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Square-Enix Reveals Details Of First DLC
king-of-games  posted on May 10, 2010 6:11:09 PM - Report post

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And now, Square-Enix has announced the first downloadable content pack for the Cavia-developed title, which will be available to nab on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow, May 11. Called "World of the Recycled Vessel," the add-on pack will boast 15 new special stages, new Shades, and other extra pieces of new content. After downloading, you will find the diary of Nier's wife on the bookshelf of the first floor of his home, and when flipping through the pages, you will be transported to a nifty dreamscape where a whole new battle can reward you with "new powerful weapons and bold new costumes for Nier and his companions." And perhaps most appealing of all will be the chance to finaly play as "Young Nier," a version of the protagonist previously only available in the Japan-exclusive Nier Replicant for the PS3. The primary difference between the two versions doesn't center on the gameplay; it's the characters: in our version (also known as Gestalt for the Xbox 360 in Japan), Nier is an older man attempting to save his daughter, Yonah; in Replicant, Nier is a younger man looking to save his sister, who is also Yonah. Otherwise, it's basically the same game.

Finally, fans will receive "new configurations for existing areas and towns with original monsters" so there's plenty of reason to snag this expansion. And remember, we aren't the only ones to praise the game in question; the New York Times called Nier "provocative and at times profound in its storytelling" and "exhiliratingly diverse in its gameplay design," while the Associated Press said the game is "one of the year's more pleasant surprises."

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