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Battle androids 2B, 9S and A2 are reporting in with the release of Nier: Automata for PS4. Co-developed with PlatinumGames, the latest entry finds androids battling machines that have overrun the planet in order to secure it for the remaining humans. A launch trailer, below, offers an overview, but for a lengthy look at the game, check out Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay. To celebrate the release, Square Enix has released two free PS4 themes showing off the main characters in their flight suits. Check them out on the PS Store here and here.
It’s never a bad time for more Nier, and today, Square Enix has released an extended look at the upcoming Nier: Automata. How “extended” is extended? Twenty-seven minutes and forty-nine seconds, that’s how extended. The video, titled Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay, offers an overview of the game’s mechanics and world. Some of the items featured include the Reliquary System, which allows players to return to where they were defeated for buffs or an ally; 17 of the Pod Skills that the robot companions can utilize during battle; how to gain new buffs and abilities using the Plug-in-Chip System; and the Riding System, which allows players to ride boars (of course).
Nier: Automata’s combat system is highlighted in a new gameplay trailer. With the game nearing its release date, Square Enix is showing off the weapon-based combat system in a new video from co-developer PlatinumGames, Arsenal of Elegant Destruction. Included is a demonstration of the game’s combo-extension mechanic that allows players to alternate between four weapon types on the fly, including bracers, spears, and swords.
GOG.com has kicked off their latest promo, the Kawaii Sale. The themed event encompasses games made in and inspired by Japan. Discounts range between 50% to 75% off, and titles include Corpse Party, Grandia II, Gurumin, Hatoful Boyfriend, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and Way of the Samurai 4. The sale will add even more goodies on Friday, and is scheduled to run through next Monday.
Deck13 has released 14 more minutes of gameplay from The Surge. The footage is accompanied by commentary by designer Adam Hetenyi, who talks viewers through the abandoned laboratories that they will explore in the upcoming action role-playing game. Within their exoskeleton, players will battle strange creatures and use a limb-targeting combat system to either deliver a death blow or preserve an appendage to further augment their own suit.
A new overview trailer has gone live for Enigami’s upcoming action role-playing game Shiness. The latest footage highlights some of the gameplay, including the characters’ powers, such as telekinesis and electromagnetic field manipulation, as well as the universe in which the story takes place. Partially funded through Kickstarter, the game’s development phase is said to be nearing its end. Take a look below to check out their progress.
Square Enix has given an expanded look at Nier: Automata. The trailer, titled Glory to Mankind 119450310, finds players in the year 11945 during the 14th Machine War. A squad of androids battle machine lifeforms over a post-apocalyptic landscape in order to secure the world for the remaining humans. Players can try their hand at the game with the recently released PS4 demo on PSN.
The final downloadable pack has been announced for Dark Souls III. In The Ringed City, players will be seeking out the Slave Knight Gael in search of the Dark Soul of Humanity. Their quest will take them to the Ringed City, where “they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.” Check below to find the announcement trailer.
Aksys is teaming up with Falcom to release Tokyo Xanadu for PS Vita and Tokyo Xanadu eX+ for PC and PS4. The action-heavy role-playing game is scheduled to launch in two waves, with Tokyo Xanadu releasing first this summer and the enhanced Tokyo Xanadu eX+ following in the fall. The four-plus-hour campaign is set in a Tokyo that is slowly recovering from a massive earthquake that struck a decade earlier. The disaster was caused by a shadow world called Eclipse, and players must destroy that realm’s hordes of monsters before they take over the city. Along the way, they will build relationships, train, and try their hands at mini-games. The eX+ version adds new post-story scenarios, playable character (White Shroud knight), modes (Boss Rush and Time Attack), dungeons, monsters, and bosses.