Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a large spread on NieR: Automata, which will be released in Japan on February 23rd.
The article includes the introduction of quite a few characters from the game’s cast.
First of all, we get Emil, which is the same who appeared in the previous NieR. Most of his memory is lost, and his role in the new game is unknown.
Returning from the first NieR are also Devola and Popol. They are older androids in the resistance camp, and strangely they’re among the rare models with the ability to drink.
The Commander is the one in charge of the Yorha androids, and she gives order from a bunker base orbiting the planet. She is quite calm, and she appears to be a prototype Yorha model herself.
Operator 60 and 210 are stationed in the Yorha androids’ bunker base, and they are in charge of communicating with the androids on the ground. 60 is in charge of 2B, while 2010 takes care of 9S.
Pod 42 and Pod 153 are respecively 2B’s and 9S’ combat pods.
The brothers Adam and Eve are quite mysterious. Adam has a calm personality but hides a cruel streak. Eve is the younger, and has a simplistic personality, not giving things much thought.
Pascal is a mechanical life form, but he’s highly intelligent and dislike conflict.
Last, but not least, we get another look at the resistance camp, including the ability to reinforce weapons and purchase new ones.