Square Enix seems to be experimenting with new storytelling with its newer titles. Nier Automata appears to have a lot in store for players. A recent interview reveals some features to look forward to.
Not much was revealed about the main story of the game. Nier Automata is an action roleplaying game (RPG) developed by Square Enix that is set in a dystopian future. It is actually set in the same universe as Nier, a spin-off of the Drakengard series.
The game is set in the midst of a “war” between machines and the remainder of humanity. Nier Automata follows the adventures of a combat android and her companion. Series creator Taro Yoko, producer Yosuke Saito and composers Keigo Hashi and Keiichi Okabe returned to make the game back in 2014.
Nier Automata: Gameplay, Endings
A Facebook question and answer session on the main Nier game page answered some lingering questions about the title. NeoGAF users were able to capture some of the interesting bits from the interview. It appears Square Enix has a lot in store for the main game itself.
Saito revealed that chances are likely for a re-release and a remastered version of the game. Of course, this is only if the game “sells like hotcakes.” This is a possibility given that he hinted towards extra costumes.
Perhaps the more interesting part of the interview was when Saito confirmed multiple endings. He said they will not be unlocked through the same gameplay. This means it is up to players to discover how they will see other endings of the game. Saito also confirmed the existence of Easter Eggs in the game, but did not elaborate on them.
For curious players, the released Demo is actually a part of the game. However, some parts of it happened before and after the course of the main game. This means the Demo can be an integral part of the story, at least for background purposes. Regardless, the game has about 55 to 60 hours of gameplay, which may be enough to establish a good story.
New Content, Features
On how he could sum up the game in a sentence, Taro stated, “It’s the one that is not Final Fantasy.” However, he did say that the development in the game is similar to classic Square Enix RPGs. He even said he had “no idea” if this is the last Nier game, meaning there could still be sequels along the way.
Takahisa Taura, a designer from Platinum Games, was not able to give any news about the PC port of the game. However, he did say they are working on it. A Switch Port is possible, provided they have the funds to do so.
Players can watch out for the game’s release on March 7, 2017 in North America. The game will first launch for the PlayStation 4 and will eventually have a release for the PC.