Tokyo Game Show 2016, Square Enix Presents, and New NieR Merch!

About this time every year, the detailed events schedule at Tokyo Game Show is released, and like any other year, TGS will be spread out among the following four days in September:

Business
September 15-16

Public
September 17-18

Therefore, we now know when to expect the Square Enix Presents event for !

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Saturday, September 17

12:00-1:00pm

Special Guests:
Saito Yosuke, Producer
(Square Enix)

Taura Takahisa, Designer
(Platinum Games)

Yoko Taro, Director
(Bukkoro)

Ishikawa Yui, 2B

Hanae Natsuki, 9S

During this presentation, Square Enix will release a new trailer that details more information regarding the RPG elements in the game.

We can also expect some new NieR merchandise!

  • Emil Mug
  • T-shirt, 2B (Womens)
  • T-shirt, Emil (Womens)

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I will also personally be in attendance at this presentation,
so please feel free to stop by and say hello!! <3
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Image Source: Saito Yosuke, Twitter

How Humanity Survives: A New “Original Gestalt”

One of the main hang-ups connecting the ending of NieR with , its distant sequel, has been the fact that… Well, humanity should be extinct. Completely and utterly gone. Dead.

Whether he realized it or not, by offing the Shadowlord, Nier essentially doomed all of humanity. Or did he…?

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NieR, Drakengard, and Automata appear in Famitsu’s 30th Anniversary Issue

Today’s issue of Famitsu magazine is a really awesome one in celebration of it’s 30th Anniversary! Wow! Congrats! They have many pages detailing the history of modern video games, including a timeline chart that shows when each system was released and various rankings chosen by readers. Below are just a few clips of where Yoko Taro’s works were listed.

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Famitsu April 25 Interview

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◼︎ Let’s take another look at NieR Replicant since it’s been released on Playstation Now.

Saito: Sorry for the sudden inconvenience, but Yoko is running a little late…

Oh.

Saito: But, we can start without him. (haha) You can add in his comments after the fact wherever you like. (haha) Or maybe just put them in bold.

Alright. (haha) So…… Now that the previous game is available through Playstation Now, may I ask your thoughts on it as you look back at it once more?

Saito: I’ve heard here and there that there are some people who’ve heard the soundtrack from the first game but never actually played it, so with in the works, this is a great opportunity for them to try it out. It’s absolutely not necessary to play Replicant in order to play Automata—we’ve made sure of that—but still we’d love for more people to give it a try. It will only be available for a limited rental period at a reduced price, though. Even still, we’d love to get more people to experience it. I think there may have been many people who stopped playing after the A Ending, but if you hang in a little longer, the story gets much fuller from the B Ending on, so I really hope you try it out!

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NieR Merchandise Now Available Through the SQEX e-STORE

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Items are now available for purchase on the SQEX e-STORE here. Everything seems to still be in stock, but the scripts appear to be on back order.*

*All items besides the Emil pin and sticker set are currently on back order.

Also, please note that these items are only sold within Japan. SQEX is not accepting any international orders at this time.

After Concert Interview

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This is an interview conducted after the Music Concert & Talk Live by multiple outlets, each one coming from the same material, but releasing slightly different versions. The following is a translation of the review by Game Watch.

  • It’s also interesting to note that, although there may only be one interview, multiple venues covering it may release differing results, quotes included.

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Updates from the Concert

Yesterday was the fantastic Music Concert & Talk Live event in Roppongi. It was a perfect mix of music, interesting stories, and many new revelations about .

My thoughts are rather scattered at the moment, but here’s a quick look at the show! I’ve just added a ton of the photos that I took, too! 😀

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NieR Voice Actress Performs in a Stage Drama

Kadowaki Mai, the voice of’s Emil, just wrapped up a week-long stage performance in the dramatic comedy “Sekai no Hate wa, Pants no Hate da” (The end of the world is the end of panties) by Moratorium Pants (モラパン). It was a really funny play that took a look at the lives of many different people who are all connected by a single city. The story takes place during the early morning hours until daybreak.

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NieR: Automata – New Information and First Reveal of Live Gameplay

As we approach the 6th anniversary of the original, at long last, the “NieR Music Concert & Talk Live” will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 16. Although music from the first will be the main focus of the concert, we will get the first chance to hear the new theme song as well as additional information about the game and its story. New information will be discussed during the “Talk Corner”.

Information regarding the new information with Producer Yosuke Saito, Director Yoko Taro, Composer Okabe Keiichi, Character Designer Yoshida Akihiko, Game Designer Taura Takahisa will be reported on Famitsu.com at a later date. This is the portion of the interview that relates strictly to the concert.

Please look forward to the May 5th, 2016 issue of Famitsu, on sale April 21, for an 8-page spread on: Automata detailing the additional information not included here.

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NieR:Automata Theme Song Vocalist Revealed

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There will be a new interview in the May 5, 2016 issue of Famitsu magazine (on sale April 21) detailing a ton more info regarding the up-coming music concert. A portion of this article has been published on their site online, which I will be translating soon.

They released the name of the non-Japanese vocalist in the new theme song as J’Nique Nicole or Nikki.