NieR: Automata

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First Action-Packed Gameplay Footage Showcases

Joint Project with PlatinumGames


LOS ANGELES (Oct. 29, 2015) – SQUARE ENIX® today unveiled the full name for the upcoming action-packed addition to the NIER series as NieR: AUTOMATA™.

During a stage presentation at Paris Games Week, producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST® X / NIER) and director YOKO TARO (Drakengard® / NIER) provided audience members a first-look at the title’s gameplay, which features PlatinumGames’s signature action-oriented combat.

“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”

Accompanying the new trailer were a selection of screenshots and artwork that provides a glimpse of the visually diverse world of NieR: AUTOMATA. The title’s protagonist, “2b,” was designed by Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, artist for FINAL FANTASY® XIV and the BRAVELY DEFAULT series.


The new gameplay trailer is available at the main game page!

NieR: AUTOMATA is currently in development exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

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