NieR: Automata looks every inch a Platinum Games title in the E3 trailer

By Shabana Arif
14 June 2016 17:00 GMT

Square Enix has released the E3 gameplay trailer with a few nuggets about the story.

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NieR: Automata looks every inch a Platinum Games title in the E3 trailer

Nier: Automata was announced during last year’s E3, and since then we’ve seen some concept art, a smidgen of gameplay, and a handful of screenshots.

Today we were treated to another video courtesy of Square Enix at E3.

The fast-paced combat is typical of Platinum Games, and it all looks very stylish.

The story of Nier: Automata revolves around “androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the mechanoid-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as ‘machine lifeforms.’

“2B is the main playable character and is an all-purpose battle android deployed as a member of the automated infantry squad, YoRHa. She is equipped with a sword for close quarters combat and the “Pod” support system for ranged battle. Her eyes are obscured beneath her standard-issue military visor, which she rarely removes. 2B is cool, calm, and collected.”

Nothing is ever that straight forward in Square Enix games, and as the machines and androids wage war, a “long-forgotten truth” will be unveiled.

Nier: Automata will release in early 2017 for PlayStation 4.

Be sure to check out our E3 2016 hub for all the news, videos, screenshots, interviews and much more, live and direct for this year’s show.

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