NieR New Project

The new Square Enix, Platinum-designed action game being released for the PS4 has been given a title, according to Famitsu. Previously having the working title NieR New Project, it has now been given the name Nier Automata. The game will be set in a post-apocalyptic world as a violent conflict exists between mechanical beings and the humans’ android ‘Yorha’.

Famitsu also provides a brief synopsis of Yorha:

Earth was invaded by machine life forms and humanity fled to the moon. On a defense base satellite orbiting the planet, Androids have been fighting the invaders in place of humans.

During the 14th Drop Operation, the new-type android unit “Yorha” troop is attacked unexpectedly and only four remain (No. 2, No. 4, No. 16, and NO. 21).

The machine life forms charge at them, but they are saved by the older androids who survived on Earth, “Resistance.” The members of Yorha and Resistance join forces in a do-or-die battle against the machine life forms…

Staff for the game currently includes the following:

  • Producer: Yosuke Saito
  • Director: Yoko Taro
  • Composer: Keiichi Okabe
  • Character Designer: Akihiko Yoshida
  • Designer: Yakahisa Taura

A release date has not been announced, but more information is expected during Paris Games Week.


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