James Orry by on Feb 13, 2017

NieR: Automata has an interesting take on death

A new PlayStation Blog article and extended 25 minute gameplay video has revealed an interesting snippet of information about how NieR: Automata handles death and in turn coming back to life.

In the game you play android 2B, which gave the team at Platinum a different angle with with to approach life and death in the game.

“So when you die, what happens?” asks PlayStation Blog. “Your memory and data are uploaded into a new body and redeployed into the fray. If you return to where you died previously, you will encounter your former body. At this point players can do one of two things: Retrieve the body for a bonus, or… Attempt to repair the body.

“If players attempt to repair, they could be successful and reactivate the body to help in battle. Players can also be unsuccessful, as the body may have become corrupt, causing it to become hostile. If players defeat their former selves, they gain an enhanced bonus.”

Sounds pretty cool.

PlayStation Underground posted a 25 minute gameplay video, which you can see below.

Square Enix also published a new trailer.

NieR: Automata launches March 10 for PS4.

Source: US PS Blog


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NieR: Automata

on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

A new third-person action RPG from the studio behind Bayonetta.

Release Date:

10 March 2017