Square Enix is preparing to ship its new action RPG NIER in about two weeks (April 27), and judging by this new launch trailer for the title, NIER’s world and characters make about as much sense as any Japanese RPG these days. That said, the Square Enix fan base that loves Final Fantasy will no doubt be quite interested. And as part of a marketing tie-in, Square partnered recently with DC Comics imprint Wildstorm to create a custom comic series that will “explore the rich and mysterious back story” of the game. John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, commented, “NIER is a game that paints a sophisticated and graphic picture of the despair resulting from an apocalyptic plague and the triumph of a father’s will to protect his most prized possession, his daughter.”

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