NieR: Automata celebrates continued sales after hitting five million milestone


Nier Re[in]carnation to launch in February 2021

Three years on from its initial release, NieR: Automata is still shifting units. Publisher Square Enix announced that its emotional tale of robo-dystopia has successfully passed the milestone of a recorded five million shipments and digital sales since its launch back in February 2017.

Available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, (though the latter did require a variety of fan fixes to achieve a stable state), NieR: Automata is a spin-off from the Drakengard series and tells the story of a miserable proxy war between alien forces and the dwindling army of human-created androids left defending what remains of the planet. NieR: Automata blends deep RPG mechanics with developer Platinum Games' trademark hack 'n' slash action.

The next NieR project to see the light of day will be mobile title NieR Re[in]carnation, which will launch on iOS and Android platforms in Japan in February. The "story heavy" free-to-play title will tell the story of a young amnesiac protagonist - "White Girl" - who is guided through a devastated city by a ghostly apparition known as "Mama." A new trailer, which you can check out below, promotes a crossover event that will see the heroes of Nier: Automata appear in the new mobile game. A worldwide release is also planned for 2021.

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