AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. - April 26, 2022 - KRAFTON, Inc. and SQUARE ENIX® today announced that the beloved characters from the NieR Series are on their way to NEW STATE MOBILE as part of the popular mobile battle royale game’s latest update. From April 29 through May 19, players can now feel the essence of NieR Series in NEW STATE MOBILE, with a themed reward event and collection of new in-game items.
See below for a rundown of the themed content from NEW STATE MOBILE’s collaboration with NieR Series that players can expect to experience:
- Dress Like NieR Series Characters: The collaboration includes costumes of NieR:Automata's signature characters 2B and 9S, and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…'s Protagonist and Kaine for players to try and obtain. Additional items such as an emote, armor, weapon and vehicle skins and more will also be available. All items can be retrieved from the NieR Series-themed crates through May 19.
- NieR Series In-Game Event: An in-game reward event will be available throughout the collaboration. Players who complete the themed missions will be able to obtain a NieR Series profile icon, profile frame and frame effect, which can be used to customize their profiles.
“Merging the well-realized and engaging post-apocalyptic worlds of the NieR Series into NEW STATE MOBILE immediately felt like an organic way to engage fans of all games,” said Executive Producer of NEW STATE MOBILE, Minkyu Park. “Many of us here at KRAFTON and PUBG Studios are huge fans of the NieR Series, so when presented with the opportunity to collaborate we were immediately excited. We hope fans of both series enjoy the unique experiences offered through this partnership!”
“I never thought I would see cosplay of NieR Series characters in the world of NEW STATE MOBILE,” said NieR:Automata producer Yosuke Saito. “I’m very excited to see this collaboration come together and bridge the worlds of NieR:Automata and NEW STATE MOBILE.”
NieR:Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms. Following the game’s initial release in 2017, NieR:Automata has had more than 6 million copies shipped or downloaded worldwide and has received critical acclaim across the globe for its deep, captivating storyline and fantastic blend of action-packed and high-speed battles.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is a modern re-telling of NieR Replicant, a third-person action-RPG which originally released in Japan in 2010, and is the highly anticipated prequel to NieR:Automata™, the post-apocalyptic action-RPG that has shipped/downloaded over 6 million copies worldwide. Players are invited to experience a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother’s captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease - a quest which will in turn make them question everything. Developed in collaboration with Toylogic, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… brings together an all-star team including acclaimed director YOKO TARO (Drakengard® / NieR:Automata), composer Keiichi Okabe (TEKKEN / Drakengard / NieR:Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST® X / NieR:Automata). NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... was released for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and PC (Steam®) on April 23, 2021
More information on NEW STATE MOBILE is available at newstate.pubg.com and on official social media channels: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook,. Further assets and press releases are available on the official NEW STATE MOBILE press room. For more information on Square Enix and the NieR Series, please visit https://www.square-enix.com/.
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About KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds and 5minlab, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, NEW STATE MOBILE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit https://krafton.com/en/.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 163 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 83 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 84 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.