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The Ending E (Kaine Route) Story Walkthrough
The Ending E (Kaine) story route can only be accessed after unlocking Ending D during your previous playthrough. After starting a new game, advance through the main story until you reach The Aerie. Defeat Hook to access the Ending E story route when you meet Kaine.
|Areas||The Aerie, Northern Plains, Forest of Myth, Memory Server|
|Enemies||Shades, machines, Kaine clones|
|Bosses||Administrators, Kalil, Gretel, Hook (Memory Server)|
|Medicinal Herb x3||From the guard at the Northern Plains after you rescue him.|
|Kaine’s Sword (One-handed Sword)||Obtained at Kaine’s shack after unlocking Ending E.|
|“A Parting Greeting” (secret audio)||Available under Settings after unlocking Ending E.|
The Aerie (Kaine’s Shack)
|1||Watch the cutscene. Afterwards, you will gain control of Kaine.|
|2||You can interact with Emil’s staff at the right if you want.|
|3||Head to the Northern Plains.|
|1||Head east past the wooden bridge and save the guard being attacked by shades to get medicinal herb x3.|
|2||Be sure to unlock the Daredevil trophy during this section of the game afterwards.|
|3||Travel to the Forest of Myth.|
Forest of Myth
|1||Check the corpses along the path and head to the marked destination east.|
|2||Defeat the enemies in front of the entrance to the memory server and watch the cutscene.|
|3||Afterwards, enter the memory server.|
|1||Follow the straight path inside the memory server. When you reach a large room, defeat the enemies there. Afterwards, continue heading for the marked destination.|
|2||Destroy the boxes in the room before the large door to get some items.|
|3||Enter the door and prepare to battle the Administrators.|
|4||Continue following the path to the marked destination and watch the cutscene.|
|5||Battle the Kaine clones. Afterwards, another cutscene will play.|
|6||Defeat the Kaine clones until Emil destroys the barrier.|
|7||Follow the path to the marked destination again.|
|9||Destroy the attack gauge on the white cube in the large room for a cutscene.|
|10||Head to the platform ahead and defeat the shades that appear. Destroy the black cube afterwards.|
|11||Defeat Kalil. Afterwards, attack P-33 and destroy the black cube again.|
|12||Defeat Gretel and watch the cutscene.|
|13||Prepare to battle Hook. Whittle down his HP until he uses his tail laser on the battlefield (you cannot do anything at this point). A cutscene will play after you die and reach a scripted black screen. Read through the text that appear afterwards.|
|14||Prepare to battle Hook again.|
|15||After defeating Hook, choose “Yes” to restore Nier (this will also restore your previous save file that was deleted when you chose to unlock Ending D). Selecting “No” ends in a game over.|
|16||Watch Ending E.|
|17||After watching Ending E, return to Kaine’s shack to get Kaine’s Sword.|
Playing as Kaine
Kaine does not have access to magic when you gain control of her at the start of the Ending E story route. A good way to deal with enemies instead is to use her rushing sword attack and dodge. This grants you very good mobility while being able to throw out attacks, making it hard for enemies to hit you.
Be sure to unlock the Daredevil achievement as this is the only time you can do so in the game.
Dodge or run to the side to avoid the Administrators forward charge attack and get in a few hits before it recovers. Watch out for its left and right legs stomps that release shockwaves and electricity around it. Jump over the attack or run away and you should avoid taking damage. When striking from behind, be ready to dodge away when it throws out its 180-degree swipe attack.
Hook (Memory Server)
The final boss of the Ending E story route is fought in two phases. The first ends with a scripted Game Over, allowing you to read information detailing Kaine’s backstory. The second phase of the fight proceeds normally and lets you defeat Hook in the Memory Server to unlock Ending E.
You can read our in-depth guide on how to defeat the final boss of the Ending E story route from the link below.
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Main Story Part 1 (Act I) Walkthroughs
|Prologue||The Village||Lost Shrine|
|The Aerie||The Seafront||The Junk Heap|
|The Aerie (Revisit)||Facade||The Barren Temple|
|The Forest of Myth||The Haunted Manor||The Village (Epilogue 1)|
Main Story Part 2 (Act II) Walkthroughs
Extra Content Walkthroughs
|The World of Recycled Vessel (15 Nightmares)||Mermaid Episode Part 1: Seafront||Mermaid Episode Part 2: Wrecked Ship|
|Ending E Walkthrough||-||-|