The name of the updated version of NieR: Replicant turned out to be too difficult even for the creator of the series
The creator of the Drakengard and NieR franchises, Yoko Taro, in an interview for the latest issue of Game Informer, explained the choice of name for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 … and revealed an embarrassing fact about himself.
According to Taro, he did not want to see the numbers in the modernized NieR Replicant title. Still, the producer of the series Yosuke Saito insisted on reflecting the game’s updated nature in the name.
“Then I thought, ‘Okay, we have an improved version here, but we don’t want to be called a remaster. It is also not a sequel, not a remake, and it does not reach 1.55. Okay, let’s reduce it a little more to, probably, 1.22 ” – shared Tarot.
Why the development team of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 … chose this number, Tarot did not specify, but 1.22474487139 (1589) is the square root of 1.5.
Despite the presence of a reference point, the sequence of Tarot numbers has not yet obeyed: “As for whether I can remember these numbers, no, I cannot. All this time, I have called the game just an “updated version.”
The release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 … is expected on April 23 this year on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. On the territory of Japan, the project will appear a day earlier, on April 22.
According to a recent leak, on the day of the release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 … the first free add-on to it – 4 YoRHa – with content from NieR: Automata will be available for download ..”