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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.

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


  1. Ottokie

    October 30, 2015 at 08:33

    Awww yiss! NieR!!!


  2. Hammersteyn

    October 30, 2015 at 08:35

    I’d sell a NieR for this


    • Ir0nseraph

      October 30, 2015 at 08:37

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


  3. Trevor Matrix

    October 30, 2015 at 08:40

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


  4. (Umar) Must be Cipher

    October 30, 2015 at 08:41

    • Trevor Matrix

      October 30, 2015 at 08:44

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


      • (Umar) Must be Cipher

        October 30, 2015 at 08:47

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


    • Sageville

      October 30, 2015 at 13:27

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


  5. Ottokie

    October 30, 2015 at 08:46

    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

      October 30, 2015 at 08:46

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


      • Ottokie

        October 30, 2015 at 08:47

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


        • (Umar) Must be Cipher

          October 30, 2015 at 08:53

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


  6. Brady miaau

    October 30, 2015 at 09:03

    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.


  7. Avi

    October 30, 2015 at 09:52

    Are we going to be playing as Yonah ?


  8. Nikola

    October 30, 2015 at 10:11

    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!


  9. Sageville

    October 30, 2015 at 13:29

    Color me intrigued…


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