Square Enix finally released a large batch of direct feed screenshots in 4K resolution of the upcoming PS4 exclusive action JRPG NieR: Automata.
The screenshots, that you can check out at the bottom of the post, are absolutely beautiful, giving us a taste of what the developer PlatinumGames has in store for us.
We also get some official info, reproduced 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…
Finally, we get a comment from Producer Yosuke Saito:
“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. To create the ultimate action-RPG, it dawned on me that a collaboration between PlatinumGames and SQUARE ENIX would be a dream come true.”
And indeed, it looks like a dream come true to me, but without further ado, I leave you with the assets. If you’re wondering why screenshots for a PS4 game are in such high resolution, it’s simply because they’re intended for print, which normally require a higher pixel count.