Square Enix has announced the mobile game A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest will be running a collaboration event with the Nier series. The collaboration starts May 1, 2021 and will feature a gacha banner along with a fully voiced scenario event. Square Enix also held an hour-long live stream, in which it revealed some of the collaboration-exclusive cards that users can pull during the event.
Titled “A Certain Psuedo-World Game Experience” (とある遊戯の疑似世界), the gacha banner will allow users to roll for event exclusive character cards featuring the cast from A Certain Magical Index dressed as characters from Nier Replicant and Nier Automata. This includes Index dressed as Emil, Oriana Thomson as Kaine, and Othinus as A2. Interestingly, Accelerator, whose voice actor voiced Nier in Nier Replicant, will also be dressed as the character.
You can check out all of the revealed character cards below:
Additionally, users will be able to receive the Emil Index 3-Star assist character through the scenario event, which will run simultaneously. The scenario event itself will be available on the same day as the banner, from May 1, 2021. The story will center around the main characters of A Certain Magical Index joining the beta test of a virtual battle royale Nier game.
The event will provide log-in bonuses as well as boss tickets via quests. Defeating bosses net event points, which can then be used to get characters and other items. The scenario event lasts until May 11, 2021, while event bonuses can be collected until May 14, 2021.
You can also check out the A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest live stream below (The collaboration info starts from 21:58):
The NieR collaboration event will start on May 1, 2021. A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest is immediately available in Japan for iOS and Android devices. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is also immediately available globally for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If you’re interested, you can also check out our review of NieR Replicant.