aka: NieR Gestalt, NieR RepliCant
Moby ID: 46486
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NieR is an action RPG with a touch of Japanese influenced gameplay. The story takes place around 1,000 years ahead of our time in a mysterious world, where the earth as we know it, no longer exists. Nier is also the name of the main character who is seeking for a cure for his dying daughter. Nier is accompanied by a talking book named Grimoire Weiss, also used to shoot projectiles at enemies. Progressing through the game yields new powers and different weapons.

Main and side quests lead the party to various battles, controlled in a hack-and-slash manner using melee and ranged weapons as well as magic spells. Weapons can be upgraded and specialized to deal improved damage against certain enemies. The camera can be controlled throughout most parts of the game. The view switches to isometric or 2D-side scrolling at some locations.

The Japanese version of the game comes in two editions: NieR RepliCant​ (PS3) and NieR Gestalt (Xbox 360). The major differences involve Nier's appearance and his relationship to the character Yonah. All other international releases are based on NieR Gestalt, regardless of the platform.


  • ニーア ゲシュタルト - Japanese Xbox 360 spelling
  • ニーア レプリカント - Japanese PS3 spelling

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Senior Production Manager
Assistant Production Manager
Vice-President - Brand
Brand Director, Project Coordination
Senior Brand Manager
Assistant Brand Manager
European PR Manager
Digital Communications Manager
Senior Creative Services Manager
Chief of QA
Assistant QA Manager
Localization Producer
Assistant Localization Producer
Localization Team
UK QA Lead
UK QA Coordinator
UK QA Team
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Drakengard Connection

Although the game never explicitly states it as such, NieR is a sequel to a previous cavia game, Drakengard. NieR takes place in the far future of the same world which Caim and the red dragon are sucked into in the final hidden ending of Drakengard. There are several references in the game as well, such as Nier collecting many of Caim's former weapons, a tree that mentions a memory of a red dragon falling from the heavens, and the twins Devola and Popola being named after the sword Debolpopol (Skald's Song in the English translation).


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Game added by Hammerlore.

Additional contributors: Sciere, Starbuck the Third, Lain Crowley.

Game added June 20, 2010. Last modified May 16, 2024.