Nier: Automata's New Screenshots Show Dilapidated Industrial Area

Another peek at the world of Nier: Automata.

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Square Enix has released five new images for Nier: Automata, the upcoming action-RPG developed by Platinum Games. The pictures give us a look at a couple of android characters from the game and a derelict industrial environment.

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The setting featured in the screenshots was previously shown in a gameplay video that made its debut during the 'NieR Music Concert & Talk Live' event. You can watch this, along with another video focusing on two of the game's key characters, here.

Nier: Automata was announced at E3 2015, where Bayonetta studio Platinum Games was also confirmed as developer. The game is a sequel to Nier, which itself is a spin-off of the Drakengard series.

"Earth has suddenly been invaded by beings from another planet and mechanical life forms with overwhelming power were used as weapons of war which forced mankind to flee to the moon," Square Enix previously said about the game. "In order to take back the earth, a resistance force of android warriors has been created by humanity to fight these invaders."

"The world that you see in Nier: Automata is one where androids and mechanised weapons clash in ferocious combat in a barren and deserted wasteland. It's set after the original game but the story is written in a way which means you don’t have to have played the first one."

Producer Yosuke Saito said "Nier struck a chord with many passionate gamers," and this response was "so special that we felt compelled to heed the fans’ call for a follow-up."

He added: "To create the ultimate action-RPG, it dawned on me that a collaboration between Platinum Games and Square Enix would be a dream come true."

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