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  • Blog Post: Jillian Aversa and Doug Perry's Musical Tribute To Nier Is Both Beautiful And Haunting

    Vocalist Jillian Aversa is no stranger to video game tributes. Her YouTube channel is full of game-themed music videos, ranging from The Legend of Zelda all the way to Metal Gear Solid. Her latest tribute, featuring Doug Perry, is a percussion and vocal arrangement of the "Song of the Ancients"... More
  • Blog Post: [Trailer Added] Platinum Games Developing New Nier Game

    Platinum Games is developing a new Nier game with Square Enix. Atsushi Inaba, who is notable for his work on Ōkami, Viewtiful Joe, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, is on Nier New Project as a producer. Nier's creative director, Taro Yoko , will be overseeing the project. Details are scant, but... More
  • Blog Post: Drakengard, Nier Director Talks About Making Weird Games For Weird People

    Taro Yoko is known for his work as a creative director for games including Drakengard and Nier , which are both on the weirder side of the RPG spectrum. Talking spell tomes aren't exactly conventional party members, after all. Today at GDC, Yoko gave a presentation on making weird games for weird... More
  • Blog Post: GoldenEye And Nier Highlights From Our Extra-Life Marathon

    This past weekend we gamed for 24 straight hours, earning over $10,500 for hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network . We let big donators choose which games we would play during the livestream as a thank you. For your enjoyment, we're posting our slappers-only GoldenEye multiplayer match and... More
  • Blog Post: New Nier News Nearby? [Update: It's Just A Concert]

    Update: The "amazing" announcement pertaining to Nier isn't related to a sequel. Instead, it's a concert to be held only in Japan on October 28. That isn't bad news, considering that Nier's soundtrack is one of its highlights...but the announcement is probably a bit disappointing... More
  • Blog Post: I Don't Want To Move Your Dumb Box

    I beat Nier a few weekends ago, and I'm almost done playing through Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. Aside from being pretty good games, there's really not a whole lot of common ground between the two. That is, except for one horrible thing: the main characters have to push a bunch of stupid boxes... More
  • Blog Post: Nier Developer Cavia Shutting Down

    Did you like Nier? How about Bullet Witch? Okay, so developer Cavia's recent track record isn't great, but it's still sad to hear that the Japanese studio (known primarily for the Drakengard series) will cease to exist after it is absorbed into AQ Interactive. In an interview with Japanese... More
  • Blog Post: Nier DLC Available Tomorrow

    Following hot on the heels of the game's April 27 release, DLC for Square Enix's action/RPG Nier will be available tomorrow. Entitled "World of Recycled Vessel," the content will include new challenges, costumes, and weapons. Among the add-ons is a new look for the main character. You... More
  • Blog Post: New Nier Trailer Might Make You Less Confused (But Probably More)

    If you've watched the previous Nier videos, you've probably been completely confused. This latest trailer may not clear everything up, but it does at least give the talking book a little more context. OK, not really. More
  • Blog Post: Nier Screenshots

    If you read this issue's preview of Nier and are craving more media of the game, here are some new screens to keep you happy. They show off some of the village environments, the frenzied action, and even the complex word edit system, which lets you upgrade your weapons and abilities. You can also... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix's Nier Release Date Announced

    Square Enix has announced that their latest action RPG, Nier, will have a worldwide release on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 23. "Nier fuses fast-paced action with a mature and mysterious narrative," said Larry Sparks, marketing VP. "The game sees a new direction for Square Enix and one... More
  • Blog Post: New Nier Trailer Stronger Than A Cup Of Coffee

    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... More
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