PlayStation News: NieR Automata Now Available on PS4

Join the battle between androids and machines in NieR: Automata available now in Europe and PAL territories for the PlayStation 4 .

Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR: Automata delivers the perfect mix of action and RPG gameplay. In NieR: Automata, players will embark on a perilous mission with the android YoRHa squad: 2B, 9S, and A2 to reclaim the world abandoned by mankind and uncover truths long forgotten.

NieR: Automata is available now for the PlayStation 4 in Europe and PAL territories, and will be available on PC from the 17th March. For more information, visit: http://nierautomata.com

A free playable demo is also available to download now from: http://bit.ly/2k9txbV.

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PlayStation News: New NieR Automata Trailer Looks at RPG Elements

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To help players get ready for the upcoming release of NieR: Automata, Square Enix Ltd., today released a new video that showcases some of the various RPG elements that feature in the game. The video highlights several gameplay systems, skills and features that provide depth to the game’s fast-paced action.

Showcased elements include:

  • “Reliquary” System – Players can return to where their characters were defeated to gain additional buffs, or even gain an ally to assist in their battle against the fearsome machines.
  • 17 Different Pod Skills – Using “Pods,” your mini-robot companions, players can not only temporarily hover or be thrown distances to access additional areas, but each Pod can be programmed with a variety of offensive and defense skills, including lasers, hammers, and more. By using up to three Pods at the same time, players can also charge their skills to make them up to three times stronger.
  • “Plug-in-Chip” System – By installing chips into your android body, players can increase damage and add skills to help survive against enemies.
  • Riding System – Players can ride boars and other wildlife for quicker travel, while also using them to attack.
  • Quest Hub – As players immerse themselves in the desolate world, they can take on a variety of sub-quests from multiple Quest Hubs scattered throughout.
  • Fishing Mini-game Players can catch a variety of fish through this mini-game to sell or gain temporary beneficial status effect.

NieR: Automata is developed by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames Inc. and will be available on 10th March 2017 for the PlayStation 4. A free playable demo is also available to download now from: http://bit.ly/2k9txbV.

To pre-order from the PlayStation Store now, visit: http://bit.ly/2k38XYg.

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PlayStation News: Nier Automata Weapons Shown off in ‘Elegant Destruction’ Trailer

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In an all-new action-packed trailer released today, Square Enix Ltd., introduced the unique array of weapon types, fluid combo system and fast-paced battle mechanics players can look forward to in the upcoming action-RPG, NieR: Automata.

The game will feature four weapon types available to protagonist 2B (small swords, large swords, spears and combat bracers) that can be switched mid-combo to maximize 2B’s range of abilities and effectiveness. Players can also unlock a diverse arsenal of weapons and upgrades to the player’s “Pod” support system to enhance their gameplay.

NieR: Automata is developed by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames Inc. and will be available on 10th March 2017 for the PlayStation 4. To pre-order from the PlayStation Store now, visit: http://bit.ly/2k38XYg. A free playable demo is also available to download now from: http://bit.ly/2k9txbV.

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PlayStation News: NieR Automata “Glory to Mankind 119450310” Story Trailer

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Square Enix Ltd., today unveiled a brand new story-driven trailer to introduce fans to 2B, 9S and A2, the assembled army of androids enlisted to help reclaim mankind’s disturbing dystopia in the upcoming action-RPG, NieR: Automata.

In NieR: Automata, Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends in 2B, 9S and A2 in a hope to destroy the invaders. A war between machines and androids rages on… A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.

NieR: Automata is developed by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames Inc. and will be available on 10th March 2017 for the PlayStation 4. A free playable demo is also available to download now from: http://bit.ly/2k9txbV.

To pre-order from the PlayStation Store now, visit: http://bit.ly/2k38XYg.

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Xbox News: Microsoft Confirm Development on ‘Scalebound’ has Ceased

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Various gaming sites have spent the last two hours (9/1/17) reporting that the Xbox One exclusive, Scalebound, has now had its development ceased by developer Platinum games. This has not been confirmed by Microsoft in the following, albeit short statement, that this is the case:

“After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for “Scalebound.” We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including “Halo Wars 2,” “Crackdown 3,” “State of Decay 2,” “Sea of Thieves” and other great experiences. For more information on our 2017 plans, please visit: https://news.xbox.com/2017/01/05/xbox-closes-milestone-year-in-2016/

This statement feels extremely dismissive of the impact this cancellation has on the 2017 line of of brand new IP exclusives for the Xbox One, especially when Sony announced a whole bunch of titles during their PlayStation Experience which ended 2016 on a high for them.

Scalebound was at shown again at Xbox’s E3 2016 briefing after it was first announced at E3 2014. Delays and silence from Platinum Games and Microsoft during these years has led to much speculation about its status, though a showcase at Gamescom 2016 lead many to believe that the release was coming soon, but a delay from the previous Holiday 2016 release to a vague 2017 date soon put doubt in once again.

Sony are already building up to a huge 2017 release in Horizon Zero Dawn with a new Uncharted spin off title, The Last of Us Part 2 and other exclusives all lined up, Xbox’s 2017 is looking very thin on blockbuster exclusives outside their long running franchises.

*UPDATE* – Wednesday 11/1/17

Platinum Games have finally issued a statement on their official website, 48 hours after Microsoft had confirmed that development on Scalebound had been cancelled. President and CEO of Platinum Games, Kenichi Sato said the following:

“We’ew sorry to say that on January 9, 2017 Microsoft Studios announced the cancellatin of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.

Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quiality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.

We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!

President and CEO

Kenichi Sato

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Playstation News: NieR Automata Coming to PS4 Early 2017

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NieR: Automata™, the SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames developed, action-RPG title, will be available to fans in early 2017 for the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system. The highly anticipated follow up to the 2010 cult-classic NIER, NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the mechanoid-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as “machine lifeforms.”

2B is the main playable character and is an all-purpose battle android deployed as a member of the automated infantry squad, YoRHa. She is equipped with a sword for close quarters combat and the “Pod” support system for ranged battle. Her eyes are obscured beneath her standard-issue military visor, which she rarely removes. 2B is cool, calm, and collected.


Story of NieR: Automata
Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.

The humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.

In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world…

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Video Game News: New Trailer for ‘TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan’

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Activision Publishing, Inc., Nickelodeon and developer PlatinumGames Inc. have released a new trailer from the upcoming third-person action game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Mutants in Manhattan. Today’s video gets up close with the many colossal bosses facing off against Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo in this new adventure. It showcases popular franchise villains like Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, and General Krang, as well as first-time reveals for the ninja Karai, mutant-alien bat Wingnut, and mutant-snapping turtle Slash.

 

Mixing PlatinumGames’ always-energetic style with the attitude of Nickelodeon’s Heroes in a Half-Shell, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan delivers fast-paced, team-based brawling for up to four players in online co-op. Each Turtle offers a unique way to play, with distinct combat abilities and progression paths. It also features colourful cel-shaded 3D visuals and an original comic story from IDW Publishing series author Tom Waltz. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is expected to launch on 27th May as a retail and digital release on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC via Steam 

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