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PGW: NieR Automata trailer

PGW: NieR Automata trailer

Here is the first gameplay trailer of NieR: Automata along with some screenshots. Get also more details about the protagonist 2B and the story from this action-RPG inside. The PS4 exclusive title will launch in 2016.
Update: Added artworks and a slightly better version of the trailer.



SQUARE ENIX REVEALS NIER: AUTOMATA
First Action-Packed Gameplay Footage Showcases Joint Project with PlatinumGames


LOS ANGELES (Oct. 29, 2015) – SQUARE ENIX® today unveiled the full name for the upcoming action-packed addition to the NIER series as NieR: Automata™.

During a stage presentation at Paris Games Week, producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST® X / NIER®) and director YOKO TARO (Drakengard® / NIER) provided audience members a first-look at the title’s gameplay, which features PlatinumGames’s signature action-oriented combat.

“NIER struck a chord with many passionate gamers. It was something so special that we felt compelled to heed the fans’ call for a follow-up,” said Saito. “To create the ultimate action-RPG, it dawned on me that a collaboration between PlatinumGames and SQUARE ENIX would be a dream come true.”

Accompanying the new trailer were a selection of screenshots and artwork that provides a glimpse of the visually diverse world of NieR: AUTOMATA. The title’s protagonist, “2B,” was designed by Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, artist for FINAL FANTASY® XIV and the BRAVELY DEFAULT® series.

About YoRHa No. 2, Model B, “2B”
2B 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 can attack from range using the “Pod” support system. Her eyes are obscured beneath her standard-issue military visor, which she rarely removes.

Members of the YoRHa squad forgo names and are referred to only by their code numbers. Though the regulations forbid them from expressing emotions, each model has its own distinguishing personality, and 2B is comparatively cool, calm, and collected.

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...

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Commented on 2015-10-29 15:09:17
In MUH veins.
Commented on 2015-10-29 15:15:17
Not bad. This looks like some Mokujin land. :-)
Commented on 2015-10-29 15:37:55
Way better than the first one, combat-wise and of course graphic-wise
Commented on 2015-10-29 15:43:47 In reply to yippee123
Posted by yippee123
Way better than the first one, combat-wise and of course graphic-wise
Yep. I seriously want this game RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Commented on 2015-10-29 16:10:38
Whats the deal with the floating weapons on her back? looks like a bug/glitch than style decision.
Commented on 2015-10-29 16:10:45
I like the main character design. And GIRL+SWORD combination is always working for me. :-D
Commented on 2015-10-29 16:11:47 In reply to Sath
It would brake the back of that tiny girl....so she has to have these anti-gravitation mumbo jumbo. *explained* :-)
Commented on 2015-10-29 16:14:15 In reply to Zat
Posted by Zat
It would brake the back of that tiny girl....so she has to have these anti-gravitation mumbo jumbo. *explained* :-)
Yet she gets hit over and over and over again, she gets up and continues to attack like it was nothing.
Sorry cant buy that, it looks silly to me.
Commented on 2015-10-29 16:15:22 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Yet she gets hit over and over and over again, she gets up and continues to attack like it was nothing.
Sorry cant buy that, it looks silly to me.
My Lord. You really hate Platinum don't you?
Commented on 2015-10-29 16:22:20 In reply to Tiz
Here he goes.lol
Commented on 2015-10-29 16:40:15
The combat looks delicious. I'm sold!
Commented on 2015-10-29 16:45:57 In reply to Tiz
Posted by Tiz
My Lord. You really hate Platinum don't you?
They make good combat mechanics. lol
Commented on 2015-10-29 17:54:27
This makes Scalebound look really bad and bland. Platinum really does have their moments.
Commented on 2015-10-29 21:29:44 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Yet she gets hit over and over and over again, she gets up and continues to attack like it was nothing.
Sorry cant buy that, it looks silly to me.
Clearly this is supposed to be a realistic hack&slash action game about a *female android* battling against the machines that has taken over the Earth. /s

Also, regarding your comment about "floating weapons". This is not something that is exclusive to this game. There are other games with "floating weapons" on the back and its generally employed as a means to reduce clipping issues.

EDIT: Also, if you look at the screenshots you can tell that the weapons on her back are bounded by a translucent circular "thing", which I would assume would be related to her android background.
Commented on 2015-10-29 21:30:47 In reply to HvDreamer
Posted by HvDreamer
Clearly this is supposed to be a realistic hack&slash action game about a *female android* battling against the machines that has taken over the Earth. /s

Also, regarding your comment about "floating weapons". This is not something that is exclusive to this game. There are other games with "floating weapons" on the back and its generally employed as a means to reduce clipping issues.
Except this one has a big "floating" away from the body, those ones are still very close to their backs.

But in this case, the game, if you look on top of the weapons there is some sort of a magic ring type around each weapon and she is also blind, so i am assuming there is a reason for its magic "floating" look and not just lazy design bug or something.
Commented on 2015-10-29 21:39:27 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Except this one has a big "floating" away from the body, those ones are still very close to their backs.

But in this case, the game, if you look on top of the weapons there is some sort of a magic ring type around each weapon and she is also blind, so i am assuming there is a reason for its magic "floating" look and not just lazy design bug or something.
It's very likely related to the fact that she is an android.
Commented on 2015-10-29 21:45:31
tiny girls with slender frame swinging swords twice their size. Of all outrageous things, that always gets me in J-games.

As a fan of Platumum's games, i'm hoping for the best. But i'm not really keen on the setting here.
Commented on 2015-10-29 21:48:08
Well i do not expect Platinum haters to buy this, no matter how good it is ;p And wow, this looks wayyy better than what i expected. My dusty ps4 is ready.

I'm still surprised new NieR is a thing - i liked the first one, even though the world was bland and combat not good at all, but thought it did not sold enough for a sequel. And yeah, it is on the right hands ;)
Commented on 2015-10-29 22:26:48
The first game was Interesting, sadly i never got around to completing it though. :(

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_nier_automata-30...
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_nier_automata-30...

Visually It looks much better over the original, but seriously those ground textures, the price of 60 fps i guess. Awkwardly though, Bayonetta 2 has better character detail with hair and textures.

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_nier_automata-30...
http://www.gamersyde.com/pop_images_nier_automata-...
VS
http://blogs-images.forbes.com/insertcoin/files/20...

they should fix that.

I also wouldn't compare This gameplay to Scalebound, visually they're targeting different performances. this game is more like MGR and Bayonetta. On top of that in Scalebound you will have a dragon on the field, for which you can fly and explore maps with as well. most likely we'll see the evolution to the pre-alpha footage that was shown this year.
Commented on 2015-10-29 23:10:30
The combat does look wicked, a lot better then the other game they're working on. But if they've turned the semi-open world RPG shenanigans of the first nier into another bayonetta/DMC clone i'll be pissed. at least since they have an established theme and art style they can't fuck it up and make some jarring mish mash of awfulness (looking at you scalebound)
Commented on 2015-10-29 23:27:35
Since the humans will clearly be the main antagonists in this story, I predict two options for the plot twist: (1) Either the humans have created the robots in the first place, or (2) the robots are the actual humans (inhabited by human consciousnesses) and the fake ones are some kind of (proto-)cyborg or homunculus created by them.
The heroine's dilemma: Whom will she fight for? How does one constitute life and humanity - and what is its worth? Alas, in the end we are all... AUTOMATA.
Commented on 2015-10-30 00:11:45 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Whats the deal with the floating weapons on her back? looks like a bug/glitch than style decision.
I can not see this anymore. It looks so silly...
Commented on 2015-10-30 00:57:53 In reply to Zat
If this game is about who i think it's about, she's a shemale.
Under "sex" she's considered a Hermaphrodite in NieR RepliCant.
http://nier.wikia.com/wiki/Kain%C3%A9
Posted by quecksilber
I can not see this anymore. It looks so silly...
....just wait till you see her third sword. :)
Commented on 2015-10-30 01:09:21 In reply to quecksilber
Posted by quecksilber
I can not see this anymore. It looks so silly...
Carrying swords is so last gen, just ask this guy...

http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/705/7057...
Commented on 2015-10-30 01:18:07 In reply to GunsnSwords
Posted by GunsnSwords
The first game was Interesting, sadly i never got around to completing it though. :(

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_nier_automata-30...
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_nier_automata-30...

Visually It looks much better over the original, but seriously those ground textures, the price of 60 fps i guess. Awkwardly though, Bayonetta 2 has better character detail with hair and textures.

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_nier_automata-30...
http://www.gamersyde.com/pop_images_nier_automata-...
VS
http://blogs-images.forbes.com/insertcoin/files/20...

they should fix that.

I also wouldn't compare This gameplay to Scalebound, visually they're targeting different performances. this game is more like MGR and Bayonetta. On top of that in Scalebound you will have a dragon on the field, for which you can fly and explore maps with as well. most likely we'll see the evolution to the pre-alpha footage that was shown this year.
In motion the textures in general seem pretty good. I don't really agree with the Bayonetta comparsion...Her design isn't as intricate as Bayonettas, but the visuals are clearly better. More polys, better shading...All those things are evident.
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