At the 2015 Paris Games Week, publisher Square Enix officially announced NieR: Automata, the sequel to NieR on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and released a gameplay trailer to boot.
is being developed by Platinum Games, the guys behind the critically-acclaimed Bayonetta series
and the upcoming Scalebound, and supposedly combines Platinum’s “signature action-oriented combat” with elements from the original game to give gamers the “ultimate action-RPG.”
You play as 2B, an “all-purpose android” with various combat abilities. Square Enix described the character as follows:
"2B is 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’ support system. Her eyes are obscured beneath her standard-issue military visor, which she rarely removes.
Members of the YoRHa squad forgo names and are referred to only by their code numbers. Though the regulations forbid them from expressing emotions, each model has its own distinguishing personality, and 2B is comparatively cool, calm, and collected."
For NieR: Automata
producer Yosuke Saito, deciding to make the game was a no-brainer. He 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. To create the ultimate action-RPG, it dawned on me that a collaboration between PlatinumGames and SQUARE ENIX would be a dream come true.”
releases sometime in 2016. Whereas the original game as playable on both the Xbox 360 and PS3, it’s exclusive to the PlayStation 4.