Xenoblade X Character Designer Shares NieR:Automata 5th Anniversary Art

Recently, prominent artist Raita Kazama shared a new illustration depicting characters 2B, 9S, and A2, to celebrate the five-year anniversary of NieR:Automata.

For those unaware, Kazama has done a vast variety of significant work, such as being the character designer of Xenoblade Chronicles X and creating 2D art for the first Xenoblade Chronicles. Additionally, he’s the character designer for the latest FuRyu-developed JRPG, Trinity Trigger.

On February 23 of this year, Kazama shared celebratory NieR:Automata art depicting 2B and 9S with their blindfolds on alongside A2. However, this new illustration showcases the characters in the same poses, except with 2B’s and 9S’ eyes unveiled.

You can view both of these NieR:Automata fifth anniversary illustrations below:

NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is now available for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

The game has a physical release with a reversible cover, and it is not a Cloud version. It includes 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.

NieR:Automata is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox, Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.


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