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NieR: Automata Gets a Release Date and Trailer, Characters Introduced

NieR Automata - Pre-TGS 2016 Trailer screenshot

During pre-TGS 2016 PlayStation Press Conference livestream, Square Enix showed a new trailer for NieR: Automata, as well as the Japanese release date of the game. The company announced that the game will release in Japan on February 23, 2017 for PlayStation 4. However, there has been no words so far regarding the western release nor the PC version of the game.

Take a look at the new trailer below.

In addition, Square Enix revealed the characters of NieR: Automata in the latest issue of Famitsu, including Emil from the previous NieR title. The characters are as follows. (Thanks, Siliconera)

  • Emil (CV: Mai Kadowaki): A character who traveled with Nier in the previous game. While he has high magical power deep inside him, a large part of his memories have gone missing after many years have passed.
  • Pod 042 & Pod 153 (CV: Hiroki Yasumoto, Kaoru Akiyama): Accompanying support units of YoRHa. They provide support with long-ranged attacks and mobility.
  • Adam (CV: Daisuke Namikawa): A silver-haired young man whose identity is shrouded in mystery. He has a coolheaded temperament, but can take merciless actions for the sake of the objective.
  • Eve (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki): Adam’s twin younger brother. He’s more simpleminded, and doesn’t really put much deep thought into things.
  • Devola & Popola (CV: Ryoko Shiraishi): An old model android who can be found at the Resistance camp. They feel a sense of debt from the time they and several old-type androids from the time went reckless. They act as support for 2B and 9S.
  • Pascal (CV: Aoi Yuki): In spite of being a Living Machine, Pascal is a pacifist. He’s highly intelligent, and has an interest in the history of humans and Living Machines.
  • YoRHa Commander (CV: Chiaki Kano) The calm and composed general of a military base in orbit called “Bunker,” who commands all YoRHa units. She has a connection to the YoRHa prototype that is A2.
  • Operator 60 & Operator 210 (CV: Keico Isoi, Meari Hatsumi): Communication operators of Bunker, who provide the YoRHa with information analysis and messages from the commander. They’re said to have different personalities for each individual.

NieR: Automata is due out on February 23, 2017 for PlayStation 4 in Japan, while the western release date and the PC version are still remain unknown. Also, be sure to check out all Tokyo Game Show 2016-related news coverage by clicking here.


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