Square Enix Ltd., today unveiled further details regarding its upcoming third-person action role-playing game (RPG) NieR: AUTOMATA™, the follow-up to the 2010 cult hit NIER which is in now in development in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc.
During an exclusive stage presentation from the SQUARE ENIX booth at Paris Games Week 2015 earlier today, NieR: Automata producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST® X / NIER) and director YOKO TARO (Drakengard® / NIER) unveiled a brand-new trailer – giving viewers their first look at the action gameplay, and signature action-oriented combat that PlatinumGames Inc., are renowned for.
Talking about the decision to make a follow-up to the cult title, producer Yosuke Saito commented: “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,” said Saito. “To create the ultimate action-RPG, it dawned on me that a collaboration between PlatinumGames and SQUARE ENIX would be a dream come true.”
In addition, a selection of screenshots and artwork were also shown – offering viewers a further glimpse at the rich and beautifully diverse visual experience NieR: Automata has to offer. 2B, an all-new Android character designed by Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY® XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT), was also showcased in further detail, after her first reveal at E3 earlier this year.
NieR: Automata, is currently in development exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. More information regarding the game will be unveiled at a later date.