Yoko Taro revealed that he is working on two new games, one described as incredibly disturbing for Yosuke Saito and Square Enix.
Yoko Taro announced that he is working on two new games with Square Enix producer Yosuke Saito, as pointed out by the Japanese blog Game̵
V Jump and Famitsu is currently hosting a special talk show stream “Game industry end of the year party 2020” at Niconico. With more developers popping up. Especially Square Enix ‘Yosuke Saito, Yoko Taro, Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada and CyberConnect2’s Hiroshi Matsuyama.
Here is a summary of the discussion about Yoko Taro and his new game.
Based on the 2:23:00 point, Yosuke Saito explained Yoko Taro and him chatting regularly about what he should do next after NieR Automata. Yoko Taro also had an idea he really wanted to make, but on the contrary, Yosuke Saito was really against it. At one point or another, Yoko Taro explained his project to Yosuke Saito for an hour, which is unusually long to present a project, and then they went to drink wine and eat yakiniku together so Yosuke Saito accepted. However, Yosuke Saito regrets it and wishes he could just let Yoko Taro do that game himself. Yoko Taro said the game is very disturbing.
Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro explained that while this happened about a year ago, the project did not progress much. And Yosuke Saito still wishes he could just stop doing it in hell now.
Since they were both just talking about a project instead of a game, they also specified that it was a game project. They are not even sure what kind of genre the game will be. Viewers joked about how it could be an Otome game. Yosuke Saito denied it, but Yoko taro said it could just as well be one.
Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito continue to say that it is another game they are working on. One is something they both wanted to do together. Furthermore, they first discussed the second game “long before” the above.
All about Yoko Taro’s new games.
The power has just finished after four hours and 24 minutes. Only the first two hours were free, and only users of the Niconico premium account can watch the entire stream. We can have a summary up at some point if time allows.
Yosuke Saito mentioned in his Famitsu message at the end of the year that he is working on a new game. This is probably the second game he mentioned on stream.
NieR had its last 10-year anniversary at Christmas, with new details about NieR Reincarnation, and Kidney Replicant ver 1.22. Read our summary of the event here.
NieR Reincarnation is scheduled to launch on February 18 in Japan on iOS and Android. The game was announced in North America and Europe, with no release date yet.
NieR Automata has now sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
It upgraded NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… launched April 22 in Japan and April 24, 2021 worldwide. On Steam, PS4 and Xbox One. You can pre-order it on Amazon to support DualShockers.
Yosuke Saito is also working on The fall of Babylon, an Action game by Square Enix and PlatinumGames.
What Yoko Taro ate on the talk show:
！！ が 強 い ！！ 寒 い ！！ ！！ 弁 う い ！！ pic.twitter.com/7Aq043mcnb
– yokotaro (@yokotaro) December 30, 2020
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