NieR gets ready to breach and clear
The NieR series has crossed over into the worlds of PUBG, Soulcalibur, and Final Fantasy XIV. And now, NieR also joins the cameo ranks of Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege.
Ubisoft revealed today that a NieR cosmetic bundle is making its way into Rainbow Six Siege, arriving on November 21. The bundle isn’t the only one on the way, either. A stinger at the end teases more to come, with 2B’s boots and this tagline: “A YoRHa soldier is approaching… Glory to mankind!”
Looks like we’ll learn more on November 21, when Ubisoft reveals the entirety of its next season, Operation Solar Raid. There, according to Ubisoft, we’ll get more “NieR goodness” for Siege.
NieR and dear to our heart
The bundle shown off today is for Maverick, an Attack operator with a blowtorch. The set looks like it includes a cosmetic skin based off the brother Nier’s appearance, rather than Papa Nier. I do like the design of the guns, as it’s reminiscent of the black-and-gold aesthetic of the Shades. Grimoire Weiss is included in the bundle too, seemingly as a weapon charm.
As I mentioned before, this is hardly the first NieR crossover. Both the original NieR and NieR: Automata have crossed over into other games. In some cases, like Final Fantasy XIV‘s raid series, they even contain some additional details for fans.
I doubt Rainbow Six Siege will hold any deep lore tidbits, but I can’t rule it out. It’s a goofy and enjoyable crossover though, and one that made me fondly reminisce on series director Yoko Taro’s response in our latest interview with him.