Platinum games has a lot of games in development right now, one of which is the Square Enix title NieR Automata. The game is set in the same universe as the original NieR from 2010, which was actually a spinoff of the Drakengard series. Automata is set in the middle of a war between machines created by foreign invaders and the remnants of humanity, casting you into the role of combat android 2B, her companion 9S and another obsolete android named A2.
The game’s E3 trailer starts things off with a shot of a giant creepy robot on a stage, before treating us to some gorgeous views and intense combat. The action in NieR Automata looks like it has Platinum Game’s trademark intensity. Take a look at the trailer down below, and here’s a quick description of the game from the official website.
“The distant future. Earth has suddenly been invaded by extraterrestrial life forms, armed with weapons known as “bio-machines.”
Facing imminent destruction, mankind had no choice but to flee the Earth and take refuge on the moon. In an attempt to reclaim their planet, humanity formed a resistance army of android soldiers. To break through this deadlock and reclaim their homeworld, humanity sends the “YoRHa” – an infantry unit of state-of-the-art androids – into battle. An arduous battle between androids and bio-machines unfolds on an uninhabited, barren planet. And who knows what forgotten truths are revealed in war…”
NieR Automata will be releasing sometime in 2017 for the PlayStation 4. Did you play the original NieR? Are you excited that Platinum is working on the new title? Let us know down in the comments.