Nier Automata is getting an anime adaptation

Nier Automata, easily one of the greatest JRPGs of all time, is getting adapted into an anime TV series. Rumours had begun circulating earlier this month around its existence, and now a new teaser trailer and website mark its official announcement.

There's not too much to see here yet—the teaser trailer doesn't exactly give much away, and unfortunately my Japanese isn't good enough to decipher the few written words seen in the video. We get a nice glimpse of 2B and Pod 042 at the end, but that's all the goodies Square Enix is delivering to us right now.

It'll be interesting to see how they manage to adapt Nier Automata to a TV show format. Some of the game's heaviest hitting moments come from the fact you're the one at the wheel, controlling everything as it's happening. I can't imagine parts of the story having the same effect without that direct interaction, though I'm excited to see how they pull it out of the bag. 

There's no release window for the anime yet, but you can keep up to date with anything happening either at the official Nier Automata anime website or the new Nier Automata anime Twitter page.

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.