Today we now know a lot more about what to expect from the upcoming NieR title as Square Enix has released some new details regarding the storyline, a first look at how fast paced the gameplay will be now that the title is being developed by Platinum Games, and the real name of the game which is now being called NieR: Automata.
NieR: Automata takes place in a world where the human race has been driven from earth and has taken refuge on the moon and only through the development of android soldiers can they fight against the machines that drove them from their homeworld. The female character players will be controlling is named YoRHa 2B and you can read all the details about both the storyline as well as 2B below.
About YoRHa No. 2, Model B, “2B”
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.
Story of NieR: Automata
Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.
The humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.
In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world…