NieR series creator Yoko Taro and Sega are working on a new game, and will announce it formally on Friday. The company uploaded a teaser trailer for the title to its YouTube channel, but an accidental upload of an incorrect version of the video revealed some details that were supposed to be revealed during the event on February 10, 2023. The details include Yoko Taro’s involvement. Those who spotted the erroneous upload before it was taken down reported that the game is likely called 404 Game RE:SET (pronounced “Error Game Reset“). [Thanks Gematsu!]
Here’s the corrected version of the teaser, which hides the game’s title. The formal reveal will be accessible at this link on February 10, 2023 at 8:00 PM Japan Time.
The teaser trailer for the new Sega and Yoko Taro title shows a smartphone falling from the sky towards the pavement. As it falls, the phone’s entire home screen is taken over by Sega logos. Just before the phone hits the ground the screen flashes two messages in Japanese: “Create a bright future,” followed by “—- Sega,” where the hyphens are a pixelated kanji character that resolves into “Kill Sega.” The phone hits the ground and sets off a digitizing wave that consumes the cities of Tokyo, New York, Taipei, and Paris, covering them in Sega logos and signage. Screaming crowds demand Sega, and before long, the entire world is converted to Sega’s signature blue hue. The final shot of the trailer returns to the fallen phone, which flashes the schedule of the reveal, promising that “[We] have something to announce to the people on February 10, 2023 at 8:00 PM Japan time.” The last sentence asserts that “The World Will Change” on February 10th.
The details about the game were to be kept secret if not for the leak of the wrong version of the trailer, which reveals the new Sega x Yoko Taro production to be 404 Game RE:SET. It’s set for release on iOS and Android devices, and a pre-registration campaign will launch alongside the reveal. The campaign promises to deliver “10 gems” to all players upon the game’s eventual launch.