NieR: Automata is a brand new dream project by Square Enix in collaborations with world renowned developer PlatinumGames and many progressive creators including those from the original NIER game, such as YOKO TARO.
Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on... A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.
Developed by an all-star team consisting of producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X / NIER), director YOKO TARO (Drakengard / NIER), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. (TEKKEN / Drakengard 3 / NIER).
Invaders from another world attack without warning - unleashing the machine lifeforms. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad. Highly-acclaimed and award-winning NieR:Automata™ is a fresh take on the action role-playing game (RPG) genre that gracefully blends mesmerising action with a captivating story.
Action-Packed Battles - Players will switch between using melee and ranged attacks in battle against hordes of enemies and challenging bosses across a variety of open field maps. The tight controls and incredibly fluid combat are simple to learn for newcomers while offering plenty of depth for more experienced action gamers. Players can perform high-speed battle actions - combining light and heavy attacks - and switch through an arsenal of weaponry while evading enemies with speed and style.
Beautifully Desolate Open-World - The game seamlessly joins together hauntingly beautiful vistas and locations with no area loading. The environments are rendered in 60fps and contain a wealth of sub-events in addition to the main storyline.
Masterfully Crafted Story and Characters - NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their ferocious battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms.
Elements of an RPG - Players will obtain a variety of weapon types, level up in battle, learn new combat skills, and customize a loadout that caters to their playstyle.
Utilize the Pod Support System to Assist In and Outside of Battle - Pods can attack the enemy in both manual and lock-on modes. They can also assist outside of battle, such as allowing the player to glide through the air. Pods can be enhanced throughout the game, with upgrades including new attack methods and variations.
"Auto Mode" Available for Beginners - Novice players can elect "Auto Mode" for easy attacks and evasions.
The NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition comes packed with DLC and bonus content for the full experience of the award-winning post-apocalyptic action RPG, including:
Play System Pod Skin
Cardboard Pod Skin
Retro Grey Pod Skin
Retro Red Pod Skin
Grimoire Weiss Pod
amazarashi Head Pod Skin
Machine Mask Accessory
PS4 Dynamic Theme
Set of PS4 Avatars
*To enjoy this content you will need to have progressed a certain way into the main story of the game. There are also some scenes during the progression of the main game scenario in which this content cannot be accessed.
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: PlatinumGames Inc.
Platform: PlayStation 4
Release Date: 26/02/2018
Rated: Mature (17+) > Blood > Partial Nudity > Strong Language > Violence