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Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro thanks fans for the strong sales with an emotional tweet

The action-RPG Nier: Automata "is a remarkable game with an incredible amount of style, personality, and flair," as we said in our review, which is unfortunately brought down somewhat by repeated enemies, locations, and bosses, and a somewhat janky PC port. Even so, Square Enix recently announced that "worldwide shipment and digital sales" of the game (which isn't exactly straight-up sales, but close enough for our immediate purposes) recently surpassed one million units, and that made game director Yoko Taro a very happy man—so much so that he took to Twitter to tell the world all about it. 

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No, his English is not the best, but the message is sweet and sincere, and in a way that makes it even better. Anyone can say "thanks for the mill" in their native language, after all, but to make the extra effort of expressing gratitude in a very foreign language like this is an especially nice touch.   

And as noticed by Twitter user John Ricciardi, Yoko Taro also tweeted a little hint about his next game. That one went up in Japanese, however, so we'll rely on Google Translate to break it down:

"Thank you all for your warm words. As a result of calmly analyzing elements that we received popularly overnight, the next work decided in me that Platinum Taura would make Mr. Tabura 'Make a blindfolded half naked male show me his ass' game." 

Now you know. On a slightly more serious note (for game music aficionados, at least), the 3-CD Nier: Automata soundtrack, with music by production company Monaca and original Nier composer Okabe Keiichi, is now available for preorder from the Square Enix Store.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.