NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…edges closer every single day towards its April 23 release date, and Square Enix is quickly ramping up its marketing. This time we get a first look at the game’s opening cinematic, which is a shot-for-shot version of the original.

The goal is to show the many improvements made to NieR Replicant, namely its graphics, but also a look at the new recorded voice work and music that has been made for the game. It features a lovely montage of gameplay and cutscenes, giving us yet another glorious taste of the game before it drops later this year.

We also got a fresh look at some gameplay earlier this month, focusing heavily on the exploration and combat in the game. The ten minute deep dive showed us that the game is leaning heavily on the original, while also using what made NieR:Automata work so well. If it’s a marriage of the two, then sign us up!

Will you be picking up NieR Replicant in April? Let us know in the comments below.