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  SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES NEW TITLE IN THE NIER SERIES
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06/16/2015
 


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LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2015) – SQUARE ENIX® today revealed NieR® New Project (temporary name), a new third-person action role-playing game (RPG) and follow-up to the 2010 cult hit NieR. Offering a fresh blend of action and RPG gameplay styles, NieR New Project is currently being developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc. exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

The game’s all-star development team consists of producer Yosuke Saito ( DRAGON QUEST® X / NieR), director YOKO TARO ( Drakengard® / NieR), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. ( FINAL FANTASY® XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT®), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. ( Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. ( TEKKEN / Drakengard / NieR). PlatinumGames Inc. will be amplifying the action-oriented combat and building a beautifully diverse visual experience that will fully harness the graphical power of the PlayStation®4 system.

A new trailer unveiled today at the SQUARE ENIX E3 press conference showcases the new visual direction of NieR New Project. This can be viewed on YouTube at:  http://youtu.be/GH26BfSo7co. Related assets for the title can be found on the press site: www.press.na.square-enix.com .

More information regarding the game will be unveiled this Fall.

NieR New Project is now in development exclusively for the PlayStation®4 system and is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

Per the ESRB, all videos for M-rated games must be age-gated.  The age-gate must: (1) be age-neutral (i.e., require the user to input their date of birth or select it from a drop-down bar); (2) employ reasonable technical measures to keep under-age users from re-entering their age after initially being denied access; and (3) not display any ESRB rating information on the video player or the age-gate itself.

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About PlatinumGames Inc.

PlatinumGames Inc. is an independent entertainment developer based in Osaka, Japan, dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for a variety of hardware platforms. Loaded with some of the gaming industry’s most talented creators, PlatinumGames seeks to break the mold of a sequel driven industry by creating innovative IP that exceed users’ expectations. For more information, please visit:  www.platinumgames.com .

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 64 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com/ .

NIER © SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

NIER, the NIER NEW PROJECT logo, BRAVELY DEFAULT, FINAL FANTASY, DRAGON QUEST, DRAKENGARD, EIDOS, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark and “PS4” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact (press only):

David Yang

Square Enix, Inc.

(310) 846-0400                                             

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