A-1 Pictures has officially unveiled the first look at the highly anticipated anime adaptation for the critically acclaimed Square Enix action JRPG, NieR:Automata. The anime’s title will be NieR:Automata Ver1.1a, and its broadcasting is expected to begin in January 2023.
To shed further light on the project, Aniplex uploaded an 8.5-minute English subtitled video containing NieR creator Yoko Taro, anime director Ryoji Masuyama, and the Japanese voice actors for 2B and 9S. They discuss their passion for the NieR IP, with Taro providing expectedly intriguing insight.
He states that the “Ver1.1a” part of the title is that the anime won’t be a direct adaptation of the game, considering how the title’s gameplay integration is structured. Aniplex, on the other hand, desired a more faithful adaptation, so any discrepancies between this anime and the game are solely due to Taro’s decisions.
Two new key visuals were also shared for the anime’s revealed airing window and further information:
You can view the full NieR:Automata Ver1.1a 8.5-minute information video below:
You can view the two brief character files for 2B and 9S below:
NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is releasing for Nintendo Switch on October 6, 2022.
The game will have a physical release with a reversible cover, and it is not a Cloud version. It will include all existing DLC and new NieR Replicant & Re[in]carnation costumes. Additionally, the title has now sold over 6.5 million units worldwide.
NieR:Automata was initially released in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PC, with an Xbox One release in 2018. The game follows characters named 2B and 9S, who are agents of Yorha, an organization tasked with various combative and information-gathering missions. This entry became highly popularized for its storytelling and characters in a fusion of action, exploration, and shmup elements.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the release of NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition.
NieR:Automata is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox, Series X|S, and PC.
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