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London (10th May 2010) – Square Enix Ltd.,
the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment
products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces new
DLC content “The World of Recycled Vessel” for the
Action-RPG NIER®. This additional content for NIER, whose
unique content, characters and hidden, twisting storyline has
transfixed gamers and media alike, will be available for the Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system from 11th May and the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from 12th May.
Nothing is as it seems in NIER, set in a crumbling world plagued
by disease and dark, unrecognisable creatures. Players assume the
role of the unyielding protagonist, Nier, resolute in his quest to
discover a cure for his daughter, infected with the Black Scrawl
disease. With powerful allies and a mysterious book by his side,
Nier encounters things that will confound even the mightiest
Players are invited to unravel more mysteries in The World of
Recycled Vessel, when the pages of a diary open a gate to a strange
world that mixes past and present. Engage in 15 nightmarish battles
to unlock bonus costumes, weapons – and a special quest that
challenges you to destroy your woolliest adversaries!
Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix
Ltd. comments, “NIER offers action-filled gameplay and a
memorably shocking storyline. We’re very pleased to be able
to offer – The World of Recycled Vessel – content that
rewards players with new battles and challenges to face, expanding
the world of NIER and offering lots more surprises.”
About “The World of Recycled Vessel”
The diary entries of Nier’s wife became stranger and
stranger as the Black Scrawl took hold of her body and edged her
mind towards madness. “Recycled Vessel. Severance. Penance.
Aberrance. Sufferance. Acceptance. Disturbance. Hindrance.
Defiance. Forbearance. Intolerance. Vengeance. Repentance.
Radiance. Extravagance. Malignance. Vigilance. Obeisance.
Dominance. Allegiance. Resistance. Discordance. Petulance.
What mysterious power draws Nier and Weiss into a twisted
amalgam of his past and present? Play as young Nier, conquer 15
difficult challenge levels to unlock two sets of alternate costumes
for Nier, Emil and Kainé, three powerful weapons that only a
“Fool” would miss out on, enjoy new music unique to The
World of Recycled Vessel and a bonus quest that challenges you to
destroy your woolliest adversaries!
The World of Recycled Vessel is priced at €6.99 and 560
The latest offering from the RPG-masters at Square Enix, NIER is
an “Action-RPG” that blends traditional RPG gameplay
mechanics with intense, bloody combat and powerful magic to create
an action-packed single-player experience where players explore and
discover a future lost to a shadowy past.
Developed by cavia inc, NIER delivers on Square Enix’s
renowned pedigree for creating unique and twisting storylines
coupled with deep character development – a pedigree that has
kept gamers around the world enraptured for decades.
Players jump into the title role of the unyielding Nier as he
begins his desperate quest to discover a cure for his daughter,
Yonah, who is stricken with the deadly Black Scrawl disease. Armed
with powerful magic as well as mighty swords, Nier will battle
alongside formidable allies against waves of dark enemies and giant
bosses to discover the truth about the disease, his
For more information about NIER please visit the official
The latest action adventure from Square Enix:
NIER, the newest franchise from RPG masters Square Enix, delivers
unique and memorable characters, intense action-packed battles,
explosive magic and storytelling...
Unbelievable Story Twists and Reveals: Immerse in
an amazingly intricate storyline set in a world plagued by human
anguish, buried secrets and a ravaging disease. With plot twists
hiding around every corner, NIER’s story needs to be seen to
RPG-Style Gameplay Injected With Action-Packed
Combat: Battle ferocious and mysterious enemies by
combining proven RPG-style gameplay, such as magic, character
development and faithful allies, with action-focused explosive
swordplay and combat.
Powerful Magical Abilities: When his sword
isn’t enough, Nier can call on a remarkable array of stylish
and powerful spells to augment his combat moves and overcome
adversaries. As players progress, upgraded spells will help defeat
Brutal Combat Moves: Face off against evil
creatures and unleash brutal combat moves along with devastating
combo attacks. Unlock an arsenal of devastating weapons, each with
its own design and attack style.
Formidable Allies: Travel with a dynamic party of
allies and do battle against monstrous giants as a powerful and
An Imaginative and Stunning World: Travel across
an unforgettable world filled with varied landscapes featuring the
hauntingly familiar remains of modern society.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of Square Enix Europe business unit, is
a London-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co.,
Ltd., one of the most influential providers of digital
entertainment content in the world. Square Enix Ltd. publishes and
distributes entertainment content from the Square Enix Group
including Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in Europe and other PAL
territories. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading
development studios such as IO Interactive, Crystal Dynamics and
Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable
portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®,
which has sold over 96 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST®
which has sold over 53 million units worldwide and TOMB
RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide,
together with other well established products.
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