NieR Automata got a new trailer during E3, along with a release slate for “Early 2017.”
This is an action RPG from Square Enix, being developed by Platinum Games (developers of Vanquish, Bayonetta). The game is third-person and mixes RPG elements with hack-and-slash combat and bullet hell projectiles. Lots of robots, great scenery, and an awesome-looking female playable character.
This is a sequel and I’ve not played the original (hunting it down now), but I’m pretty excited! Platinum makes some great games.
Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon.
The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back their planet. To break the deadlock, the Resistance deploys a new unit of android infantry: YoRHa .
In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on.
A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world…