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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. Only Gestalt was playable at the Tokyo Game Show, but the trailers for Replicant and Gestalt were startlingly similar, save for the characters.

A PR representative from Square Enix has clarified the relationship between the games, and it turns out that the characters are the only significant difference. Replicant, with its younger boy protagonist trying to save his sister, is specifically designed to appeal to the Japanese audience. Gestalt features an older man trying to save his daughter. Since the two games are basically the same otherwise, only Nier Gestalt will come to North America sometime next year, for both the Xbox360 and the PlayStation 3, under the title of “Nier.”

Thanks, 1UP.

Topics: Nier Gestalt, NieR Replicant