Square Enix has updated the Japanese official website for NieR: Automata with new screenshots and details about the game’s recently announced characters and two of the game’s key locations: the Bunker and Resistance Camp.
Before anything, if you missed it, catch the game’s newly released Tokyo Game Show 2016 trailer here.
Get the new information below.
- YoRHa No. 2 Model B (voiced by Yui Ishikawa)
- YoRHa No. 9 Model S (voiced by Natsuki Hanae)
- YoRHa Model A No. 2 (voiced by Ayaka Suwa)
- Pod 042 (voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto)
- Pod 153 (voiced by Kaoru Akiyama)
- Commander (voiced by Chiaki Kanou)
- Operator 6O (voiced by Keiko Isobe)
- Operator 21O (voiced by Mary Hatsumi)
- Adam (voiced by Daisuke Namikawa)
- Eve (voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
- Pascal (voiced by Aoi Yuki)
- Devola and Popola (voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi)
- Emil (voiced by Mai Kadowaki)
- ??? (voiced by Joji Nakata)
Pod 042 and Pod 153
Pods are standard issue support units for the automated infantry squad, YoRHa. They’re equipped with various weapons, mainly for long-range attacks. They also provide support on the movement side. They act as a receive for transmissions from headquarters, and can also exchange strategy information with several machines.Pod 042 supports 2B and Pod 153 supports 9S.
Director of the Bunker, a base that floats in the satellite orbit, and the person in charge of commanding all YoRHa units. She conducts herself in a level and calm manner, but seems to care about 2B and 9S. It also seems she has some sort of connection to the YoRHa prototype model A2.
Operator 6O / 21O
Communications operators stationed at the Bunker. They are responsible for sending down orders to the automated infantry squad, YoRHa, and information analysis. Their personalities vary by individual. Operator 6O, who is in charge of 2B, is relatively cheerful. Operator 21O on the other hand, who is in charge of 9S, is calm and composed.
Adam and Eve
A mysterious, highly intelligent young man who wears glasses. He has a calm personality, but will take relentless action if it’s for his goal.
Adam’s twin brother. Compared to Adam, he is simple-minded and doesn’t think too much about things. He loves his brother Adam.
Despite the fact that he is a machine life-form, he is a pacifist who dislikes conflict, and is exploring the road of peace with machine life-forms who have the same aspiration. He is a highly intelligent machine with an interest in the history of humanity and machine life-forms.
Devola and Popola
Devola and Popola are old-style Androids based at the resistance camp. They know of and feel indebted to their model of machines that ran rampant long ago. They’re unsual within the android community, as they’re model able to consume alcohol.
The same Emil from the original NieR. Most of his memory is gone due to the long years that have passed. His position in NieR: Automata is unknown.
The Bunker is the headquarters of the automated infantry squad, YoRHa, which floats in the satellite orbit. From here, the Commander sends down orders to the YoRHa units through Pod transmissions, as well as drops down support materials and weapons.
The Resistance Camp is where the Androids that fell to Earth before the YoRHa squad are based. These Androids have organized their own resistance army and lend their support to 2B and 9S as they share a common cause—“for humanity.” Here, you can buy items, strengthen your Pods, and take on sub-quests.
NieR: Automata will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23. It is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2017 in North America and Europe.
View the screenshots at the gallery