Sony Presents NieR: Automata Boss Fight Gameplay; YoRHa 2B Costume for Gravity Rush 2 Announced

Check out a boss battle of NieR: Automata, and rejoice at the coming of 2B's dress as a Gravity Rush 2 costume, while Sega reveals its own NieR: Automata Costumes for Phantasy Star Online 2.

on February 23, 2017 5:30 AM

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment released a video from the NieR: Automata PlayStation Festival event held behind closed doors in Tokyo on Februay 13th, and it comes with some interesting elements.

First of all, we get to see a boss fight from the game, and you can find it at the 01:44 mark of the first video below. The game is played live by Designer Takahisa Taura, commented by Director Yoko Taro and Producer Yosuke Saito.

On top of that, there is news that will delight Gravity Rush 2 fans. As I predicted when I first wrote about the event, the presence of Director Keiichiro Toyama wasn’t just a courtesy call. During the event it was announced that Gravity Rush 2‘s Kat will receive YoRHa 2B’s dress as a DLC costume.

Unfortunately, the costume was not showcased (the picture above is fanart by Twitter user Koyorin, that we covered a while ago), and no details were given on when the costume will be delivered, so we’ll have to wait until Sony announces more details.

Gravity Rush 2 won’t be the only game that will get costumes from NieR: Automata, as Sega revealed those that will be launched in Phantasy Star Online 2 (alongside quite a few additional goodies). You can see them in the second video below at the 23:40 mark, and they will hit the Japanese servers of the game on March 10th.

Gravity Rush 2 is available exclusively for PS4, while NieR: Automata was released today in Japan (including English voices and subtitles), and will launch in North America on March 7th, and in Europe on March 10th. A PC version on Steam has also been scheduled for this year, but no specific launch window has been announced for that version just yet.

Phantasy Star Online 2 has been available for a while in Japan for PS4, PC and PS Vita, but Sega completely forgot its promise to bring it west.


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