It was just over a year ago during a 10th anniversary livestream event celebrating the release of the original NieR that Square Enix announced a new spin-off title for mobile devices called NieR Re[in]carnation, which is kind of funny since NieR itself is a spin-off of the Drakengard series. So, a spin-off of a spin-off. I dig it. Square Enix released a few different trailers for the game over the course of last year and confirmed in September that the game would be getting a wider release outside of Japan, with a full English dub and localization confirmed just this past February ahead of the game’s Japanese launch.
We had anticipated that Square Enix might be planning to release that localized version alongside the release of the remastered version of the original game on consoles and PC, but the NieR remaster arrived last month with no sign of a release for the mobile version. Then earlier this month it was confirmed that the initial localization of NieR Re[in]carnation was completed, so it seemed that a release should be coming fairly soon. Right?
Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case either, as today NieR Re[in]carnation went up for pre-order on the App Store and its listed release date is for November 6th of this year. That’s… not so soon. However, we’ve certainly seen those dates change in the past, so perhaps it’s just a placeholder date and the game will actually launch sometime before then. Or perhaps that’s just how long it’s going to take to finish up the localized version.
Whatever the case we’ll continue to keep our eye on NieR Re[in]carnation’s development and in the meantime you can check out all our previous coverage of the game by clicking this link here. If you want to go ahead and pre-order you can do so on the iOS App Store here and on the Google Play Store here.