Yoko Taro is working on a completely new game, and yes, it will be weird

NieR’s author, Taro Yokoo, has confirmed that he is the creative director of the new Square Enix game. Next Nier Replican ver. At 1.22474487139, the director revealed that he had begun his next project at Square Enix. He is currently the creative director of the Nier mobile game Nier Reincarnation.

As Gematsu reported, the next game is a “difficult to explain” indie digital-only title, and a mysterious “somewhat unusual game” that “doesn’t know how to explain or sell.”

In other words, it’s basically Yoko Taro’s game.NieR: Automata has sold 5.5 million units worldwide since its launch in 2017, so Taro is likely to be humble. A person who achieved great success in a relatively unknown spin-off of the Drag-on Dragoon series.

Taro claims to work on any project as long as he is paid, but the director has remained relatively unobtrusive since NieR: Automata. He has been the creative director of the mobile game SINoAlice and the scenario writer for FINAL FANTASY 14: Shadow Bringer’s Knee Raid Cycle.

NieR Replicant Screenshot

Taro doesn’t explain if this is a new series or related to NieR, but Taro’s next project is definitely of interest to us. Meanwhile, NieR’s remake / update will be released this week, and you can see the final preview here.

Matt TM Kim is a news editor at IGN.


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