A new set of videos and information were revealed by Square Enix during a NieR music concert and live talk session in Tokyo, Japan a few days ago. Gematsu provided some info on what to expect for the upcoming “NieR” sequel.

Aside from game updates for “NieR: Automata,” the previous game called “NieR RepliCant” will be released for the streaming service PlayStation Now, originally released for the PlayStation 3 as a Japan exclusive last 2010.

The PlayStation Now release will have a special 80 percent discount. From the usual 1,000 Yen (11.80 AUD) for 30 days and 1,800 yen (21.27 AUD) for 90 days, players can avail the game for rental at a much cheaper price of 200 yen (2.36 AUD) and 360 yen (4.25 AUD).

Aside from the “NieR RepliCant” re-release, Square Enix has provided new information on the new characters (as well as a returning character) for “NieR: Automata,” and below is the list:


YoRHa No. 2 aka 2B

Voiced by Yui Ishikawa

The all-purpose battle android, a member of the automated infantry squad. She can fight in close quarters combat with her sword and in ranger combat with her Pod support system. She has a visor that covers her eyes which she rarely removes. From the three main characters, she is the cool, calm and collected from the rest.

YoRHa No. 9 aka 9S

Voiced by Natsuki Hanae

Aside from being an attack puppet, 9S specializes in investigation purposes, he is a member of the automated infantry squad called YoRHa. He is the emotional and friendly from the main characters.

YoRHa Model A aka A2

Voiced by Ayaka Suwa

A prototype model from the automated infantry squad. A2 became inactive though she specializes in close-range combat, she was reactivated when the two new models were implemented, namely 2B and 9S. She is the quiet type and prefers to work alone.


It was also confirmed that “NieR: Automata” will run at 1080p resolution and at 60 frames per second. You can watch the videos below for the gameplay footage during the live talk session.

“NieR: Automata” is expected to release sometime this year for the PlayStation 4.