A new trailer for Nier Reincarnation, the upcoming mobile spin-off that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original Nier, has been released, and it shows off the game’s combat. It looks very different from the action style of the most recent series entry on PS4, Nier: Automata.
The trailer is below, but we’ve also grabbed a screenshot from it showing combat to analyse further. The trailer is in Japanese, though you can still get a good sense for what to expect from combat.
The combat looks like it could be turn-based, with large touch icons being assigned to each character. Based on the screenshot below, it looks like characters on your team of three will have two abilities assigned to them. The footage shows one member of the player team landing blows with ease, so don’t expect any traditional action combat with dodging and blocking.
It also looks like combat will be wave-based, which is an interesting twist. In the screenshot above, it also seems that two characters are heavy hitters, while the other is primarily a healer.
Nier Reincarnation is coming to Android and iOS, although a release date has not been announced, and it’s not clear if it will come to the West.
It’s not the only Nier game on the horizon either; an upgraded version of the first game called Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 is also in the works for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. This will be the first time the Japanese version of the game is available in North America, as the previous US version of Nier featured many differences.
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