NieR: AUTOMATA – Official Title Revealed
First Gameplay Footage Showcased in All-Action Trailer
LONDON (29th October 2015) – 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.
The brand new gameplay trailer can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/JIkdsvuY-HA
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.
About PlatinumGames, Inc.
PlatinumGames Inc. is an independent entertainment developer based in Osaka, Japan, dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for a variety of hardware platforms. Loaded with some of the gaming industry’s most talented creators, PlatinumGames seeks to break the mould of a sequel driven industry by creating innovative, original IP that exceed users’ expectations. For more information, please visit: www.platinumgames.com .
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 66 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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