​Nier: Automata is hack-and-slash the Platinum method

​Nier: Automata is hack-and-slash the Platinum way

A Nier sequel was one of many final issues we anticipated to see at E3 this yr — which is why it was such a shock when Sq. Enix confirmed off a proof-of-idea trailer for an upcoming PS4 sequel. Immediately, the corporate provides us one thing extra substantial: the sport’s full identify (Nier: Automata), a brand new gameplay trailer specializing in Platinum Video games’ fight engine and a little bit of backstory.

Nier: Automata’s first gameplay trailer is every thing you anticipate from Platinum Video games. It is a visible barrage of quick paced, combo-heavy, superbly animated motion. It is a clear mixture of the developer’s properly-recognized fashion with a couple of nods to gameplay from the unique Nier. In response to the PlayStation weblog, Automata is written to be accessible to new gamers — however followers of the unique will discover that a number of the video games ruins look awfully acquainted. The primary character, nevertheless, is compltely new: a chilly, degree headed android merely named “2B.”

Sadly, there’s nonetheless no phrase on when you’ll play the brand new Nier — the trailer ends with a single, obscure line. “Work in progress,” it says. I assume we’ll simply have to attend. Take a look at the complete publish on the PlayStation weblog for extra particulars.

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