NieR: Automata Anime Airing in January, New Switch Trailers

Aniplex announced that its animation adaptation of Square Enix and PlatinumGames’ NieR: Automata will air in Japan in January 2023. The news came during Aniplex Online Fest, where the adaptation received new trailers and a presentation video. During the presentation, subtitled in English, game director Yoko Taro and animation director Ryoji Masuyama revealed that there will be changes to the story to better suit a TV animation format, which has led to it being titled NieR: Automata Ver1.1a, while voice actors Yui Ishikawa (2B) and Natsuki Hanae (9S) also discussed the animated series.

In addition, Square Enix has recently released new videos for NieR: Automata’s upcoming Nintendo Switch release. The three “world overview” trailers highlight specific locations in the game: the city ruins, the amusement park, and the abandoned factory. The Nintendo Switch version will be released physically and digitally as NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition on October 6, 2022. It will come with the game’s 3C3C1D119440927 DLC included, which adds new combat challenges and NieR Replicant-inspired costumes

NieR: Automata was originally released for PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017, with an Xbox One version released in 2018. The game is a distant sequel to 2010’s Nier as well as a spin-off of the Drakengard series. It follows YoRHa androids 2B and 9S as they fight for humanity against the machine invaders on Earth. Those looking to read more about NieR: Automata can check out RPGamer’s reviews of the game.


2B Character Trailer


9S Character Trailer


Aniplex Online Fest Presentation


Switch City Ruins Trailer


Switch Amusement Park Trailer


Switch Abandoned Factory Trailer


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