NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro's Video Has Thanks for D.I.C.E. Award, Apology for Not Being There

NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro and Producer Yosuke Saito appear in a video to thank and apologize for the D.I.C.E. Award as best RPG.

Today Square Enix released a new video featuring NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro, and Producer Yosuke Saito.

The video intends to thank the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences for the D.I.C.E. Award given to the game as Best RPG of 2017.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Yokyo Taro video without an hilarious part, which has roots in the ceremony itself. When the award for NieR: Automata was announced, no one from Square Enix was present to receive it, causing a small awkward moment.

As the video message explains, Square Enix simply did not expect to receive the award, so the video ends with Takano-san from marketing prostrating himself to apologize while wearing a spare Yoko Taro Mask.

To be fair, with how most Japanese games are treated at these mainstream awards, I can’t really blame them for not expecting it.

You can check out the video below. We recently learned that the game passed 2.5 million units summing up sales and shipments.

If you are unfamiliar with the game, you can also read our reviewNieR: Automata is currently available worldwide for PS4 and PC via Steam.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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