“Hidden from a sandstorm, the entrance to the barren Temple has finally been revealed. Follow the young protagonist through ancient puzzles, shadow battles and mysterious sentient cubes in this in-depth look at gameplay sequences“: This is the description accompanying the video of Square Enix up Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139the highly anticipated improved edition of the classic NieR that landed on consoles way back in 2010.
The NieR: Automata prequel is out on April 23 on PC, PS4 and XboX One (but it will also be playable on next-gen thanks to backward compatibility). Two months after the trailer shown at The Game Awards 2020, the title is shown again in action in a video of about 10 minutes full of information. The protagonist finds himself exploring the desert area where the Barren Temple, a building in which simple puzzles and some enemies to face are hidden. We are not alone, but we are by our side Kainé And Grimoire Weiss. The combat then alternates with short platform phases, but the video also shows us the interaction with some NPCs placed at the entrance to the temple.
The gameplay video is not stingy with novelty and ends with one boss fight final: the enemy you face is made up of rotating stone cubes. The bullet hell frenetic involves dodging the boss’s bullets, as is often the case in the NieR series.
That’s not all though, as Square Enix he also released three rearranged tracks of the soundtrack. The videos include full versions of the tracks “Snow in Summer” and “Kainé”, as well as a sampling of 10 Weiss Edition tracks featured on the special soundtrack CD set included in thelimited edition White Snow of the game.