Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu came with a large batch of new screenshots and information on NieR: Automata, mostly focused on the battle system.
First of all, we learn about heavy and quick attacks. Quick attacks are done with the square button, heavy attacks with triangle, and of course they can be chained in combos.
You can select weapons and weapon sets of up to two, and switch between them dynamically during a combo using the directional buttons on the controller.
Dodge is set on R2, and pressing the button lets you avoid an enemy attack at any time. You can also avoiding by dashing by pressing R2 and a direction on the stick. It’s even possible to avoid in a circular motion. On top of that, if you correctly time the dodge, the character’s body will be engulfed by a light effect creating an invincibility frame and opening for a special counter attack.
For those who aren’t good with action games, the title comes with an “auto mode” (activated with L2), that performs dodges and attacks automatically. As long as you keep moving and you’re strong enough, you’ll win the battle. It’s possible to use auto mode only when the difficulty is set on easy. Auto Mode can be canceled at any time.
You can use the pod to shoot enemies at a distance with the R1 button, and you can lock on target wit L2, but in that case bullet dispersion will be higher. Pods can be upgraded at the maintenance shop, increasing performance stats like attack power by consuming materials and currency.
You can check the gallery below. Funnily, B2’s skirt seems to move around a lot, so expect quite a few panty shots. Keep in mind that they’re magazine scans, so the quality isn’t equal to direct feed screenshots.