News NieR 'Tease' Amounts to Absolutely Nothing
Well, there it is
Update: In hindsight, we really should have just waited a few minutes before posting about the NieR: Automata Fan Festival. The event is now live in Japan, and the NieR 'tease' posted to Twitter by Square Enix director and producer Yosuke Saito was not related to a new project. No, the black card was actually covering a slice of...
News NieR: Automata's Producer Threatened to Leave Square Enix in Order to Get the Game Made
Whatever it takes
NieR: Automata is a unique game, and while its combination of katana combat, philosophical musings on the nature of existence, and scantily-clad androids might not be to every taste, it certainly stands out amidst a sea of service games and multiplayer shooters. Getting the project greenlit couldn't have been easy, especially so...
News NieR: Automata Anime Release Date Revealed, Set to Blow YoRHa Minds in January 2023
Games are silly little things, after all
An anime series based on the excellent NieR: Automata will launch in January, 2023. Titled NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a, the series is being developed by A-1 Studios, an animation house of high repute, responsible for the virtually immaculate Persona 4: Golden adaptation. We got several minutes of footage to mull...
News NieR: Automata's Mysterious Church Ended Up Being the Work of Modders After All
Expectations > Reality
Last week we reported on the fascinating tale of a mysterious church in NieR: Automata that was previously thought to be cut content, an elaborate ARG heralding new content, a stunt to hype the upcoming Switch port of the game, or just an incredibly well-kept secret. Well, as it turns out, the whole thing was the work of...
News NieR: Automata Community Left 'in Shambles' After Discovery of 'Impossible' Door
Mind = Blown
NieR: Automata is, as anyone who has played it can attest, a beautiful and oftentimes bizarre experience. More than five years later, the title continues to blow our minds, as the discovery of what was deemed an impossible door has sent shockwaves throughout the community. The tale begins innocuously enough, with a simple question: How...
Round Up NieR Replicant Reviews Love the Yoko Taro Experience
Worthy re-release hits PS4
NieR Replicant hits PlayStation 4 tomorrow, bringing back the first game's original experience with a fresh coat of paint and new content. Following the success of 2017's NieR: Automata, the re-release is getting a lot more attention this time around as players find out what NieR was like before 2B and 9S. Reviews are now...
News NieR Replicant Shows Off All of Its Added Content, Including 15 Nightmares Dungeon, Outfits, and a New Story
It's NieRly here
NieR Replicant isn't just a barebones remaster. On top of obvious visual upgrades, its combat system has been overhauled to make it more fluid, its dialogue has been rerecorded, and its character models have been reworked. It's all coming together quite nicely, but Square Enix and developer Toylogic haven't stopped there; the...
News Here's 15 Minutes of New NieR Replicant Gameplay
PlayStation Underground has posted a whole 15 minutes of uncut NieR Replicant PS4 gameplay. It shows off an entire dungeon run, complete with a boss battle at the end. If you're wondering how this remaster improves the action-based combat, then this video should give you a good idea. Indeed, battles have a much smoother look to them. A...
News Free NieR Replicant DLC Will Let You Dress Up as 2B and 9S
Cover your eyes
A free DLC pack for upcoming action RPG NieR Replicant has been leaked on the Microsoft Store (as per usual!). Titled '4 YoRHa', the add-on contains four costumes and four weapons from NieR: Automata. More specifically, it includes a 2B costume for Kaine, and a 9S costume for the main character. Sadly, the store page doesn't shed any...
News The Latest NieR Replicant Trailer Comes Packed with Gameplay
Release date draws NieR
The time for another NieR Replicant trailer is now, which means an overload of anime-esque storytelling and gameplay. This remake of the PlayStation 3 original is just under two months away from release now, giving you just enough time to complete a couple more playthroughs of NieR: Automata before you learn of the events t
News NieR Replicant Looks Sharp in 9 Minutes of Uncut PS4 Gameplay
It's getting NieRer
Upcoming remaster NieR Replicant just got nine uncut minutes of 'Barren Temple' gameplay, which showcases some character dialogue, exploration, and combat. The latter has been reworked quite extensively for this re-release, by the way, and it's looking especially sharp in the video. NieR Replicant is still set to launch for PS4...
News Secret NieR Automata Cheat Code Skips the Entire Game
NieR Automata is famous – perhaps, even, infamous – for requiring multiple completions in order to unlock its “true” ending. What if you don’t have time to put in the legwork, though? Well, notorious video game hacktivist Lance McDonald – who’s best known for reverse engineering Bloodborne to make it run at 60...
News NieR Replicant to Debut 'Brand New Look' at The Game Awards
Joins growing list
Here's one more game to add to the growing list of titles scheduled for reveals at The Game Awards 2020 this Thursday. Square Enix's NieR Replicant remake will be in attendance during Geoff Keighley's pre-show to debut a "brand new look" at the game. We assume this will take the shape of some sort of gameplay trailer ahead of its...
News NieR Replicant Gets April 2021 Release Date on PS4, No Mention of PS5
NieR Replicant now has a confirmed release date, both in Japan and here in the West. The action RPG will launch in the US and Europe on the 23rd April 2021 for PS4, while Asia gets it a day earlier. There's been no mention of a PS5 version. For those totally out of the loop, the new NieR Replicant is an enhanced remaster of the old NieR...
News NieR Replicant Aims to Please Fans of Automata with New Combat System
More than a remaster
Are you a big fan of NieR: Automata but never had the chance to go back and play the original game in the series? You're already in luck thanks to the fact that NieR Replicant is getting a PlayStation 4 remaster. However, better yet is that Square Enix plans to overhaul its combat system to appeal to those who enjoyed the...
News NieR Replicant Coming to PS4 with 10 Year Anniversary Revival
Original game getting an upgrade for PS4
Here's a very brief history lesson. 10 years ago, the original NieR came to PlayStation 3 in the West with no subtitle, and no differences between platforms. However, over in Japan, there were two versions of the RPG: NieR Gestalt on Xbox 360, and NieR Replicant on PS3. The West played the former regardless...
News Square Enix to Celebrate NieR's 10th Anniversary with Epic 10 Hour Livestream
The NieR franchise is rapidly approaching its 10th anniversary as we write this article, with the original PlayStation 3 title launching across the world in late April 2010. Square Enix and producer Yoko Taro had already promised that they would celebrate the landmark in some way, and now the twosome have revealed their plans...
News NieR Trademark Suggests a Remaster of the Original Could Be Incoming
Before 2B and 9S, there was NieR. Ever since NieR: Automata truly put the Drakengard franchise on the map, a bit of a cult following has started to develop around its predecessor. It supposedly wasn't that good of a game at the time, garnering a rating of 68 on Metacritic, but we have heard some rather fascinating things about the game...
News NieR's 10th Anniversary Website Sets Tongues Wagging
So NieR, so far
NieR: Automata was one heckuva ride, wasn’t it? The zany Platinum Games developed action RPG really captured the imagination, with its bizarre gameplay twists and stunning audiovisual presentation. There’s always been hope that publisher Square Enix would commission a third title in the series – especially after stronger than...
News NieR: Automata Is Getting a Game of the YoRHa Edition
It's going 2B great
NieR: Automata didn’t really win many Game of the Year awards, but that’s not a requisite for a reprint these days. Gematsu has spotted an ESRB rating for a Game of the YoRHa edition, which will presumably come with all of the character action title’s DLC included on the disc. That title rivals any THQ Nordic pun by the way...
News Yoko Taro on NieR Sequel: 'If Square Enix Wants It, I'll Do It'
But do you want it, too?
NieR Automata has become something of a cult hit on the PlayStation 4. The game performed reasonably at retail, but it didn’t exactly set cash registers alight. Nevertheless, fans absolutely adore the wacky post-apocalyptic open world and its multi-tiered narrative. But what about a sequel? Director Yoko Taro has been...
News NieR: Automata Moves Over 2.5 Million Copies After a Year on the Market
NieR: Automata's been a real success story for everyone involved. The action role-playing game launched just over a year ago on PlayStation 4, and now Square Enix has announced the the release has moved over 2.5 million copies. That includes shipped numbers as well as digital sales. It also takes the PC version into account. Still, it's...
Soapbox NieR: Automata Has the Best Credits Sequence of 2017
Stay till the end
NieR: Automata is bursting with bonkers moments, so it’s only fitting that it should bring out a wrecking ball for its finale. After three full playthroughs of its campaign (each revealing different endings and routes to its finish line) the title decides that enough is enough – and instead of simply breaking the fourth-wall,...
News A NieR: Automata Sequel Is Looking More and More Likely
NieR: Automata has been a surprise hit. Back in September, Square Enix announced that the action role-playing game had shifted over two million copies, so it's clear that the publisher is paying attention. As such, we wouldn't be at all shocked to see a sequel get revealed at some point over the next year or so.
News NieR: Automata Has Shifted Over 2 Million Copies Since Launch in March
A surprise hit
Wow, NieR: Automata has certainly done well for itself. For the longest time, the action role-playing game was looking like it would have to settle for being a hit with a smaller audience, but it's actually managed to sell really, really well. Publisher Square Enix says that the title has exceeded two million copies -- that's...
News You Should Probably Expect More NieR in the Near Future
You could make a case for NieR: Automata being one of the biggest success stories of 2017. Don’t get us wrong, the game always looked good, but its predecessor was a big commercial bomb – and it didn’t fare particularly well critically either. But the tale of 2B and her android pals captured the imagination of gamers and reviewers alike...
News NieR: Automata May Very Well Have Saved Platinum Games
2B's bubble butt cushions company to safety
Platinum Games is no stranger to bombas, with practically every title that it’s developed flopping at some point or other. But you may remember that not too long ago, the studio was put in a difficult position: Xbox One exclusive Scalebound was cancelled, and NieR: Automata didn’t look like it was...
News Kat Cosplays as 2B in Gravity Rush 2 Next Week
Gravity Rush 2's blonde bombshell Kat will be borrowing the threads from fellow blonde bombshell 2B next week as free DLC. The iconic android's outfit will be added to the topsy-turvy title from 5th May in Europe and North America – though it's already out in Japan. You'll be able to choose whether the superheroine wears a...
News NieR: Automata Goes Backless 2nd May on PS4
3C3C1D119440927 officially dated
A quick update on NieR: Automata's first piece of DLC: it'll deploy on 2nd May in North America and Europe, the same day as the content – named 3C3C1D119440927 – is set to release in Japan. The add-on pack includes new colloseums, quests, and costumes – including 2B's rather lovely looking backless dress...
News Fancy a Better Look at 2B's Backless Costume in NieR: Automata?
Oh, you're actually here for the new gameplay?
NieR: Automata's getting new DLC which will add additional Colosseum battles to the game, alongside a fresh batch of threads for each of the title's primary protagonists. These outfits are based upon the origina—oh what the heck, here's 2B's backless dress in all of its glory: The add-on pack –...
News Square Enix's Top Brass Becomes Bad Guy in NieR Automata DLC
Plus, 2B's taking off most of her clothes
NieR Automata is getting new downloadable content which will allow you to take on Square Enix's top brass. The publisher's President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Platinum Games gaffer Kenichi Sato will both appear in new Colosseums scheduled to launch on 2nd May in Japan (and later in the West) as part of the...
News Gravity Rush 2's Free 2B Costume Is NieRly Perfect
YoRHa android now
As promised, Sony has teamed up with Square Enix to add a 2B costume to Kat's wardrobe in Gravity Rush 2 – and the results are great. The mash-up with NieR Automata was announced as part of a commemoration stream in Japan overnight, and you can get a little glimpse of gameplay featuring the new threads
News Square Enix Is Reprinting NieR on the PS3 Due to Popular Demand
NieR has always been a cult classic on the PlayStation 3, but the fairly recent release of NieR Automata has raised its profile significantly. And to acknowledge that, Square Enix is actually re-printing the original and selling it on its web store in Europe. As of now, you'll need to join a waiting list, but the title will eventually...
News Swing Your Sword at NieR: Automata's MoCap Artist
Not like that
NieR: Automata isn't exactly an oil painting, but one of its best assets is its animation. And as has been going nuclear on Reddit over the weekend, here's star Kaori Kawabuchi doing her 2B thang: Hypnotising, right?
News NieR: Automata Shipments and Digital Sales Top 1 Million
NieR: Automata is absolutely the kind of game that's never going to be a mainstream success, but it certainly sounds as though the recently released action role-playing title has done well for itself. Publisher Square Enix has revealed that the game's topped one million across shipments and digital sales - a promising figure. Automata...
Guide 5 NieR: Automata Questions You May Need Answering
Fast travel! Saving! Locked chests! More!
NieR: Automata doesn't care for convention in the slightest. Yoko Taro's madcap action RPG actively does its best to defy expectations, but that means that it can be confusing at times. Because we're lovely folks who just can't resist helping you out, we've put together a list of some of the most commonly...
News Here's Your NieR: Automata Launch Trailer
Are you hyped for NieR: Automata? Of course you are! Even if you're not, this launch trailer should get you in the mood ahead of this week's release. The clip teases several of the set-pieces you can expect to find in 2B's campaign, but there's obviously so much more for you to discover in the final release. And if you're not sure...
News Nintendo Fans Allegedly Force Change to NieR: Automata Troll Item
This is incredible. NieR: Automata is obviously a role-playing game at heart, and one of its minigames involves stopping at areas of water to fish for items using your robotic companion pod. However, while you can catch fish, sometimes you'll have to make do with junk items – one of which was named 'NIN64' in the original version of the...
News Here's 27 Uninterrupted Minutes of NieR: Automata PS4 Gameplay
Take the blindfold off
Whoa, it's March already, which means that NieR: Automata is out on PlayStation 4 very soon indeed. The anticipated action role-playing game has gathered a lot of steam over the last year or so, and if you've been wanting to learn more about what the title entails, from its design and structure to its pacing, then you may find...
News NieR: Automata Has Some Performance Issues on Both PS4 and PS4 Pro
So NieR yet so far
The team over at Digital Foundry are here to potentially spoil the NieR: Automata party with their latest video, which we've embedded above. Based on final code of the upcoming release, the publication has put Platinum Games' action role-playing game through its paces - and the results are actually pretty mixed. Automata targets...
News NieR Automata Lets You Buy Trophies with In-Game Cash
With the game already readily available in Japan, some of NieR Automata's secrets are starting to trickle online. And it seems that the new game is as much a fan of breaking the fourth wall as its predecessor: complete the title three times and it'll allow you just buy any Trophies that you're missing with in-game cash. To be...
News NieR Automata Ain't Hiding 2B's Bubble Butt
Skirting the issue
Remember the hullaballoo revolving around NieR Automata protagonist 2B's botty? Turns out the dev team quite literally doesn't give a fudge. There's an option in the game which enables you to self-destruct, removing the character's skirt and revealing her bubble butt in all of its curvaceous glory. Don't believe us? Watch the...
News Meow! Gravity Rush 2's Kat to Score NieR Automata Costume
Too good 2B true
Ever wished you could kit out Gravity Rush 2 protagonist Kat in a little black number? Of course you have. There's good news, then, as during a NieR Automata stream in Japan overnight, it was announced that 2B's outfit will be added to Sony's topsy-turvy title as downloadable content in the future. No further details were revealed,...
News Play NieR: Automata with English Subtitles This Week
NieR-er than you think
Gagging for NieR: Automata? Of course you are – it's the next must-own PlayStation 4 exclusive after Horizon: Zero Dawn. And it's coming pretty soon: 7th March in North America and 10th March in Europe. But what if we told you there's a way to play it a little bit earlier? Tempting, eh? Well, pull up a pew, because we come...
News Wowza, NieR: Automata Has Some Sweet Looking Weapons
Hacking and slashing, skewering and stabbing - NieR: Automata protagonist 2B certainly knows her way around a few different weapons, doesn't she? On display in the title's newest gameplay trailer, combat in the upcoming action role-playing release still looks stupidly slick as we get our best look yet at the android's impressive armoury...
News NieR: Automata's Pre-Order Trailer Is Probably the Best We've Ever Seen
"Sh*t Square Enix!"
We're going to level with you: writing about pre-order bonuses and collector's editions and all that kind of stuff usually isn't much fun. Thankfully, the PR folks over at Square Enix are clearly looking out for us, because they've gone ahead and decided to release one of the best pre-order trailers we've ever seen - and not just...
News NieR Automata Scores Big on PS4 in Famitsu Magazine
2B or not 2B
Japanese magazine Famitsu is not necessarily the most reliable source for review scores given the various scandals and rumours that have emerged questioning its integrity over the years. That said, it's the only publication to print a score for PlayStation 4 console exclusive [Quieten down, pedants, we know it's coming to the PC –...
News Here's Half an Hour of Slick NieR: Automata Gameplay on PS4
More than a slice
Phwoar, NieR: Automata is looking pretty fast and fluid, isn't it? The PlayStation 4 console exclusive really shines in parts of the gameplay video that we've embedded above, which clocks in at over 29 minutes in length. In it, we get to see android protagonist 2B partake in plenty of combat, general exploration, and side...
News NieR Automata's Just Another PS4 Exclusive You're Going to Have to Buy
The PlayStation 3 had some really good years, but 2017 is shaping up to be vintage for the PlayStation 4. Already the system has played host to more exclusives than we have time to play, but it's only getting better as the months march on. NieR Automata is one such impending title that really looks like a must buy – there's simply not...
News NieR: Automata Dev Reveals Game went Gold a While Ago
It just wasn't announced
As is fashionable these days, developers like to proudly announce the point at which their games are finished and ready to be distributed, so we're used to seeing studios take to social media platforms and exclaim that their projects have gone gold. It's NieR: Automata's turn today, it seems. Posting on Twitter, producer...