We already know that PlatinumGames will be handling the majority of Nier’s sequel, and Square Enix will provide help when needed, but we don’t know what the game will be called.
Well, the latest issue of Famitsu revealed its name, and it’s NieR Automata. The game is set in the distant future on a devastated Earth, which was a result of a battle between Yorha, the humans’ android, and the machines. The magazine also provided a description for Yorha, courtesy of Gematsu, so we can get to know them more.
“Yorha,” the distant future. Earth was invaded by machine life forms and humanity fled to the moon. On a defense base satellite orbiting the planet, Androids have been fighting the invadoers in place of humans.
During the 14th Drop Operation, the new-type android unit “Yorha” troop is attacked unexpectedly and only four remain (No. 2, No. 4, No. 16, and NO. 21).
The machine life forms charge at them, but they are saved by the older androids who survived on Earth, “Resistance.” The members of Yorha and Resistance join forces in a do-or-die battle against the machine life forms…
Nier’s sequel is now called NieR Automata, so all we need to know now is a release date.