E3 2016: NieR Automata Releases Early 2017

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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With all the exposure FFXV is getting, it’s nice to see some news on another one of Square Enix’s promising looking RPGs, Nier Automata. In a press release given to us this morning, it was confirmed that the release of this cult hit sequel is not that far off with an early 2017 window. And a spiffy new trailer was released for E3 that you can watch above. NieR Automata tells the story of androids from the moon (the YoRHa squad) fending off an army of machine lifeforms that were sent by alien invaders too lazy to do the work themselves. You’ll play as the too cool for school 2B and use her sword and long distance support known as ‘Pod’ to save all of humanity. The entire press release can be read below.


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NIER: AUTOMATA’S DYSTOPIAN FUTURE
ARRIVES EARLY 2017

New Teaser Trailer Showcases the War-Torn World of Androids 2B, 9S and A2

LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2016) – NieR: Automata™, the SQUARE ENIX® and PlatinumGames developed, action-RPG title, will be available to fans in early 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. The highly anticipated follow up to the 2010 cult-classic NIER®, NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the mechanoid-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as “machine lifeforms.”

2B is the main playable character and is an all-purpose battle android deployed as a member of the automated infantry squad, YoRHa. She is equipped with a sword for close quarters combat and the “Pod” support system for ranged battle. Her eyes are obscured beneath her standard-issue military visor, which she rarely removes. 2B is cool, calm, and collected.

The NieR: Automata E3 trailer is available at: https://youtu.be/3V13gdh-WhM.

Additional NieR: Automata assets are available on the press site at: press.na.square-enix.com.

Story of NieR: Automata
Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.

The humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.

In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world…

Related Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NieRGame
Official Page: http://nier-automata.com/

NieR: Automata is currently in development for the PlayStation®4 system and is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
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About PlatinumGames Inc.
PlatinumGames Inc. is an independent entertainment developer based in Osaka, Japan, dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for a variety of hardware platforms. Loaded with some of the gaming industry’s most talented creators, PlatinumGames seeks to break the mold of a sequel driven industry by creating innovative, original IP that exceed users’ expectations. For more information, please visit:  www.platinumgames.com.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics®, and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 115 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 68 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 45 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at  http://na.square-enix.com/

About Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a writer/playwright/video game journalist whose work has appeared on websites such as NextGen Player, Video Game Geek and DriveinTales. His poem Ritual won the 2015 Broadside Contest organized by the Bear Review. While he grew up playing titles such as Final Fantasy VI and Super Double Dragon, he doesn’t really have a preference for genre these days except for Country; that’s a game genre right? Leif’s attention has been more focused on the burgeoning communities of niche Japanese titles, eSports and speedruns. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and makes a living as a copywriter.




  • Mr0303

    Platinum should really take their time with this one. Their last couple of releases have been less than stellar.