New NieR: Automata Trailer and Game Details

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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Square Enix has released a new trailer for Nier: Automata. The Platinum Games developed action game is coming together very nicely displaying large robot like enemies getting cut to shreds by Automata‘s protagonist.

Enjoy the new trailer:

Square Enix has also taken to the PlayStation blog to give fans an update on the story.

Earth has suddenly been invaded by beings from another planet and mechanical life forms with overwhelming power were used as weapons of war which forced mankind to flee to the moon. In order to take back the earth, a resistance force of android warriors has been created by humanity to fight these invaders.

The world that you see in Nier: Automata is one where androids and mechanized weapons clash in ferocious combat in a barren and deserted wasteland. It’s set after the original game but the story is written in a way which means you don’t have to have played the first one.

The world/universe is still linked between the two Nier games though so if you have played the original, you will no doubt recognize some of the locations and characters who may or may not be returning. The locations in particular will look different as they’re now more like ruins after the alien invasion but there will also be areas where you get the sense of a very advanced civilization.

Most of the story is still shrouded in mystery though so there’s more to look out for and discover further down the line.

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They also bring up the main character saying “She’s not actually female” adding that she isn’t human. They also give her a name, or rather, a serial number 2B. She is an android that is not supposed to display emotion which makes her come off as “cold”.

Fans will be happy to know that Creative Director Yoko Taro and Producer Yosuke Saito are returning to the Nier world for this project. Are you excited for the upcoming NieR: Automata coming to PlayStation 4?




  • Wolfe

    The combat looks wonderful. But I still haven’t seen any roleplaying elements yet, and that’s largely why I show up for action RPGs (barring Souls titles).

    • Dragonzeanse

      I noticed that, too. There may be different weapon types to equip, but I’m just guessing. It looked fun, but I was also hoping for a demonstration of the RPG.

  • Cameron Ward

    Glad to see this get a sequel. probably one of the biggest surprises from E3 since the first game didn’t do well. I liked it, but it did have a lot of flaws due to budget limitations. Happy to see publishers know that Platinum Games is getting work