Why does the Nier: Automata secret church come with references to Replicant?

New movies of the Nier secret church were launched that seem to reference Nier Replicant. The plot thickens!

As we have reported, reddit consumer sadfutago has been posting movies of a secret church space in Nier: Automata that has been up to now unseen because it was once launched 5 years in the past. Even Yoko Taro chimed in.

Now they have posted new, prolonged movies to reddit with extra gameplay of the church space. They display a distinct persona – 9S – struggling with a “black blocky man” the poster is suffering to overcome, in addition to new written discussion in Japanese.

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And so the investigation continues.

Dataminer Lance McDonald, who is been keenly following the tale, famous within the video the participant interacts with a chook bathtub, an asset ported over from Nier Replicant.

He additionally notes that not one of the property utilized in the name of the game church space exist on datamined builds of the sport throughout PC or PS4. So the place did they arrive from?

Streamer and translator Aitai Kimochi has translated the Japanese discussion, claiming it is an instantaneous callback to Nier Replicant’s Shadowlord Castle.

What’s extra, a record present in a hackable treasure chest incorporates a connection with Yonah (a personality from Replicant) and the “black blob” enemy seems to be very similar to the sunglasses from Replicant.

So, why most of these references to Replicant?

A remaster of Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139… was once launched ultimate yr throughout PS4, Xbox One and PC, however now not on Switch. A Switch model of Nier: Automata shall be launched on sixth October this yr. Is this all wild promotion for Automata, or may a unlock of Replicant even be at the method?

Also, why is sadfutago taking part in a model of the sport with Japanese discussion? And maximum of all: who the hell even is sadfutago?

Could it in reality be Yoko Taro himself?

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