Square Enix has shared first details on the abandoned amusement park area in NieR: Automata first introduced at Taipei Game Show 2017, as well as information about another area and other game elements.
Get the details below.
■ Abandoned Amusement Park
A land of dreams once enjoyed by many. While the people have long disappeared, everything is still running. It appears that a community of special machine life-forms is being created in this area, with numerous individuals wearing flashy outfits being spotted.
■ Submerged City
A collapsed metropolis, now mostly at the bottom of the sea as the result of a large-scale battle. There are only a few skyscrapers sticking out of the water’s surface that managed to retain the glory that the city once boasted of.
■ Dedicated Motions for When You’re Unarmed
Being unarmed—without a weapon—is categorized as hand-to-hand fighting, and dedicated motions will be available. When you’re not wielding anything, the speed of your techniques is by far the fastest, but they are limited in power.
■ Wild Animal Mounts
Wild animals inhabit the fields. Giving some wild animals bait will let you ride them, allowing you to use them as a means of movement. Depending on its species, the animal’s properties are somewhat different.
—Ride a deer! You can’t drift, but it has great jumping ability!
—Just like the first game, you can drift while riding a wild boar! Only in NieR can you drift while riding a boar!
You can fish by throwing your pod into a body of water. In addition to fish and fish-type machine life-forms, you can also reel in various other things.
With the jukebox available at the resistance camp, you can listen to songs from the game. With the jukebox, things such as melody alterations, vocals, and chorus presence can be finely arranged. Switch up the arrangement of your favorite music from the game for a nice change of pace.
NieR: Automata will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, in North America on March 7, and in Europe on March 10. A PC release is due out in 2017. A PlayStation 4 demo is available now worldwide.