NieR: Automata to be released on Steam and PS4 Early 2017
SQUARE has also posted an official synopsis of NieR: Automata’s story:
“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…”
Players will play as 2B, a battle android. 2B is a member of an infantry squad, YoRHa, equipped with a sword and the “Pod” support system. The game will tell the story of 2B and two other androids, 9S and A2, as they try to save a dystopian world overrun by weapons called machine lifeforms.
NieR: Automata was announced at E3 in 2015 and will feature such talent as Yosuke Saito, known for his work on Dragon Quest X, as the producer, character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignated, Inc., and TEKKEN composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. The game has not been rated yet, but judging by its predecessor’s rating, it will likely be rated M as well.