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NieR: Automata Steam PC Release Announced; Launches Early 2017


Square Enix and developer Platinum Games have announced that their upcoming RPG NieR: Automata will release on both PS4, and PC early 2017.

Prior to the announcement, the RPG was only confirmed for Sony’s PS4. Automata is the highly anticipated follow-up to NieR from 2010, which released on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Check out the freshly released screens for NieR: Automata down below.

Story of NieR: Automata
Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.

The humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.

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…

The game was officially announced as a PS4 exclusive during last year’s E3. A gameplay trailer was released by Square Enix some months later.

NIER struck a chord with many passionate gamers.  It was something so special that we felt compelled to heed the fans’ call for a follow-up,” said director Yoko Taro. “To create the ultimate action-RPG, it dawned on me that a collaboration between PlatinumGames and SQUARE ENIX would be a dream come true.”