NieR will be returning for a periodic stint at the Square Enix Cafe in both Akihabara and the newly opened location in Osaka! The period of this collaboration will be from January 27 until March 2. Reservations open at 10am on January 17, so be sure to get your reservations in quickly! [ Click here to make a reservation. ]
The cafe in Akihabara will feature decorations and other goodies from NieR Replicant / Gestalt, whereas the Osaka location will feature NieR:Automata.
▲ A look at the SQEX Cafe in Akihabara.
▲ The SQEX Cafe in Osaka featuring NieR:Automata.
※ Please note that the above images of the cafe designs featuring NieR and NieR:Automata are mere templates for how the cafes will look. They are not actual photographs of the cafes as they look right now.
This time, there will be trading coasters available exclusively at either the Tokyo or Osaka location.
▲ Random coasters available at the Akihabara cafe in Tokyo.
▲ Random coasters available at the Umeda cafe in Osaka.
Earlier today, CyberConnect2 released an announcement for the Winter Campaign 2018. There’s all sorts of awesome new and old merch that will be available for a limited time, so be sure to check it all out!!
☆The campaign will be running through Friday, December 29 until Monday, January 15.
◾️ Reproduction Gengas (2 types)
『.hack』illustration by Hoshi Itsuki
『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』illustration by Hosokawa Seiichiro
Details: 553×438mm, serial number plate included.
Price: 30,000 yen (roughly $300)
Details: B5 size
Price: 2,000 yen (roughly $20)
Kotobukiya: Akihabara, Nihonbashi, Tachikawa main store, Online Shop
I went early to the first day of the Summer Comic Market (aka comiket / comike) to pick up the new NieR:Automata merchandise! I was worried that it would all be sold out by the time I got there, but it was okay!! I managed to get one of each without a problem! Here’s a look at what was available (and may later be released on the SQEX e-STORE at a later date):
Dengeki PlayStation will host their first NieR:Automata Live Broadcast this Thursday, December 15 at 8:00PM (Japan Standard Time).
More gameplay footage and new info is scheduled to be released. Ishikawa Yui (2B), Hanae Natsuki (9S), Saito Yosuke (SQEX), Nishimura Eijiro (PG), and Tadatsugu (MC) will be on the show.
Fans have suggested that potential areas of discussion may revolve around the upcoming demo and/or Jump Festa this Saturday, December 17th. Remember, the new NieR YoRHa/2B designed hoodie will be available first at the event before it’s brought over to the SQEX e-STORE.
Personally… I won’t be able to watch this live as it’s happening since my company scheduled an “enkai” that night. I’m really sorry about that, but I will get home to report the new goodness as soon as I can! Thanks!!
Apparently, NieR:Automata will be featured at the Jump Festa on December 17 and 18! They will be releasing a new trailer as well as offering this cool hoodie for 4,200 yen at the official SQEX Goods Shop! But be prepared… it’s only available in one size: Large! I don’t really know why they couldn’t offer other sizes, but…. 😛 The hoodie will eventually go to the e-STORE after this event.
Essentially, whatever items that become available in the e-STORE (from noon on April 22) are only valid to those within Japan. SQEX will *not* be conducting any international sales nor shipping internationally. T_T
I’m going to continue to cross my fingers for all the international fans that should these initial goods sell extremely well, SQEX will see how many people love this series that eventually anyone outside of Japan will get the chance to own some of these items!!