Platinum Games developer Hideki Kamiya recently tried to get a Nintendo Switch. He documented the experience in four photos.
Nier: Automata is both a wild action game and an introspective look at the things that make us human. We corresponded with director Yoko Taro via e-mail to talk about the game’s themes, what goes into writing memorable characters, and what he’d like video game players to stop doing.
Is Yoko Taro really going to take off that mask and reveal his face? Nope! That isn’t the mysterious Yoko under the Nier mask, but Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya.
And not only does Nier: Automata’s upcoming DLC let you battle Square Enix exec Yosuke Matsuda, but also Platinum Games honcho Kenichi Sato.
Nier: Automata and Breath of the Wild are amazing games with occasional technical problems. How do they manage to side step these issues and incorporate them into their structure? Heather takes a look in this critical video.
Nier Automata is a game that gains meaning through repetition. The ending to the game changes following multiple playthroughs. Players see events from new perspectives and learn new information that recontextualizes past actions. It’s given us a lot to think about. Mike and Heather dissect the story in this discussion.
Nier: Automata takes place in Earth’s far, far future, in which an android named 2B defends the planet from aliens. But she’s also dressed like a girl on Harajuku street, a street in Shibuya famous for its quirky street style.
In Nier: Automata you play as 2B, an unstoppable android killing machine tasked with ridding the world of alien robot invaders. When she dies, she transfers to a new body and keeps fighting, but don’t count her old body out yet.
Nier: Automata begins as a scrolling shooter. Then it’s a twin-stick shooter, a third-person action RPG and a 2.5D platformer. It’s equal parts comedy and tragedy. It’s a game that’s whatever it needs to be at any particular moment to be completely amazing.
Players looking to snag a platinum trophy for Nier: Automata will have an easier time after a few playthroughs. Trophies will be available for purchase using currency collected in game.
It’s called “What Are You Doing?” and if you accidentally get this Trophy, you might want to ask yourself the same question.
There are two versions of a new Nier: Automata ad. One can be played on TV in Japan, while the other probably cannot.
UPDATE (3:36pm): Microsoft confirmed this afternoon that Scalebound is no more. Their statement to Kotaku and other press:
The demo for Nier: Automata released last week. Playing as a super fashionable android, players slice and dice their way through waves of robot enemies. But un-equipping one essential item gives an instant game over.
Christmas comes a couple days early for PlayStation 4 owners with a playable demo of Nier: Automata. It’s a half-hour packed with slick hack and slash action, novel camera angles, a little drama and massive boss battles, and it’s so good.
Announced previously for an early 2017 release on PlayStation 4, Square Enix and Platinum Games’ action-RPG Nier: Automata will be launching on PC via Steam early next year as well.
It’s been ten years. Platinum Games was founded on August 1, 2006. Since then, the Osaka-based game company has churned out a slew of memorable titles. In a recent interview with Kotaku, Platinum Games co-founder Atsushi Inaba spoke about his past and the studio’s future.