Video Gamer is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Prices subject to change. Learn more
Square Enix has announced that an anime based on 2017 PlatinumGames action RPG NieR: Automata is in production.
The company revealed the news during a Japanese livestream celebrating the game’s fifth anniversary earlier today. The anime seems as though it’ll follow similar beats to the game’s story, following a post-apocalyptic earth taken over by robots. The game’s android hero 2B will be a focus, as will the YoRHa military force.
The reveal didn’t offer many further details, but we did get some artwork of 2B to see. A short teaser video also gave a brief glimpse of the project, which you can see below. The production seems to be coming from Aniplex, who also worked on the recent Sword Art Online and the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime movies. However, we don’t have any idea when and where we’ll be able to watch the production at this time.
Best Cyber Monday deals 2023
- WD Black SN850X 1TB- $79.99 (was $180)
- ASUS TUF RTX 4060 Ti OC - $409.99 (was $460)
- Alienware AW2724DM QHD - $327.99 (was $500)
- Razer Huntsman V2 TKL - $79.99 (was $160)
- Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless - $89.99 (was $150)
NieR: Automata was originally released for the PlayStation 4 back in 2017 before heading to PC and Xbox a year later. It’s arguably the most popular NieR title, and you can check out our review of it over here. Hopefully we’ll hear more on the NieR: Automata anime, and maybe word of a Western release, soon.
— TVアニメ『NieR:Automata』（ニーア オートマタ） (@NieR_A_ANIME) February 23, 2022