NieR: Automata Announced For PC In 2017

NieR: Automata Announced For PC And PS4 In 2017 1

NieR, the cult-hit action RPG from 2010, is finally getting a sequel and will be arriving on the PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 sometime in early 2017.

Announced today at Gamescom in Germany, NieR: Automata was relieved to us via video announcement made by the game’s director Yoko Taro, who is sitting at a table wearing the mask of Emil (No. 7), a character from the first game.

NieR: Automata Announced For PC And PS4 In 2017

Below you will find the press release, detailing the story of the game and the fantastic team who will be working on it:

NieR: Automata™, the upcoming action-RPG from SQUARE ENIX® and PlatinumGames Inc, will launch on STEAM® for PC as well as the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in early 2017. The highly anticipated follow up to the 2010 cult-classic NIER®, NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms.

Developed by an all-star team consisting of producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST® X / NIER), director YOKO TARO (Drakengard® / NIER ), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY® XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT®), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. (TEKKEN / Drakengard 3 / NIER ).

NieR is a spin-off of the Drakengard series, which first released back in 2003. In the game, we find ourselves a thousand years into the future of an Earth that was left in a state of ruin and decay. Players assume control of the protagonist Nier, who is trying to find a cure for a disease known as the Black Scrawl, which his daughter is sick with.

The game was designed to appeal to older players and a more Western crowd. It received mixed reviews upon its release, with critics praising the characters, story, and soundtrack, but noting criticism for some elements of gameplay and sub par graphics.