Have you been playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on your phone a little bit each day? Were you enjoying helping out your friendly neighbors with frivolous tasks, crafting your favorite style of coffee table and generally just vibing along to it all? Well the director of NieR: Automata is here to tell you just how…
A picture is worth 1,000 words and a good Simpsons picture is worth one kwyjibo. An intrepid Twitter user is turning still from The Simpsons into wonderful summaries of 2017's top video games.
Have you noticed? Some of the biggest recent Japanese role-playing games feature older sister type characters instead of predominately kid sister ones popular in years past.
It’s taken a little longer than I was expecting, but Nier: Automata’s first proper action figures are finally on the way, and they look great.
Taro Yoko’s producer at Square Enix says he wants the Nier director to make a Final Fantasy. He let this brilliant idea fly during a recent interview with Wow Japan, saying he would want the game to feature a “similar strangeness” to Yoko’s other games. “I’m hoping for a big budget if I do work on it,” Yoko replied.
Recently, Nier creator Yoko Taro said he wanted to make an adult film. This comes as Japanese porn maker TMA is already filming a Nier Automata inspired flick.
When giving a panel at SEA Summit in Singapore, Yoko Taro talked about his hopes and dreams, including the possibility of a Nier sequel, a Drakengard and a porno.
There’s a limited-edition Nier Blu-ray disc for sale here only at Tokyo Game Show, and it’s selling out in minutes every morning. The disc itself, a recording of a live concert of music from Nier and Nier: Automata, is something you can buy anywhere, but at TGS you can get one that’s been signed by the game’s creators.
While Nier Automata’s 2B has been the undisputed cosplay star of 2017, she’s not the only character being featured from the game. Here’s PretzelBot with an incredible effort recreating one of the game’s robots.
Games are often left unfinished. Sometimes they’re too difficult, too vast, or too repetitive to see all the way through to the closing credits. To The Bitter End is Gameological’s look at those endings that are worth fighting for—or at least worth reading about.
Nier: Automata is one of the best games you can own for your PS4, and Amazon just marked it down to $40, an all-time low.
In the wake of Scalebound’s cancellation, Platinum Games released its hit Nier: Automata in Japan. Hideki Kamiya tweeted,“It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Platinum was rescued by Yoko [Taro].” The studio has new fans as well as an increase in top flight job applicants.
Nier: Automata audio engineer Masami Ueda has written a cool blog post detailing how he implemented composer Keiichi Okabe’s secondary hacking soundtrack. It’s easy to overlook how much work something like that takes, and fun to get a look at Ueda’s process.
Hey, if Overwatch’s characters can enjoy a night out on the town, then Nier’s can spend the evening doing some fancy dancing.
To make sure this cosplay video was as true to the source material as possible, Rescue the Princess managed to find an abandoned quarry in Japan, then went and shot some multiple endings.
Anti-piracy protection software Denuvo is getting cracked faster and faster on more games, with certain games made free by hackers in as short as a week. Denuvo says that the protection is meant to protect games during “the initial sales window” but is that even the case anymore?
If this fan-made sequence is anything to go on, then a Nier: Automata anime could be a very good idea.
Nier: Automata is both a wild action game and an introspective look at the things that make us human. We corresponded with director Yoko Taro via e-mail to talk about the game’s themes, what goes into writing memorable characters, and what he’d like video game players to stop doing.
Here are two Chinese cosplayers—Omiya (2B) and Ichinosehikaru (9S)—going absolutely nuts with their Nier: Automata cosplay partnership.
Model builder and Kotaku reader Kevin Derken, whose work we’ve featured on the site before, went and built himself a couple of replicas of the lil’ robots from Nier: Automata.