 am

This demo threw show attendees into the fray almost immediately. There was a brief shot of a big room in a castle, a young girl lying on some sort of dais behind bars, the main character starts toward her, and strange shadow-light creatures attack.
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New Square Enix Xbox 360 RPG shows ass: Nier Gestalt

By Heath | September 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Slated for 2010 in Japan, here’s Nier Gestalt for Xbox 360, whose female lead is no opponent to old stereotypes for women in video game combat. Exactly why there’s another advert saying “Nier Replicant” is not desribed, but it’s said that more information is coming in the near future. Rumors indicat that Replicant will be for PS3, but that gme does not seem to be shown in these scans.
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Thanks, Weekly Famitsu Magazine