Yoko Taro Is Working On New Game With Nier Producer And Composer

The Nier team isn’t shy about good-naturedly taunting or riling up their fans, and that’s exactly what series producer Yosuke Saito did in a recent talk. Speaking with former Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi in Weekly Famitsu, Saito strongly implied that he’s working on a new project with Nier series creator/director Yoko Taro and series composer Keiichi Okabe. However, he can’t say much about it for the foreseeable future.

As translated by Gematsu, Saito said the following: “I’ve been talking about wanting to do something with Yoko and Okabe for some time now. I’ll have something a bit more put-together to say in the not-too-distant future, so please stay tuned. It might be Nier, it might not be Nier. That’s about all I can say for now.”

Yoko Taro’s playful public persona can result in some confusion about the future of the series. For example, in a Holiday 2021 message, Yoko joked that the Nier series will get no new entries, unless he gets a pile of money, of course. The last entry in the series, Nier Replicant, which reimagined the original Nier, came out in 2021. Yoko recently garnered headlines when he said that the recent PS5 game Stellar Blade is better than his famed Nier Automata in an interview, citing its next-gen graphics and character design as particular highlights.

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