NieR: Automata Screenshots

Square Enix has updated the official Japanese website for NieR: Automata with screenshots of characters 2B, 9S, and A2. The game is due out for PlayStation 4 in 2016.

Here’s the NieR: Automata image gallery. Click on any of these image thumbnails to see the full-size screens:

Here are the descriptions for the new characters:

2B – A blade of quiet determination.
Official Name: YoRHa No. 2, Model B, “2B”

2B is an all-purpose battle android, deployed as a member of the automated infantry squad, YoRHa. She is equipped with a sword for close quarters combat, and can attack from range using the “Pod” support system. Her eyes are obscured beneath her standard-issue military visor, which she rarely removes. Members of the YoRHa squad forgo names and are referred to only by their code numbers. Though the regulations forbid them from expressing emotions, each model has its own distinguishing personality, and 2B is comparatively cool, calm, and collected.

9S – A soul of frail kindness.
Official Name: YoRHa No. 9, Model S, “9S”

9S has an attack function, but it is an android that specializes in investigative purposes—a member of the automated infantry squad, YoRHa, who triumphs in hacking-based information collection. Within the YoRHa infantry squad, he is the relatively more emotional and friendly type.

A2 – A vortex of hatred and the past.
Official Name: YoRHa Model A, No. 2, “A2”

A2 is a prototype model android within the automated infantry squad, YoRHa, not currently in use that specializes in close-range attacks. It was in use towards the implementation of formal models, such as 2B and 9S. It doesn’t talk much and always acts alone.

NieR: Automata us a third-person action role-playing game (RPG) and follow-up to the 2010 cult hit NieR. Offering a fresh blend of action and RPG gameplay styles, NieR New Project is currently being developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

The game’s all-star development team consists of producer Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X / NieR), director Yoko Taro (Drakengard / NieR), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation (Final Fantasy XIV XIV / Bravely Default), game designer Takahisa Taura from Platinum Games (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from Monaca (Tekken / Drakengard / NieR). PlatinumGames will be amplifying the action-oriented combat and building a beautifully diverse visual experience that will fully harness the graphical power of the PlayStation 4.