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.
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.
描き下ろしアニメビジュアルも公開しました。https://t.co/0qSYXlConJ#ニーア #NieR #ニーアオートマタ pic.twitter.com/cb13oCLS3M
— TVアニメ『NieR:Automata』（ニーア オートマタ） (@NieR_A_ANIME) February 23, 2022