LONDON (Apr. 23, 2021) – Today, SQUARE ENIX Ltd. unveiled a digital art gallery that showcases 11 pieces of creative work exclusively designed by international artists to celebrate the launch of NieR Replicant™ ver.1.22474487139… and the 11th anniversary of the NieR franchise. The full list with all participating artists can be found below.
A sample of artworks from the digital gallery can be downloaded here:
Every individual piece in the gallery showcases the unique style of each respective artist and pays tribute to the iconic heroes of the NieR series, beloved by millions of gamers worldwide. The artworks capture the eclectic atmosphere and melancholic themes of NieR in a contemporary style, and will be exhibited in a dedicated section of the official NieR website: http://www.niergame.com/artgallery
This online exhibition has been conducted by SQUARE ENIX in collaboration with the French Paper Gallery, an online gallery dedicated to screen prints and pop culture, music, and street art. The French Paper Art Club works with official licenses and commissions artists from the whole world about major themes of video games, movies, and comics.
Førtifem is the creative communion between Jesse Daubertes & Adrien Havet. Both previously working as graphic designers, they decided to join their skills under a common name. Focusing on illustration, mostly on paper and working with four hands, from this union emerged a style midway between striking tattoo drawings and detailed ancient engravings.
Lorenzo De Felici (Italy)
After some years in the cinema industry, Lorenzo settled in Rome (Italy) and became a full-time comic book artist, working with an American publisher. He is currently working on a project, titled “Oblivion Song”, with Robert Kirkman (author of “The Walking Dead” Series).
El Marques (Spain)
Adria Marquès is an illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona. Most of his work consists of illustrating books, magazines and working for brands. He also designs record artwork, posters & merchandising for bands and music labels. His unique vintage design genre is now a brand in itself.
Guy-Pascal Vallez (France)
Guy-Pascal Vallez (otherwise known as GAX) is a French illustrator and comics artist as well as an RPG enthusiast. Gax has very elaborate and fully rendered narratives in mind when he creates his own worlds, characters and monsters and he’s unique for his colourful watercoloured finish.
Ammo studied applied arts and les Beaux arts in France. He lives and works in Brussels, as an illustrator and poster designer. He draws with small lines, little dots, graphite, inks, and loud music.
Alex Wezta (Russia)
Alex is a Russian artist living in the small town of Arkhangelsk. Well known for his awesome medieval icons and Roman inspired art. He always creates with a particular attention to the structures and architecture of his drawings, making all the scenes organic.
Nicolas Come (France)
Nicolas Côme aka Sinpiggyhead is a tattoo artist and illustrator based in Paris, France. Inspired by manga, dinosaurs, video games, superheroes, genre movies, music, and tattoos, he composes his own alternative universe: dark, but also filled with melancholia and fun. He mainly works in black dots.
Rob Bowyer (UK)
Rob Bowyer (aka MassiveFace) is a UK based artist. He enjoys skulls, dingy cyber punk and fantasy characters. His particular hand drawing style is popular in the fantasy illustration business making him a high-profile modern artist. He is also known for being a hardcore gamer.
Guillaume Singelin (France)
Guillaume is one of the leaders of the new wave of French illustration artists, revisiting the traditional medium of “Bande-dessinée” (comics & graphic novel). Guillaume’s genre is a mix of Japanese manga and US indie illustration. His graphic skills go with an extremely talented way of creating strips.
Nikita Kaun (Russia)
Nikita Kaun is a Russian artist from Saint-Petersburg. His work is almost hypnotic, if only for his surrealism, and his illustrations are like peeking into a dream. He likes mixing black and white textures with minimal pops of colour. His works have previously been exhibited in international galleries.
Francesca Pusceddu (Scotland)
Francesca is a Spanish artist living in Glasgow, Scotland. As an illustrator, she is driven by traditional forms of illustration applied to contemporary themes. She uses a multi-technical approach for the realization of illustrations, as for example hand-made drawings implemented by the utilization of digital software.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will launch for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and PC (Steam®) on April 23, 2021. The game is PEGI 18. Complete details on all editions of the game and pre-order bonuses are available at: http://www.niergame.com.
Press assets are available on the press site at: press.uk.square-enix.com
Digital Art Gallery website: www.niergame.com/artshow
Official NieR Series Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NieRGame
Official NieR Series Twitter: @NieRGame
Official Page: www.niergame.com
About NieR Replicant™ ver.1.22474487139…
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is a modern re-telling of NieR Replicant, a third-person action-RPG which originally released in Japan in 2010, and is the highly anticipated prequel to NieR:Automata™, the post-apocalyptic action-RPG that has shipped/downloaded over 5 million copies worldwide. Players are invited to experience a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother’s captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease - a quest which will in turn make them question everything. Developed in collaboration with Toylogic, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… brings together an all-star team including acclaimed director YOKO TARO (Drakengard® / NieR:Automata), composer Keiichi Okabe (TEKKEN / Drakengard / NieR:Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST® X / NieR:Automata). NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... will release for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and PC (Steam®) on April 23, 2021.
About Square Enix Ltd
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 161 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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