No One Thought this Game Would Ever Happen
NieR: Automata’s announcement was one of the biggest surprises back at Square Enix’s press conference during E3 2015, especially for longtime fans of the original NieR and Yoko Taro’s Drakengard games. Taro’s games never really did well commercially, though they did eventually gain a bit of a cult following. NieR, in particular, was released on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and it was beloved by those who did play it. However, the game flew under the radar for many people because of a lack of marketing, and its bland graphics and combat.
Fast forward to 2015, and all of a sudden, NieR is getting a sequel with Square Enix handling the publishing and action powerhouse Platinum Games sharpening up the combat. A literal dream come true for the fans.