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NieR: Automata’s Characters Get New Story and Background Info

NieR: Automata, PlayStation, Sony, E3 2016, exclusive

Learn more about the emotionless robots.

We don’t know that much about the androids in NieR: Automata, only that they’ve been sent to reclaim Earth from the machines. However, the game’s official website has been updated, and it offers up some new details and background information on 2B, 9S, and A2.

2B


A blade…with a quiet volition.

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” tactical support system.

Members of YoRHa forgo names and are referred to only by their codes.

Though regulations forbid them from expressing emotions, each model has its own distinguishing personality, and 2B is comparatively cool, calm, and collected.

9S

A soul… and an ephemeral kindness.

Though he has the ability to attack, this YoRHa android specializes in research missions and excels in collecting information, mainly by hacking.

Within YoRHa, 9S is comparatively varied in his emotional expressions and has a kind personality.

A2

A vortex…of the past and hatred.

The Type A is a YoRHa prototype model that is no longer in use. She specializes in close-range attacks.

She was operated on a trial basis in the process of developing official models such as 2B and 9S.

Personality-wise, she has little to say and always acts independently.

NieR: Automata is set to be released for the PS4 on March 7.

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