During a stage event at Taipei Game Show in Taiwan hosted by Sony Interactive Entertainment, NieR: Automata Producer Yosuke Saito introduced a nice batch of brand new footage of the game.
The video introduced by Producer Yosuke Saito and YoRHa 2B’s Voice Actress Yui Ishikawa, showcases among other things a brand new area that we glimpsed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Named “Ruined Amusement Park,” it’s exactly what it says on the tin.
The park used to be a place of entertainment for humans before it was abandoned. While the visitors are long gone, the facility is still mysteriously in operation.
The second area showcased is a ruined department store, covered by overgrown foliage that has long reclaimed the derelict walls of the building that used to be a shopping hub.
Following, we see a tall radio tower, that the player can climb, getting a good look of the abandoned city from above.
Interestingly, the ruined amusement park and the department store were easily reachable from the Resistance camp via the sewers, that appear to be a convenient way to travel underground.
You can check out the video below, and if you want to see more, you can enjoy more recent gameplay showcasing questing and customization, and my playthrough on PS4 Pro of the demo released in December. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can find the North American version here, and the European version here, for roughly 4.4 gigabytes of download. Both version include dual audio, Japanese and English, and a whole lot of fun.
NieR: Automata will release in Japan for PS4 on February 23rd, in North America on March 7th, and in Europe on March 10th. A PC version on Steam has also been announced for this year, but no release window has been disclosed for that one just yet.
Update: a second video which is basically the “sequel” of this one has been showcased at a following stage event, and you can watch it here.