Nier Automata’s Souls-like Android system detailed, PC model nearly actually delayed

Nier Automata has on-line parts, however PC gamers are gonna have to attend to expertise them.


Nier Automata developer Platinum Games has been intentionally quiet concerning the motion RPG’s on-line parts, however a current livestream has made it a bit much less mysterious.

As Alex reported from a current interview and hands-on, Nier Automata features an Android system where players can return to the scene of their deaths to recruit their corpse as a time-limited NPC or retrieve misplaced objects like plug-in chips..

According to Gematsu‘s recap of the livestream, you’ll lose that likelihood for those who die once more earlier than reaching your corpse – or for those who take too lengthy to get there. In that method, Nier Automata places slightly spin on a system seen in like Dark Souls, Lords of the Fallen and Nioh.

As in these different video games, your corpse in Nier Automata could also be seen in different gamers’ worlds for those who’re each taking part in on-line, and the livestream confirmed that you could additionally resurrect strangers’ corpses to struggle alongside you.

The livestream intentionally glossed over what occurs for those who attempt to retrieve misplaced objects from one other participant’s corpse as a substitute, and there’s nonetheless no phrase on the haiku you possibly can depart beside your corpse – one other Nier Automata spin on the more and more well-liked messaging system of Souls-like video games.

Elsewhere within the livestream, the event group confirmed Square Enix had agreed to fund Nier Automata DLC, but it surely’s not but determined what kind it’s going to take – costumes, possibly. Also, a few Nier Automata PS4 themes will probably be launched without cost on the Japanese PSN from February 22. let’s hope they arrive west, too.

The livestream additionally gave an replace on the PC port of Nier Automata, which does not have a release date. According to DSO Gaming, producer Yosuke Saito mentioned it gained’t be lengthy earlier than Nier Automata is launched on Steam, however that Square Enix and Platinum video games are nonetheless interested by what to do about piracy.

Since Saito made a reference to current video games being pirated early of their launch window, it appears to be like like the businesses had initially deliberate to make use of Denuvo for Nier Automata. The DRM answer, once considered nigh on uncrackable, appears to have succumbed to pirates eventually, with Resident Evil 7 being cracked in a matter of days.

Nier Automata releases in early March for PS4 (no Xbox One port, sorry; the console’s simply not well-liked sufficient in Japan, Nier Automata’s major market). It releases this week in Japan, and because the Japanese version of Nier Automata has English language support and the PS4 is region-free, importing is an possibility.

Nier Automata is the sequel to a cult-favourite last-gen recreation, itself a spin-off of the Drakengard collection.