Square Enix Books will publish a manga adaptation of the SINoALICE mobile game, directed by creator Nier Yoko Taro.
Square Enix Books has announced that it will publish a manga adaptation of director Nier Yoko Taro’s SINoALICE mobile game.
Square Enix Books is the print publishing division of Square Enix, the game company that has developed and published most of Yoko Taro’s games, including the hit classic Drakengard, the critically acclaimed Nier Automata, and the critically acclaimed Nier Automata. Nier Replicant remake version ver.1.22474487139 … . The company confirmed on Twitter that it will localize and release the SINoALICE manga in North America on February 8, 2022. In addition to acknowledging Yoko Taro, the manga also features work by writer Takuto Aoki, as well as the painters Himiko and Jino.
New title announcement! The manga adaptation of SINoALICE, the gorgeous and gory mobile RPG directed by Yoko Taro, the mind behind the NieR and Drakengard universes! Coming in Feb 2022! https://t.co/r52fU7sjXs pic.twitter.com/rtdW9ogav3
— Square Enix Manga & Books (@SquareEnixBooks) July 26, 2021
SINoALICE is a mobile RPG released in Japan in 2017 by Square Enix. An international release was originally planned by Korean game publisher Nexon, but was delayed due to localization issues. Developer Pokelabo finally self-published the game worldwide on both iOS and Android devices in 2020. While most of Taro’s games take place in the same sprawling, interconnected continuum, SINoALICE is a standalone work with no connection to the Nier or Drakengard universes. However, characters from the original Nier, such as Kaine and Emil, made guest appearances in the game during a limited-time co-op event held earlier this year.
Square describes the story of SINoALICE as follows:
Everything about Alice — her family, her friends, her life, even the person she loves — is normal, no wonderland to see here. But lately, her dreams have been normal. While sleeping, she finds herself interrogated by two terrifying sailboats, their glassy eyes peering into the darkest corners of her heart.
“What do you wish for?” “What would you like to visit the world for?”
Trying to ignore the dreams, Alice is drawn into their violently twisted universe. When greed and lust begin to destroy the normal reality she knows, Alice is thrust into a dark game of carnage for fairy tale heroines, who will stop at nothing to bring their creator is alive again!
Yoko Taro’s next game, Nier Reincarnation, will be released for mobile devices outside of Japan on July 28. The game features character designs by Nier series designer and Final Fantasy artist Akihiko Yoshida. XIV. While the game is set in the same world as Nier and its sequel, Taro says it’s a standalone story meant to welcome newcomers to the series.