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NieR Reincarnation April Fools’ Joke Is a Fake Dating Sim

Love can exist in the oddest of places, as you’re sure to find out in the NieR Reincarnation dating sim. For April Fools’, Square Enix and Applibot have released an otome romance game titled Reincarnation!!: Welcome to Enemy Academy. It will link to the player’s NieR Reincarnation game, causing special quests featuring your love interests to appear.

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The game will come out in 12024, and Square Enix will announce a more concrete release window closer to that year. There is also a short trailer for the game, showing off the different kinds of enemies that you can romance. They combine a lot of familiar tropes, such as the assertive teacher, friendly childhood friend, and quiet senior student.

If someone stuck on who to date, in the Reincarnation!!: Welcome to Enemy Academy, you can romance multiple people at once. Of course, you shouldn’t do that in the real world. But in this game, if you try to date multiple partners, you get to see them fight, thus unlocking new scenes.

You can watch the trailer for Reincarnation!!: Welcome to Enemy Academy here:

Now, obviously, this dating sim is just an April Fools’ joke for NieR Reincarnation. The real game does not have a dating sim element at all. NieR Reincarnation is set in the same universe as the NieR and NieR Automata games. It focuses on the troubled narratives of different characters, whose stories have Yoko Taro’s signature dreary tragedy. NieR Reincarnation is available worldwide on mobile devices.

Reincarnation!!: Welcome to Enemy Academy will come out on iOS and Android devices on April 1, 12024.

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Stephanie Liu
Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.