- On sale: 3/10/2017
NieR: Automata is an action-role-playing and third-person adventure video game, which has been produced by Square Enix and developed by Platinum Games for PlayStation 4 and PC.
Set in a devastated land, the game will showcase the intense fighting taking place between the human-made Android Yorha units against a series of biomechanical alien beings forcing humanity to leave Earth and flee to the moon. The character design is carried out by the Japanese creative Akihiko Yoshida, known for having regularly participated in the Final Fantasy installments.
It takes place in a fictional future, argumentatively located in the same universe as his previous installment ” Nier “, which in turn is a ” spin-off ” of one of the alternative endings of the first Drakengard.
Our protagonist will be the most advanced of the Yorha: the YoRHa 2B unit, (model 2, version B), with a feminine appearance, cold but with signs of emotions, that will have to recover the home of humans from the hands of these alien invaders. This will utilize a vast arsenal of fast and devastating combos capable of taking down tough final bosses and multiple enemies simultaneously.
Nier Automata presents an open-world stage with exploration elements and platforms and with a great presence of verticality in his stages. However, its strength is the combat system.
Despite retaining certain RPG elements inherited from the first installment, this installment is more focused on delivering fast, direct-acting mechanics and depth in the combos chains. The combat will be mainly through melee weapons although we can also use firearms or long distance, which has made it compared to Bayonetta.
It has also been confirmed that throughout history the player will be able to unlock and control other playable characters.
Also known as Nier 2, NieR New Project.