Trivia / NieR

  • Acting for Two: Devola and Popola share a voice actress. Jakob and Gideon share a voice actor.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Invoked at least in Japan. The Japan-exclusive Replicant version was done with Japanese voices only while Gestalt, the version to be released to international audiences, was done only in English with Japanese text.
  • Continuity Nod: Several to Drakengard, such as the "Red Dragon" that was transported to their world being Angelus.
  • Dueling Games: Nier was published by Square Enix at roughly the same time as their post-apocalypse epic fantasy, Final Fantasy XIII.
  • Trolling Creator: It's a Cavia game. What do you expect?
  • What Could Have Been: At one point a PlayStation Vita version of the game was in development that would have combined both the Replicant and Gestalt versions into a single game, but was cancelled because Square wanted to focus more development time and effort towards Dragon Quest X.
  • Word of Gay: The creators confirmed that Emil is in love with Nier during interviews. When asked if it might just be platonic, they outright insisted he's gay.
  • Word of God: According to Yoko Taro, the game's story was inspired by the events of 9/11.