Nier is an action role-playing video game developed by Cavia and released by Square Enix. Nier was released in 2010 and is actually a spin-off from another famous video game series, Drakengard. The story of Nier revolves around a player taking control of a character tasked with finding a cure for a horrible disease called Black Scrawl. Even though Nier was received with mixed reviews, it has become a cult classic game which in 2017 spawned a sequel Nier: Automata.