Replicant NieR is more than just a remastered version of the cult action-RPG. The 2022 release also includes new content – including a huge new ending sequence, complete with cutscenes. There are even a few new weapons you can acquire. These weapons are quite rare, and there are not many of them. Three of the four are needed to unlock the new Ending E content, while the last is a special weapon you can get after completing everything the game has to offer.
Most of the new weapons are attached to a special mode called the recycled ship world. This was originally released as DLC, but is now included in Replicant NieR. You can access this DLC content from your home after completing the game once. They're essentially challenge arenas, where you fight through enemies - and there are new types of shadows to encounter. There's also new music and outfits to unlock! Here's a quick list of how to unlock the DLC-exclusive weapons and how to get the all-new post-game weapon.
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New Weapon Locations Guide
To unlock the new content and get an exclusive 2022 remaster ending, you need to find three of these weapons that were previously not needed. The fourth weapon is a special bonus you can earn after getting End.
Special / new weapons
To unlock Fool's Accord / Fool's Lament / Fool's Embrace, you need to access the recycled ship world. This area becomes available after completing Ending A. Find the access in your village house.
- Fool's Embrace (One-Handed Weapon): Complete Gate 1 of the Recycled Ship World.
- Fool's Lament (Two-Handed Weapon): Complete Gate 2 of the Recycled Ship world.
- Fool's Agreement (Lance): Complete Gate 3 of the Recycled Ship World.
- Kaine's Sword (One-Handed Weapon): Complete the E ending, then return to Kaine's tent in a later game. You will find his sword here.