It may not be immediately apparent, but NieR Replicant and NieR:Automata both take place in the same world. Their stories may be separated by a few thousand years, but there's clear narrative connections between the two.
At a crucial junction in the game's story, A2 cuts her hair after killing 2B to save her from the fatal logic virus. The decision to shorten A2's hair was actually made to mislead fans who watched the game's release trailers.Mar 23, 2021
Replicant serves as the prequel to Automata. However, because former originally released in 2010, it might be more accurate to call Automata a sequel. The two games take place in the same universe, but the events occur thousands of years apart.May 7, 2021
A2 handles very similarly to 2B, but she has several key differences. Primary Attack - Basic light attack, does less damage, but is faster and has a higher combo potential. The precise nature of the attack depends on the equipped primary weapon: large weapons equipped as primary will still be slow.
Even those that prefer the soundtrack of the sequel can't deny that being able to choose between the two is better than only having one. Consequently, Nier Replicant is the best installment in the franchise when it comes to beautiful music since it's quite literally the best of both worlds.Dec 19, 2021
9S's English voice actor, Kyle McCarley, was told in the recording booth that 9S would be around 19 years old if he were a human.
Kainé is mentioned in NieR:Automata, along with Nier, Yonah, and Emil (the latter appearing in game).
Nier Replicant was technically the original version of the game. The developers didn't intend for there to be two versions. However, the suits at Square Enix thought the sales abroad would be lackluster and pressured them to make a retconned Western version called Nier Gestalt in order to appease Western audiences.May 25, 2021
Kaine is an intersex woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind, dress how she feels, and use colorful language to express herself.6 days ago
Both games are great for fans of shoot 'em up as well as hack and slash games, with Nier Automata being the better one in many ways, considering that the well-known Platinum Games worked on the combat. However, Nier Replicant is a lot more experimental in its gameplay overall.Dec 19, 2021