NieR Re[in]carnation closed beta test set for July 29 to August 5 in Japan; debut trailer, details, and screenshots

First real look at the NieR game for iOS and Android.

Square Enix will host a closed beta test for NieR Re[in]carnation for iOS and Android from July 29 at 13:00 JST to August 5 at 12:59 JST in Japan, the company announced.

Registration is available now until July 26 at 23:59 JST. Square Enix will accept 20,000 applicants (10,000 users for iOS and 10,000 users for Android). If over 20,000 users apply, participants will decided by lottery.

Here is the debut trailer:

And here are the first details, via the newly relaunched official website:

■ Key Visual

NieR Re[in]carnation

■ World

Story

A girl wakes up on a cold stone floor. A vast space with rows of towering structures.

Guided by a mysterious creature that calls itself “Mama,” the girl begins to walk atop the stone pavement. To reclaim what she lost, and to atone for her sins.

Inside a “Cage” built in some unfathomable way by who knows who.

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■ Characters

Girl in White (voiced by Rika Nagae)

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When she came to, she was lying on the stone pavement of the “Cage.” She sees nightmares almost every night. She has a kind heart and cheerful personality, but what is the reason behind her choker and bandages?

Mama (voiced by Yumi Hara)

NieR Re[in]carnation

A mysterious creature that calls itself “Mama.” It seems to know something about the “Cage” and guides the girl. It also has a overly free-spirited side, and often times messes with the surrounding decorations or takes a moment to enjoy the scenery.

Dark Monster (voiced by Motoyuki Kawahara)

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A mysterious being that wanders about the “Cage.” It appears as if a knight in armor, and also like a silent bug. It seems to have some sort of objective, but…

■ Systems

Cage

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Memories

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Battle

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■ More Screenshots

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■ Staff

  • Producer: Yosuke Saito
  • Creative Director: Yoko Taro
  • Director: Daichi Matsukawa
  • Main Character Design: Akihiko Yoshida (CyDesignation)
  • Concept Art: Kazuma Koda
  • Music: Keiichi Okabe (Monaca)
  • Development: Applibot
  • Planning and Production: Square Enix

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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