The lights are on
Nier, Square Enix’s unapologetically mature action-RPG, is already positioning itself to break the mold of what the publisher is known for. Developer Cavia (behind Square’s M-rated Drakengard series) has remained tight-lipped about game details till this point. What we do know is that the game is titled after the main character, who is searching for a way to cure his daughter of a black disease that is plaguing the world. Square proved two things through the new trailer they released early this morning. The first is that a string of expletives is better for waking one up than a cup of coffee. The second is that Nier boasts one or more very volatile characters. The character in question is Nier’s lingerie-clad partner Kaine, speaking to Grimiore Weiss – the magical tome that Nier draws power from throughout his journey. You can listen to her outburst below.
Playing off the game’s “Nothing is as it seems” motto, Kaine turned heads this fall when scans from a Japanese magazine referred to her as a hermaphrodite, due to possession by a male demon during a fight. Kaine was obviously designed with a female aesthetic in mind, but the crass language and violent behavior showcased in the video above is attributed to her masculine side.
Square Enix is obviously attempting to push boundaries here. Because the facts come from a scanned and translated magazine, it is still unclear if Kaine is physically intersexed, or if they simply refer to her as a hermaphrodite because of the demonic possession that has taken over the left side of her body. Either way, we can at least hope that they handle the subject in a mature manner and that Kaine’s character development isn’t limited to the scope of her ambiguous gender identity. Nier is not yet rated and is set to release for The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in spring of 2010
Holy s*** on a f***ing sandwich!
Well, I am not sure what to say.
Seems pretty cool and Square Enix never disapoints me with any of there games so im might have to keep an eye on this one.
i thought i was gonna see some gameplay but instead i got a spiteful woman whos vocabulary expands to that of a sailor. lol
i kinda liked how games are going off the deep end and using words that regular people like you and me use all the time.
This is definetly the kind of change that Square needs and I have a feeling that they will deliver a pretty solid game in terms of gameplay and story. I plan on staying up to date with whatever happens with this game.
Square enix! whats happened to you?! when did you get so b.a. and brutal. i'm really looking forward to this
wow that was hardcore right there, can't wait to see new elements of this game in action, such as gameplay. Just by tossing around a whole crap load of f bombs will not make the game successful, the game play will. It is a different direction from square and I am looking forward to see how far they are willing to go with it.
The first time Square has a main character wearing a G-string and that character is a hermaphrodite.
I knew FFXII was the downfall of Square.
Well, actually I do like the dialogue, there are some hardcore games out there that have really failed to have powerful diction like that. The voice talent was only slightly weak, which is a major step up. It was convincing enough.
rofl wow someones mad.
What the heck was that? Sound clips for a promotion. Im not sold!
WOW didnt expect that.
What the f***?
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Gee, ya think?
This looks pretty nasty.
Bwahahaha! Hilarious, the whole trailer is pissed off ranting.
I had a nice surprise when I had my laptop turned up when I started that video...
A hemaphrodite?... Interesting career move Square.
"Nier is not yet rated and is set to release for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in spring of 2010"
let's just say i'm not going to be shocked when it gets it's M rating. : )