By now, most of you know there will be two separate versions for the upcoming Square-Enix action/RPG, Nier . There will be one version for the PlayStation 3 and one for the Xbox 360…but perhaps it just doesn't matter as far as gamers outside of Japan are concerned.
According to Andriasang citing the latest issue of Famtisu Xbox 360, Nier Gestalt for the 360 and Nier Replicant for the PS3 are indeed a little different, but it's best to consider Gestalt to be the "international version" of the game. In other words, we're only getting one Nier ; Japan is the only country to have access to both. Executive Producer Yosuke Saito has confirmed as much, and further said that Replicant was originally created as Cavia and was deemed as most suitable for the Japanese market. Now, here's where things get a little confusing: either both versions have the same character who simply appears different in each version, or there are two completely different main characters. There seems to be some confusion about this, as you'll see in that article. But anyway, Saito did say the "game design" of both versions would be the same but due to a mysterious difference in content, you'd need to play both in order to see 100% of the adventure in its entirety. There won't be co-op play, by the way, but downloadable content isn't out of the question.
Well, this clears up a few things. It appears that it won't matter if you only own either the PS3 or 360; Nier will be exactly the same on consoles in this country.
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