From an interview in this week’s Famitsu, we have a handful of new details on the brand new Nier game that surfaces at Square Enix’s E3 conference. I translated the interview bits below.
Famitsu: Does this take place in the same world/universe as Nier?
Yoko Taro: It takes place in the same world as Nier, but in the future. If players start with this game, they should have no problems following the story. In fact, those who come into this expecting it to be a direct sequel might find themselves a bit lost.
Famitsu: Will characters from the last game appear?
Yoko Taro: Not everyone is going to pop up, but yes, some characters will be appearing. They won’t be in central roles though.
Famitsu: What’s going on with the CERO* rating?
Yoko Taro: We had made Nier with the intent of getting a B or C, but we ended up with a D. We’re developing this new game in the hopes of getting an A, but…
*Cero is Japan’s rating system, similar to the ESRB.