Yoko Taro Is Working On a Completely New Game, and Yes It’ll Be Weird

Yoko Taro, the creator of Nier, has confirmed he is the creative director of a brand-new Square Enix game.

During a video presentation live stream for the upcoming Nier Replican ver. 1.22474487139, the director revealed that he has started on his next project at Square Enix. He is currently the creative director of Nier Reincarnation, a Nier mobile game.

As reported by Gematsu, Taro says his next game is an indie, digital-only title that is “difficult to explain,” and a “somewhat unusual game,” that is mysterious and he has “no idea how to explain or sell.”

So basically a Yoko Taro game.

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Taro is likely being humble as Nier Automata has sold 5.5 million units worldwide since its 2017 launch. A hugely successful figure for a relatively unknown spinoff of the Drakengard series.

While Taro has maintained he will work on any project as long as he’s being paid, the director has kept a relatively low profile since Nier Automata. He has served as creative director on the mobile game SINoAlice, as well as scenario writer on the Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Nier raid cycle.

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While Taro hasn’t explained if this is a new series or related to Nier, Taro’s next project definitely has our interest. Meanwhile, the Nier remake/update is set to be released this week and you can check out our final preview here.

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Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.

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