NieR: Automata combat, soundtrack and screens are perfect Platinum

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If you’ve ever played Bayonetta, or any other Platinum Games title, you’ll know that their combat is without comparison. It’s all about smooth melee combos and explosive finishers that combine for a slick and fast-paced experience. The original NieR was excellent, but certainly lacked any of those adjectives when describing its combat. This means that Square Enix’s partnership with Platinum Games might just be exactly what the NieR sequel needed, as evidenced in this debut gameplay trailer.

Here it is, the first gameplay for NieR: Automata that we’ve seen, and it’s filled with all the flourishes and epic music that you could hope for:

Fans of NieR might be wondering where this aligns with the original story. We don’t know much as yet, but we were teased with this bit of insight:

The world/universe is still linked between the two NIER games though so if you have played the original, you will no doubt recognise some of the locations and characters who may or may not be returning. The locations in particular will look different as they’re now more like ruins after the alien invasion but there will also be areas where you get the sense of a very advanced civilisation.
Most of the story is still shrouded in mystery though so there’s more to look out for and discover further down the line.

In NieR: Automata, invaders from another world have attacked without warning use machines as weapons. Unable to stop the assault, humans take refuge on the moon where they develop android soldiers to fight the invading machines. Players take on the role of YoRHa No. 2, Model B called “2B”, an all-purpose battle android. With hints dropped between this trailer and the E3 reveal, it appears that the game could be tackling some themes reminiscent of Ghost in the Shell.

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NieR: Automata is scheduled to come exclusively to PS4 in 2016, and I seriously can’t wait. Just check out all these sexy screens.

Last Updated: October 30, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Awww yiss! NieR!!!

  • Hammersteyn

    I’d sell a NieR for this

    • Ir0nseraph

      XD well the 2016 line up just keeps impressing more and more, so you might just need to in the end 🙂

  • Trevor Matrix

    Wait! Stop the Presses! A game that got me excited? YAAAAYYYY!!!!

  • (Umar) Must be Cipher
    • Trevor Matrix

      Dude… is this old ballie getting a blowjob on his deathbed? It sure looks like it.

      • (Umar) Must be Cipher

        That’s an incredible reaction if he is getting one though.

    • Sageville

      “When you are trying to fart, but are unsure of the ‘Outcome'”…..

  • Going to dust off ye olde PS3 and give the previous NieR a spin to get hyped to buy a PS4 xD

    • (Umar) Must be Cipher

      GET HYPED, SON! Not sure if I can do Nier again, them feels are strong.

      • Every time I give up on the idea to buy a PS4, stuff like this happens 😛

        • (Umar) Must be Cipher

          The JRPG list for PS4 is incredible for 2016
          FF XV
          Persona 5
          Digimon
          Exist Archive
          Star Ocean 5
          Nier
          World of Final Fantasy
          Dragon Quest Builders
          Setsuna
          I’m SO hype for Setsuna though…

  • Brady miaau

    Nier with great combat, sort of like Batman type speed? Sounds great to me, cause the combat of Nier irritated me so much, I did not finish the game.

  • Avi

    Are we going to be playing as Yonah ?

  • Nikola

    Never played NieR before but this looks really good, I am so keen on a Japanese type games haven’t played on in a looong time!

  • Sageville

    Color me intrigued…

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