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NieR Re[in]carnation is a command-action RPG for mobile devices from Square Enix and Applibot.


- Story / It is a place called The Cage.
A girl awakens on a cold stone floor.
She finds herself in an infinitely vast place filled with buildings that touch the very sky.
Guided by a mysterious creature who calls herself Mama, she begins to explore her new surroundings.
To reclaim what she has lost—and atone for her sins—she sets off on a journey through this place of unknown creation.
...A place known as The Cage.

- Character Info
The Girl of Light
When the girl came to, she was collapsed on the stone floor of The Cage. Though she is kind and has a bright personality, she wears a collar and bandages for reasons unknown, and is plagued each night by horrible dreams.

A mysterious creature who calls herself Mama. She seems to know something about The Cage, and acts as a guide for the girl.

The Dark Monster
A strange being that wanders The Cage. It resembles a knight in armor, but also a speechless insect. Regardless, it seems to have some kind of goal...
Battles play out by issuing commands to your characters.

- Battle
Battles play out by issuing commands to your characters.
This game includes an auto mode that makes your characters attack enemies all on their own, making it easy for people who aren't as skilled at video games to join in and play as well.

- Staff
Producer: Yosuke Saito
Creative Director: Yoko Taro
Director: Daichi Matsukawa
Main Character Design: Akihiko Yoshida (CyDesignation, Inc.)
Concept Art: Kazuma Koda
Music: Keiichi Okabe (MONACA INC.)

- This game contains some paid items that are available for purchase.
Purchasing said items may incur additional charges.

- Recommended environment: iPhone 7 or later

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

【Update Details】
・Preparations for the new Mythic Slab feature.

【QoL Improvements】
・In Dark Memory quests and character quests, players can now cycle through characters by tapping on the arrows on the screen.
・The mark that appears showing that a character/weapon can be ascended will only show when the player has the corresponding material.

【Issues Fixed】
・The issue that caused the game to become stuck under certain conditions.
・Display errors for the total force in some screens.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11.4K Ratings

11.4K Ratings


Everything to expect from a NieR game

Just as you would expect from a NieR game, this new addition has incredible story telling that will drag you in while being accompanied by a phenomenal soundtrack and stunning graphics. The gameplay isn’t too over the top and can even be completely automatic for those who are only really interested in the story's. However just like any game there will be at least some minor bugs. One of the main bugs that I have been running into at the moment is that at times when I collect something from either a mission or by collecting on of the birds my game will constantly have the connecting sign in the corner of the screen and never connect despite having perfectly fine internet. However, I don’t find this to be a big enough of an issue to cost such a great game even 1 star. This game most certainly has the potential to become one of the greatest mobile games of all time as long as they move in the right direction and I can’t wait to see where they go with it next.

10fortyEZ ,

Story is ok, gameplay is a bit boring

The theme of exploring weapon stories is cool and seeing stories playout is really neat. But the “game” part is really boring since for the most part you can put it on Auto and the game plays itself. The auto feature is mostly useful because you will have to grind a lot, and sit through 10-15min of auto play per round for your grinding. Since the story is stronger than the gameplay, this would have been better if it was not a game but an short story anime or something. But since it is a game some QoL improvements at minimum would be, not sending back to title screen if stamina is full and you try to send/receive stamina from friends. If a level/battle has already been completed auto should just auto complete the battles; should not have to sit through 10–15 minutes of having to watch each battle play until you run out of stamina. Adjust material and stamina requirements, grind is fine but the price of some upgrade materials is too much. Only with half stamina events does it make it easier to grind for things you need. And since you have to mostly auto play they really need to implement a way for the screen to stay on instead of defaulting to your phones auto screen off. So many other game apps override the settings to keep the screen on, but you have adjust your auto lock settings.

jlnick123 ,

Made for narrative enjoying NieR fans

I’ve had a chance to play this game for awhile now, and there are certain aspects that completely impress and others that could use some work. First of all, the visuals and aesthetics of this game are unmatched on the mobile platform. The world building, character designs, and character narratives go beyond what is to be expected for a game of this platform.

That being said, the story and design elements are obviously the primary focus of the studio that is producing this game. Because of this, actual gameplay suffers from being repetitive and grinding/farming intensive. Don’t get me wrong, I like the gameplay; but there is little to keep me immersed and I usually end up playing through all the battles on fast mode with ‘auto’ enabled. I think the turn-based gameplay mechanics need tweaking to encourage more strategy beyond aspects that are adjusted during the loadout phase.

Overall, this game is enticing, entertaining and a refreshing take on the gacha mobile game formula. If you are a fan of the NieR franchise this game will be even more appealing to you due to the frequent crossover events and familiar design elements. But, if you like intense, immersive and involved gameplay experiences I would look elsewhere.

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