Grimoire NIER Gets An English Release Over A Decade After Its Japanese Release

More than a decade after its original release, Grimoire Nierthe binding book for the original DENYfinally receives an English translation in the form of Grimoire NieR: Revised Edition.

A Amazon page for Grimoire NieR: Revised Edition is currently online with the possibility of pre-ordering. The book, originally released in Japan alongside the game in 2010, is described as the “ultimate guide to the critically acclaimed game. Replicant NieR.” Replicant NieR was originally published in the United States in heavily edited form as DENY.

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Replicant NieR received a more faithful English translation in the recent remaster, NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…Where NieR Replicant ver. 1.22 to shorten it. Fans were hoping for an official translation of Grimoire Nier to accompany the game’s release, but it was unclear whether or not one would be released. Now, Grimoire Nier: Revised edition officially arrives in 2023.

According to the Amazon listing, Grimoire NieR: Revised Edition will contain “key artwork and concept art, the exploration of world history and lore, gameplay strategies, ending guides, and concept art”, all of which were featured in the original Japanese version of the book. There will apparently also be “volume-exclusive extras” exclusive to the revised edition.

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Replicant NieR (Where DENY) has been somewhat of a cult following in the United States, gathering a quiet but devoted following. The continuation of the game NieR: Automatawas a much bigger hit, leading to the decision to remaster and re-translate Replicant for a new release. NieR: Automata has many of its own foreign multimedia works, from plays to novels to an upcoming anime series. The game has its own version of Grimoire Nier in the form of two volumes World guide series, which contains game tips, concept art, short stories, and lore elements. Thanks to the relative mainstream success of NieR: Automatathe World guide series and many more NieR: Automata the spinoffs have been available in English for quite some time. The series also spawned a spin-off gacha game on mobile, NieR: Re[in]eyeletwhich was released in Japan in February 2021 and arrived in the rest of the world a few months later in July 2021. NieR: Re[in]eyelet continued to receive regular support over the past year.

NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139… is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. NieR: Automata is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. A Nintendo Switch port, titled NieR:Automata: The End of YoRHa Editingshould arrive on October 6th. Grimoire NieR: Revised Edition will be released on April 18, 2023.

Source: Amazon