Square Enix Hiring “Scenario Staff” For Nier Series


Square Enix has revealed that they are looking for scenario staff who will create “Nier-related products and scenarios“, a prime opportunity for any game designer looking for their big break and possibly indicating that a new entry into the Nier series is on the way.

The job openings are unsurprising considering Nier: Automata has not only been very well received but the developers themselves have admitted that they want to work on a sequel (even though it has not been revealed that a sequel is in the works).

The official page stated that those hired will be responsible for sub-quest plots and scenario framing, design instructions such as NPC design specifications and creating item descriptions and the like.

The Square Enix Business Division 6 recruiting page contains messages from NieR series director Yoko Tarou and producer Yosuke Saito:

Yoko Tarou: Hello. NieR series director Yoko Tarou here. Thanks to everyone’s support, it appears that we will be carrying out various developments in regard to NieR. Nonetheless, there are limits to what lazy Yoko can do on his own. So I told Square Enix producer Yosuke Saito, “I can’t handle ANYMORE,” and now I get to round up a team of people to work with me, so I’m putting out a call for talented individuals.

Some people may be concerned by the thought, “What kind of person is Yoko?” I, too, am truly the same and full of worry in regard to, “What kind of people will come our way…?” However, for the time being, I think it may be good for us fellow uneasy people to talk a bit among each other.


Yosuke Saito: I have consulted with Yoko. What will we do with NieR from here on? This hit was a one-hit wonder, wasn’t it? We’ve hit our peak and there’s no going higher, that must be it. Things like that. But it definitely feels like there are a great many people waiting on the world of NieR. No, I’m sure of it.

That said, Yoko is not God. He’s human. He sometimes cries, and he sometimes gets discouraged. I’d like to take this opportunity to recruit those who could help Yoko and together weave the world of NieR, so we have now begun “NieR-related product scenario staff recruitment.”

It may be hard to get in, but please apply if you’re interested. Thank you.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:18 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, if anything, you have 12 machine wars at the very least. We're still curious as to how machines formed a solution to their problem and ultimately killing themselves by Nier: Automata.

    The machine war is a whole new landscape but then the machines in Automata is simplistic so going back in design may prove difficult.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps they had to simplify the machinery in order to compensate the fact there was multiple wars? Cutting corners, watering down designs, it'd explain why some of the really old stuff looked more complex like those giant bots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think there will officially be stories about the other Machine Wars, much like Project Gestalt and Project Replicant before it.

    The next game would more likely be a sequel with a new set of characters. I don't know how you would do it, but there would be hints in NieR Automata (much like Androids from Drakengard 3)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:03 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The odds of a sequel is small unless you're ubisoft and a director who hasn't done any other games before.

    The odds of a prequel however, is high as evidenced with DG 3 prequelling DG 1. Nier: A isn't so much a sequel of Nier but a new game in and of itself. It merely just plays on the same universe as the first game.

    But then this is Yoko Taro of all people. He'll do something we won't expect.

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    19:32 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:38 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >What kind of person is Yoko?
    >He is not God
    >He sometimes cries

    But then he licks you and everything is better again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:23 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So funny. There was so much hype about this average game, that creators themselves started to believe, they created some kind of godly game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't pull a Mass Effect andromeda, and hire random people to make everything "appeal to a more mainstream audience"

    Then again, japan doesn't bother giving these people any attention.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair. MEA was sabotaged by EA and Bioware. All because Bioware was working on a new title called Anthem. Which is what MEA should have been. Yet EA wanted Bioware to remove resources from MEA. If you look at footage of Anthem. Compare it to MEA. You may realize that MEA should have been Anthem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nevertheless, MEA was shit and doesn't deserve to be called "Mass Effect" - it sullies the name with how much grime it has from money grabbing hands of EA

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice tinfoil-hat conspiracy theory. Post proofs or gtfo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anthem is ultimately not as exciting as ME1 reveal was.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about releasing a patch for PC version that fixes it's issues?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe should fix your PC. As I am not having issues with the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:14 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Maybe should fix your PC"

    Do you have native 4k resolution without any 3rd party mods?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm craving the fix for the Final Credit bullet hell shooter part so I can beat it on very hard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:55 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know times are hard, but why don't you give up already? - USA

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please buy the game. Or we will not help you. - USA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 21/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone didn't buy the game

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