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Square Enix has deployed a collection of story mode DLC for its PlayStation 3 hack-and-slash action game, Drakengard 3, giving players new insight regarding the game's bizarre world and outlandish supporting characters. Each DLC chapter in Drakengard 3 stars one of protagonist Zero's sisters &ndas...

June 4th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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As many studios eye the new console generation, publisher Xseed turns its attention to an early standout for the Xbox 360, releasing a digital version of 2007's Bullet Witch for the Xbox 360's Games on Demand service this week. Developed by Nier and Drakengard creator Cavia, Bullet Witch equips pl...

May 15th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Nier developer Cavia was working on a team-based shooter RPG, entitled Catacombs, for Square Enix before the studio was dissolved a couple years ago. Siliconera has a wealth of information about the canceled game from an inside source, who was working on the project before its reported demise.Catac...

April 30th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Cavia – developer of games like Nier, Drakengard, and the Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles series – used to be a subsidiary of parent company AQ Interactive. Now, according to Siliconera's translation of a 4Gamer interview with director Trao Yokoo, the company has been dissolved, w...

July 12th 2010 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

I played four long hours of Nier with the full intention of completing a review of the game. But after reaching the point you see in the video above, I, in my capacity as reviews editor, decided that it was inadvisable to continue with that plan. I have a beloved wife and cat that depend on my c...

May 3rd 2010 at 6:24pm 0 Comments
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Japan may be as confused by Square Enix's Nier as we are -- but it would appear that PS3 owners are answering their questions about the action RPG title firsthand, by purchasing it. The PS3 version, Nier Replicant, is the best-selling title for the week of April 19.25, with 60,000 units sold, accord...

April 29th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Ostensibly, this trailer is intended to introduce the traveling companions accompanying the title character of Square Enix's Nier. But, to us, it reveals just how sensitive Nier himself is. He isn't just good for glowering, yelling about his daughter, and fighting, as this trailer reveals. He is als...

April 20th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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By the time you've seen every slime creature, creepy blank-faced monster and human-vs-book argument Nier has to offer, developer Cavia will have more ready for you. Square Enix executive producer Yosuke Saito told Xbox.com (translated by Andriasang) that the team began work on DLC immediately after...

April 16th 2010 at 9:20pm 0 Comments

We've grown accustomed to not knowing what's going on in Nier trailers -- at least, as accustomed as one can become to incomprehensible imagery. So there are two floating, sentient books now? And ... one of them kills Nier? We guess? At least this trailer's got some visuals. According to early repo...

April 15th 2010 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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Want to understand what Nier's all about, you know, besides yelling at books? Square Enix is giving us all a chance to study the backstory of Cavia's action RPG, with a Nier comic series produced by DC's Wildstorm Studios. The three-part series will tell three separate, but overlapping, stories in t...

March 17th 2010 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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Did you read the news of Japan's Nier release date with abject jealousy, wishing you had such a clear idea when you'd get to play Cavia's cursing-at-a-book simulation? Seethe no more -- Square Enix announced the North American release date, and it's April 27, only five days after the game arrives in...

February 3rd 2010 at 2:30pm 0 Comments