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Here’s the NieR: Automata trailer.

I love everything about this trailer.

Brb gonna go flip my shit.

Want some more NieR Automata scans?

Of course you do.

This time around they’re from Dengeki PlayStation, and while there’s nothing new here, there’s some info I missed in the other piece, so here we go.

Humanity fled to the moon after creating the Yorha unit to do battle against the otherwordly invaders entering Earth. Meanwhile, the various robots you see in these scans are some kind of life form, sent in by the beings from space. They are capable of repairing themselves and even creating more. While their true fighting force is unknown, they’re strong enough that humanity abandoned Earth.

Oh hey, it’s NieR Automata, the sequel to the amazing NieR. Oh hey, it looks goddamn incredible.

NieR Automata takes place on an Earth that’s been ravaged by war and all sorts of not great stuff. It depicts a war between the humans’ android/robot attack unit, Yorha, and some strange mechanical lifeforms. The main character is named Yorha No.2 Type B, and wields a katana and great sword.

Androids in the Yorha squad don’t actually have names, and so they’re referred to by their number. Because she wears special battle goggles, her eyes are rarely ever visible. It’s against the rules for them to have emotions, but each model does have its own individual ticks and traits. For example, 2B is much more calm than her counterparts. 

There’s also a new support system called Pod, which seems to work a whole lot like your book buddy did in the first game. 

The screenshots also show off strange robot enemies, which the magazine notes are very NieR-like in that something about them is oddly cute. There are many different variants of these machines, some of them with longer limbs than others, some that can fly, some that can merge with others, etc.

Guys, I’m so excited for NieR Automata. Fuck.

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From an interview in this week’s Famitsu, we have a handful of new details on the brand new Nier game that surfaces at Square Enix’s E3 conference. I translated the interview bits below.

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Famitsu: Does this take place in the same world/universe as Nier?

Yoko Taro: It takes place in the same world as Nier, but in the future. If players start with this game, they should have no problems following the story. In fact, those who come into this expecting it to be a direct sequel might find themselves a bit lost.

Famitsu: Will characters from the last game appear?

Yoko Taro: Not everyone is going to pop up, but yes, some characters will be appearing. They won’t be in central roles though.

Famitsu: What’s going on with the CERO* rating?

Yoko Taro: We had made Nier with the intent of getting a B or C, but we ended up with a D. We’re developing this new game in the hopes of getting an A, but…

  • There will be a New Game + of some kind. It’ll be different from the last game.
  • Drakengard’s Weapon Story system is set to be in the game.
  • The development is currently 10% done.

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*Cero is Japan’s rating system, similar to the ESRB.