SQ Party Level2 NIER NighT - Evening of Madness event to be held on October 28.
The Square Enix published and Cavia-developed RPG NIER may have received average reviews, but the game's soundtrack was still considered a high point by many players. Square Enix has already recognized the popularity of the soundtrack, releasing different arrangements of the game's music. Now the publisher is taking NIER's music on the road, announcing a musical concert in Japan featuring tunes from the action-RPG.
According to the Twitter feed of the game's producer Yosuke Saito (who is currently producing Dragon Quest X), the concert is called the "SQ Party LEVEL 2 NIER Night - Evening of Madness" and will be held on October 28. Featured artists include Go-qualia and World's End Girlfriend, both of whom have performed on the recent NIER Tribute Album. Details on the venue and ticket pricing will be disclosed on the concert's website shortly.
Apart from its soundtrack, NIER was praised for including varied elements from different genres of games, but was criticized for being an unfocused RPG that was less than the sum of its parts. The game's music was also nominated for Best Original Music in GameSpot's Best of 2010 feature.