Square Enix has today revealed some jaw dropping origami figures from the upcoming Nair Replicant remaster characters, featuring both the protagonist and Emil in stunning detail.
Finnish origami artist Juho Könkkölä is the genius mind behind these origami creations, confirming that it took him 210 hours to prepare and fold the figures. He only used one sheet of Wenzhou paper for each origami figure, which did not include any cuts.
“It was a long process, to recreate the characters from Nair Replicant ver.1.22474487139 … but I’m very proud of the last two pieces of art,” said Juho Konkola.
“When the concept was first brought to me, I immediately had a clear vision of how I could bring Emil and the protagonist to life through origami. Due to the intricate dimensional shapes, the protagonist was the most difficult to recreate, But I think the extra detail really adds to the final pieces. I hope I have done the franchise justice and the fans have enjoyed my work. “
The video above featured origami figures in more detail, with Juho Konkola revealing that he used a “wet folding process” to add all the fine details to his choice of clothes and hair. This is an incredible feat, capturing the personality of each character, while also including iconic weapons.
Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139… The remake will not only feature better visuals, but also new music and Japanese voicework. Platinum Game’s Takashi Taura, who acted in Nair’s sequel, reportedly oversees the new format of the war, ensuring that there is more than just aesthetic upgrades here.
The game has been confirmed to launch in the West on April 23 for various platforms including PS4, Xbox One and PC. The PS5 and Xbox Series X have not been confirmed yet, though. Keep an eye on reliable reviews for future updates on the upcoming Nier Replicant remake.