SINoALICE Down for Maintenance, Possibly Available Tomorrow Morning

UPDATE: There have been some server issues with the game, so it will be undergoing maintenance until hopefully sometime tomorrow morning JST.


The application is now available for download here but won’t be playable until later this afternoon between 3-5pm!

Stay tuned for more updates! I’ll make some gameplay videos later tonight!

NieR:Automata Concert, Evening Show May 5th

So, it turns out that the final scene in the final live recitation story played out differently on stage than what’s actually printed in the script. This was potentially done to avoid spoilers for the actual performance. This particular ending wraps up the story in a much more positive manner than how it’s actually written in the script.

Since there is no direct print version of this anywhere, here is a rough translation that I made tonight, but please be aware that there could be some mistakes here. I pick up on page 200 of the script, then after the S.P. mark, it’s all new.

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Lunar Tear Fan Orchestra Performs NieR

Mond Tränen PhilharmoNikeR

This weekend was the fan concert produced by the Mond Tränen PhilharmoNikeR, aka Lunar Tear Orchestra, aka Tsuki Oke, solely focusing on the music from the original NieR. As it was completely a fan production, there was no direct involvement with anyone official at Square Enix or MONACA; however, a certain amount of approval from them was necessary to put on the concert at all.

This concert was a product of love by fans, for fans, and as a huge fan myself, I *needed* to be part of it! <3

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Upcoming NieR Concerts

I’m sure I’ve talked about this in the past, but then again I’m not sure if I ever wrote a post about it here. I’m relatively active on various different places online that I tend to forget where I talked about stuff. orz I have a very bad short-term memory…

Anyway, here’s a brief look at the actual tickets for the upcoming NieR music concerts here in Japan.

First off is the Mond Tränen Philharmoniker aka Tsuki Oke (short for Tsuki no Namida Orchestra) completely fan based orchestra. Participation for this concert was pretty open, but it was probably a good thing if participants were somewhat musically experienced. I found out about this through Twitter and signed up as soon as I could and they apparently accepted me! I will be singing Soprano 2. I’m sure I’ll have lots more to talk about this once the event is over! Yesterday was our final rehearsal! The actual concert will be on Saturday, April 15!

Below are a couple *free* tickets I received to give to my friends…

The Angelic text reads: “inishie no kioku, tamashii no shirabe” (Memory of the Past, Trace of the Soul).

Secondly, there are also several official NieR concerts coming up. The first is on April 23 in Osaka and then later on May 4th & 5th in Tokyo. Unlike our fan-based event, this one is “orchestrated” by Square Enix with official performances by Emi Evans and J’Nique Nicole. This particular event was probably made possible by the HUGE demand for tickets at the last NieR concert, last year on April 16.

Below, is a shot of one of my tickets…

Angelic text reads: “ningiyou tachi no kioku” (Memory of the Dolls).

There will probably be lots more to discuss about these events once they’ve come and gone, so please look forward to that! <3

NieR:Automata Original Soundtrack

Today is the official release of the NieR:Automata original soundtrack, but I picked it up last night. I reserved it from the Shinjuku Tower Records store some time ago to get a chance to attend the signing event later tonight. I heard from other friends who were trying to get a ticket to participate in the signing event that it was pretty random how tickets were being given out. From my understanding, priority was given to those who reserved a copy of the soundtrack ahead of time, but apparently the time when reservations were made and the time when you went into the store to pick up your copy also had a hand in determining who would be given an event ticket. How much of this is accurate, I’m not really sure, since it was purely word of mouth from my other Japanese friends.

So, I was really nervous when I went to the store after work last night… but the clerk gave me a ticket like it was nothing. xD I tried to hid my excitement while at least showing some level of gratitude. 😛

 

I’m working on adding the track list in both English and Japanese here, but WordPress really dislikes tables… and I’m really particular when my tables don’t display correctly… 🙁 I’ll try to upload that as soon as I can.

New Smartphone Game by Yoko Taro: SINoALICE

Almost exactly a year ago, we got the first whiff of Yoko Taro possibly working with Square Enix to develop a smartphone game, which I wrote about here.

Today, we were presented with a trailer and some additional information regarding the game and its story.

SINoALICE
The absolute worst “Story”

Yoko Taro x Square Enix x Pokelabo

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NieR:Automata Original Soundtrack to be released on March 29 with a secret 4th disc!

This just in! The NieR:Automata OST will be released on March 29! The soundtrack alone will be three discs, but the initial release will come with a  “secret” 4th disc as a bonus!! I wonder what it could be!!!

The bonus disc is not only for pre-orders!!! The initial release, whether you pre-order it or purchase it when it’s released, will come with the bonus CD. I expect it to be similar to the bonus discs that originally came with the previous NieR soundtrack.

Title:NieR:Automata Original Soundtrack
Product Number:SQEX-10589-91
Release Date:Wednesday, March 29
Price:3,200 yen (+tax)
Composers:Okabe Keiichi, Hoashi Keigo, Takahashi Kuniyuki (MONACA)
Details:Three 12cm CD set
Publisher:Square Enix


Source: Square Enix | MONACA