Tower Records Japan is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the NieR series by revealing new merchandise items. Ranging from coaster mats to bags, the store chain will start selling the items from April 20, 2021. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Most of the merchandise, such as bags, pouches, and mask straps, will simply have the words “NieR 10th Anniversary Tower Records” emblazoned on them. The plates and keychains will feature the anniversary logo with Emil’s mask.
The main highlight in this collection is the set of coaster mats that feature NieR Replicant characters. The 9 cm (~3.5 inches) wide vinyl-inspired mats will feature 12 different characters from the first NieR game. While one can purchase up to 12 of them at once, the items will be handed out in randomly sealed packages, so there is a chance to receive duplicates of the same character.
These NieR anniversary merchandise items will be available to purchase at Japan’s physical Tower Records stores, as well as Tower Records Online. The web store also supports international shipping with the WorldShipping service. Being a music-related store, Tower Records Japan also accepts pre-orders of the NieR Replicant and NieR Re[in]carnation soundtracks that will be released on April 21, 2021.
The original NieR Replicant was released for PlayStation 3 exclusively in Japan on April 22, 2010. The rest of the world instead received NieR Gestalt, which featured an older protagonist, on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Square Enix will release Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139… for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 23, 2021. The company also published an April Fools video that depicted the upcoming title as a slow-life farming and fishing game.