PlatinumGames’ PS4 Exclusive NieR: Automata’s New Characters A2 and 9S Detailed with New Artwork
Following the reveal during the NieR Music Concert & Talk Live event at the EX Theater in Roppongi, Tokyo, Square Enix sent a press release detailing the two newly introduced characters of NieR: Automata, alongside some lovely artwork by Akihiko Yoshida.
9S’s official name is YoRHa No. 9 Type S. He has a somewhat childish and kind personality. He’s specialized in research missions. He’s also proficient in intelligence gathering mostly via hacking. He’s actually relatively emotional and friendly for a YoRHa unit. He’s voiced by Natsuki Hanae.
A2’s official name is YoRHa Type A N0. 2. She’s described as a “vortex of hate from the past.” She’s the prototype of the YoRHa series, and is specialized in melee attacks. She was operational before production models 2B and 9S. She doesn’t talk much, and always acted alone. Her voice belongs to Ayaka Suwa.
We already knew 2B, whose official name is YoRHa No. 2 Type B. She’ described as the blade with a quiet will, and she’s a general purpose combat model android. While she’s very proficient in close combat with her sword, she’s also capable of long-range attacks by using her pod. Her eyes aren’t visible because she wears a combat visor. As all members of the YoRHa series, she doesn’t have an actual name, but just a denomination.
While all emotions are banned among YoRHa troops, there are subtle differences between each, and 2B has a relatively calm personality. She is voiced by Yui Ishikawa.
Below you can see the artwork of each android, associated with a picture of his or her voice actor.