The Nier Automata release date has finally been revealed at this year’s TGS event, finally giving fans of the RPG an inkling of when they can expect to return to the post-apocalyptic world that the games take place in. Nier Automata will be releasing on February 23 of 2017, according to the game’s official Twitter.
Nier Automata is the sequel to the action-RPG Nier, a semi-sequel to the first Drakengard game. Both of the games were developed by the developer Cavia, and told dark and disturbing stories dealing with terrible monsters and humanity’s inner darkness. However, Nier Automata will be developed by a different studio; in this case Platinum Games, known for such games as Bayonetta and its sequel, Wonderful 101, and Metal Gear Rising Revengeance.
The Nier Automata release date will ensure that the game will have a wide variety of competition when the game comes out. February 14 will be including a pair of other games: Ubisoft’s highly-anticipated title For Honor, and Atlus’s latest entry in the Persona series that might be Automata’s biggest competition.
Nier Automata focuses around a trio of androids thousands of years after the events of the first Nier. As they and others of their kind fight a war against monsters, the androids will be fighting through the ruins of the old world.
Knowing Platinum the game will involve awesome combat and great music, though the first Nier had the music portion covered with a wide variety of orchestral and choral music. We’ve also seen a number of different gameplay videos for the game, so we’ll hopefully be getting more of Platinum’s characteristically awesome combat despite the reported challenges that the game went through as Platinum developed it.
Once again, the Nier Automata release date says that the game will be releasing on February 23 o next year on the Playstation 4 and PC, so if you’ve been looking forward to buying it on the Xbox One you’ll unfortunately be out of luck.