SQUARE ENIX today unveiled the full name for the upcoming action-packed addition to the NIER series as NieR: Automata as well the introduction of the new NIER title, SQUARE ENIX also released some key artwork for the game.
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.