NieR: Automata is almost here and Square Enix and Platinum Games is squeezing out another trailer before launch. But instead of cutscenes and short battles featuring the game's high-pace combat system, this trailer is 30 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay!
Called Exploring Earth's Distance Future the trailer features:
Reliquary” System – Players can return to where their characters were defeated to gain additional buffs, or even gain an ally to assist in their battle against the fearsome machines.
17 Different Pod Skills – Using “Pods,” your mini-robot companions, players can not only temporarily hover or be thrown distances to access additional areas, but each Pod can be programmed with a variety of offensive and defense skills, including lasers, hammers, and more. By using up to three Pods at the same time, players can also charge their skills to make them up to three times stronger.
“Plug-in-Chip” System – By installing chips into your android body, players can increase damage and add skills to help survive against enemies.
Riding System – Players can ride boars and other wildlife for quicker travel, while also using them to attack.
Quest Hub – As players immerse themselves in the desolate world, they can take on a variety of sub-quests from multiple Quest Hubs scattered throughout.
Fishing Minigame – Players can catch a variety of fish through this mini-game to sell or gain temporary beneficial status effect.
The story of NieR: Automata takes place after an invasion. The machines, a weapon used by invaders from another world have forced humanity to take refuge on the moon.
Humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the machines, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.
In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world.
Nier: Automata launches on March 7th for PS4 and for Steam in 2017. A demo is now available on PS4. For more on PlayStation check out the latest PS Plus games for March 2017.