Year: 2010

Publisher: Square Enix

Developer: Cavia

Country: Japan

Genre: Action role-playing

Platform: PS3, PS Vita, XBox 360

Nier game box art

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NieR, a spinoff of Drakengard, is set a millennium after the final series entry and puts players in control of the titular hero in his valiant search for a cure for the Black Scrawl epidemic, which claimed his daughter. Teaming up with Grimoire Weiss, a magical talking book, and two other characters, Kainé and Emil, the games follows his quest for a remedy and his attempts to understand threatening creatures known as Shades.

LGBTQ references in this series



Operator 60 (NieR: Automata)

11B and 16D (NieR: Automata)


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