Sequel to PS3 Cult Classic Available in March
Over the weekend, PSX brought with it the news that NieR: Automata, the sequel to PS3 cult classic NieR will be released on March 10th, 2017. Publisher Square Enix enlisted the help of developer PlatinumGames, whose previous experience developing action-heavy titles Vanquish, Metal Gear: Revengeance and the Bayonetta series bodes well for the combat of NieR: Automata. Billed as an Action RPG, Automata tells “the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2, and their ferocious battle to reclaim a post-apocalyptic world abandoned by mankind and overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms.”
Square Enix promise a demo will appear sometime soon on the PSN and have also announced a Day One Edition of the game. Available on launch, it will include six bonus DLC’s and reversible box art.
The original NieR has been sitting on my pile of shame for quite a while now and the involvement of Platinum Games has me even more motivated to finish the original before March 2017.
NieR: Automata is a PlayStation 4 Exclusive.
It was whilst toiling away in the bowels of the now mythical Australian Gamer forums that Stephen’s attempts at writing were recognised by then up-and-coming Matt ‘Hewso’ Hewson as “not terrible”. Since then he has contributed to such sites as The Age’s now defunct Screen Play, the now-long retired Black Panel and currently serves under Editor-in-Chief Hewso for Player2.net.au, at least until the pattern of decline obvious in his previous engagements is picked up on by Hewso and he is exiled from games journalism forever.
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