Square-Enix has a new game and we can honestly say it is multiplatform…and it also isn't multiplatform. No, really.
The game is Nier and it appears to be a fast-paced action/RPG of sorts. You can check out the official site for some baseline info and media, plus a kick-ass teaser trailer. Now, it appears the title is headed to both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but each platform will get two very different versions of the game. As summarized at Classy Gamer , there will be Nier Gesthalt for the 360 and Nier RepliCant for the PS3. You will head out to save your little sister, who suffers from a supposedly incurable sickness called, "Black Sentence Plague." As the main character – apparently named Nier Gestalt – progresses, he will learn more about this deadly illness and why demons continue to infest his world. Both of these games in question will release some time next year and both will be on display at this year's Tokyo Game Show at the end of the month. …but again, these are two different games, although we're a little light on the details as to how different they are. This could prove to be a bit of a development mystery for a little while; why would Square-Enix go out of their way to do this?
Well, whatever the reason, at least some iteration of Nier is headed to both consoles. We'll try to track down more info on this interesting game over the next few weeks.
Related Game(s): Nier RepliCant