NieR: Automata ‘Auto Chips’ feature gameplay

If even Easy mode is too difficult for you...

NieR: Automata

4Gamer.net has posted a two-minute gameplay video of NieR: Automata introducing the game’s “Auto Chips.”

Protagonist 2B can set skills in the form of Plug-In Chips. Auto Chips are a set of Plug-In Chips that include:

  • Auto Attack
  • Auto Shoot
  • Auto Evade
  • Auto Program
  • Auto Weapon Switch

As their names imply, equipping these chips will carry out their attached actions automatically. They can be turned on and off during gameplay using the L2 button. According to 4Gamer, these have been prepared for Easy mode, specifically for users who may think, “even Easy mode is difficult.”

Even though the Auto Chips carry out these actions automatically, they don’t simply repeat the same behavior, but rather take the optimum actions based on the situation. So not only do Auto Chips make it easy to move forward, they also make for pleasant viewing.

NieR: Automata will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, in North America on March 7, and in Europe on March 10. The PC version will possibly launch on March 10. A PlayStation 4 demo is available now worldwide.

Watch the footage below.

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