Today Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia announced with a press release that it will host a new PlayStation Festival event on February 13th in Tokyo.
The event will be titled NieR: Automata Special Talk Live, and will involve Producer Yosuke Saito, Diector Taro Yoko and Designer Takahisa Taura. Present as guests will also be Gravity Rush 2 Director Keiichiro Toyama and Sony Interactive Entertainment Promoter Yasuhiro Kitao.
It will be held at the Shinjuku Loft/Plus One in Tokyo from 7 PM to 9:30 PM, with doors opening at 6 PM local time.
Tickets will go on sale at this URL on January 28th, for 2,000 yen or 2,500 yen including a free drink. Those under 20 years of age won’t be admitted. Only 80 tickets will be sold.
The event will include a gameplay presentation with a never-seen-before scene, a developer talk show and a guest talk show.
Incidentally, the announcement warns that the event will include possible spoilers, so those who don’t want to hear any, should probably skip. Also, it will be filmed and the recording will appear at a later time on Sony’s website, so attendees will have to sign a consent form for that.
This means that those who won’t be able to attend will be able to watch at least part of the show online, even if we don’t know when and ho yet.
NieR: Automata will launch 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 scheduled for this year, but no release window has been announced for that one just yet.
Incidentally, but this is just personal speculation, the presence of Toyama-san is interesting. Could this actually become a thing?