If you are reading this in anticipation of playing through the game yourself and don’t know how the function of the endings work, I will tell you to turn around and come back when you think you’re done a playthrough. The ending system is not complex, and you’ll enjoy it more when things show up on the screen for the first time.
Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139… has come out, and it’s an excellent game. There are multiple endings too, so I’ve compiled a little list of how they’ll unlock in as spoiler-free a way as possible. Unlike other titles, this isn’t one where you can be one and done; you’ll want to get as many as possible for the optimal experience. But, they’re not entirely based on your choices. So let’s quickly go over them all.
The first ending you’ll run into is Ending A. This one shows up by naturally playing the game for the first time. There are no choices involved, and the credits will roll as if you’ve completed any other title.
However, you’ll be prompted that you’ve unlocked Ending A, and when you load your save file, you’ll be thrown back into the shorter second half of the game. Make sure not to skip cutscenes you’ve already seen, as many will contain new scenes. Clear the game from here on to obtain Ending B.
Guess what? It’s time to clear it again. This time you’ll need to collect all the different weapons to unlock the really tasty new pieces of content. You can skip cutscenes this time around if you choose to, as the only new additions to the general playthrough are small unskippable sections as well as one addition to a cutscene in ‘The Little Mermaid’ portion of the game.
Once you’ve got all the weapons and cleared the final stretch, some new events will occur before you are presented with a choice.
Ending C or Ending D?
If you choose Ending C, you’ll have to play through the last section again to unlock Ending D. You can make this quicker on yourself by using that final save point, so you only need to play the last stretch.
If you choose Ending D, you will not be able to unlock Ending C for a substantial period of time, but you’ll be on the path to obtaining the new to Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139, Ending E.
To attain Ending E, after you’ve unlocked Ending D, you will need to start a new game. You’ll be able to skip cutscenes freely until you get the fight against the giant shade in the Aerie, where you have Kaine with you. This marks the proper start of the Ending E and the final finale of the game.
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