Considering how long the Nier franchise sat dormant, this year's Nier: Automata was a pleasent surprise for many — both in terms of quality and how well it sold. Apparently Square Enix and Bandai Namco are happy with how the game performed too, as it looks like they're gearing up to work on another Nier game in the not too distant future.
The job listing, for a Scenario Staffer, lists that the hired employee would be responsible for the following:
- Plots for sub-quests, etc. as well as scenario framing.
- Design instructions such as NPC design specifications to be used in-game.
- Creating text for item descriptions, etc. to appear in-game.
The job listing also included statements from Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito, which don't say much about the project but give an interesting sense of what the company atmosphere might be like. Thanks to Gematsu for the translation.
Hello. NieR series director Yoko Taro 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.
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 a hard to get in, but please apply if you’re interested. Thank you.
As a huge fan of Nier: Automata, I'm certainly not complaining at the idea of getting another similarly produced title. Any extra Nier in the world is a good thing in my book.