Square Enix have released new information regarding the new Nier game, entitled Nier: Automata, including a trailer and screenshots.
In a press release the games producer, Yosuke Saito discussed the impact the original 2010 RPG had on people and why he felt a sequel was necessary. “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”.
When the game was unveiled at E3 earlier this year it was also announced that Platinum Games would be handling its development. “To create the ultimate action-RPG, it dawned on me that a collaboration between Platinum Games and Square Enix would be a dream come true”said Saito.
Some more details on the games story have been posted to the PlayStation blog .
“Earth has suddenly been invaded by beings from another planet and mechanical life forms with overwhelming power were used as weapons of war which forced mankind to flee to the moon. In order to take back the earth, a resistance force of android warriors has been created by humanity to fight these invaders”.
“The world that you see in Nier: Automata is one where androids and mechanised weapons clash in ferocious combat in a barren and deserted wasteland. It’s set after the original game but the story is written in a way which means you don’t have to have played the first one.”
Despite Platinum’s heavy involvement with the title some original members of the initial team have worked on the sequel. Some of these people include the creative director, Yoko Taro, character designer, Akihiko Yoshida and composer Keiichi Okabe.
The game currently has no specific release date but it’s believed to be coming sometime in 2016 for PS4.
Those wanting to see the trailer can view it below.