Viz Localizing NieR: Automata: Short Story Long Novella For 2019

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At Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Viz Media has announced their upcoming localization of the latest NieR: Automata anthology novel, NieR: Automata: Short Story Long, for spring 2019. The follow-up to Long Story Short, this promises further stories as the novella “The Flame of Prometheus,” the short story “A Much Too Silent Sea,” and the further adventures of A2, Emil and the rest of the NieR: Automata cast.

NieR: Automata – Short Story Long and Long Story Short were both released in Japan in 2017, following on the release of the critically-acclaimed action game on PlayStation 4. The first book was penned by Jun Eishima (Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero – Promise), while the follow-up is co-written by NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro and Jun Eishima.

Viz has already announced the localization of NieR: Automata: Long Story Short for the west, launching in October 2018. Short Story Long has no target release month yet. The game that inspired these trans-media books is available across PS4, PC, and on Xbox One in digital-only form.

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