It is evident that one of the most eccentric developers of the moment is the Japanese Yoko Taro. The creator of the NieR saga does not usually leave anyone indifferent when he speaks and we bring you another good proof of it. To celebrate the launch of NieR Replicant, Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito (producer of the game) have shared a few words with the fans, a most surreal message.
The names are similar and the games are different; it won’t sell so well now – Yoko taro
And we are almost convinced that they will have given a little displeasure to the communication workers of Square Enix , because it seems that both have wanted to joke with the question. Japanese creatives agree that the success of NieR: Automata was a fluke , they greatly doubt that NieR Replicant will sell better and scoff at the situation.
“When I’ve been around Square Enix, they always give off this palpable aura of enthusiasm like they’re saying ‘Look! NieR: Automata performed well , so NieR Replicant will be sold now too.’ I’d like to take this opportunity to tell Square Enix Let me take a good look at reality. The names are similar and the content of the two games is completely different, so it really won’t sell that well right now , right guys? “said Taro.
“The Automata sales were a fluke and all my other things have barely sold anything worth mentioning. If they really go ahead and make all those records … the only thing we can do with that is have a good set of frisbees . […] A guy from the Square Enix marketing team tells me with his look ‘Yoko, you bastard, promote the game correctly for a change!’ “, Continued the Japanese.
The producer of the title, Yosuke Saito, also wanted to continue with the humorous tone of the statement: “The great success of Automata was a miracle, honestly, so I do not think we will sell that much … However, if we do not distribute a certain amount, Yoko and I will be forced to travel the world selling the game from the back of a van. “
In a more serious part, Saito thanked the support and believes that the studio has done a great job: “Thanks to all the fans, NieR: Automata became a great success, and this game was developed under great pressure. We call it a ‘version update’, but regardless of what Yoko says, I personally think the name doesn’t do justice to the level of quality the team has achieved.
NieR Replicant numbers mean nothing
Yoko Taro and Saito have insisted again that NieR Replicant is an update to the original, not a remake or remaster: “Square Enix recently made that remake of Final Fantasy VII, right? I saw that and thought it would be terribly inconvenient to be compared with such massive success, so that’s when I decided to call Replicant a ‘version update’, “said Taro.
The game has a string of numbers at the end of the name that fans have tried to research to find out what they correspond to. According to Yoko Taro, absolutely nothing. “By the way, the big string of numbers at the end of the title was something that I put at random, so I wouldn’t think about it too much if it were you,” he explained.