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NieR: Automata New Characters and Voice Cast are Confirmed

Square Enix showed off new characters and confirmed the main voice cast for NieR: Automata today during their NieR Music Concert in Japan.

You can find the new information, artwork, and voice actor information below:


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2B (Yui Ishikawa)

2B is an all-around battle android, set out as a member of the previously detailed infantry, YoRHa. She has a sword for melee combat, as well as a “Pod” support system for long-ranged attacks. Her eyes are covered under her military visor, which she almost never takes off.

She’s described as cool and collected, despite androids being forbidden from exuding emotions.

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9S (Natsuki Hanae)

9S is able to engage in combat, however it is an android that focuses on investigating things. As a member of the YoRHa infantry, he excels in hacking things and obtaining information. He’s described as a friendly, emotional type of android.

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A2 (Ayaka Suwa)

A2 is a prototype deployed within the YoRHa infantry that focuses on melee attacks. Unlike the models 2B and 9S, it was put into use prior to formal, finished product. It doesn’t speak much, and tends to work alone.


Nier: Automata is set for a release on PlayStation 4 sometime later this year, worldwide.

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64 comments
  1. JFpaes15
    JFpaes15
    April 16, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Dem fucking hips though, those androids were made for procreation first, and combat later.

  2. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    April 16, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Goddamn, first 2b and then A2. Muh heart

  3. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    April 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Duuh. :^)

  4. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    April 16, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I’m not going to get hyped, I’ll wait a bit.

  5. Syndromic
    Syndromic
    April 16, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Only RPG game beside Dark Souls 3 that I’m interested in. Even few years from now, it may be the only reason I’ll get PS4. I’m still massively disappointed in Star Ocean 5 and its fiasco.

  6. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    April 16, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Knowing Square they’ll probably make the main character be apart of some Xur or other kin race so they don’t offend. With Square being publisher and all.

  7. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    April 16, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I do honestly want to get hyped for this but knowing that Square is publishing this. It kinda kills it.

  8. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    April 16, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Let’s not jump to conclusions and just wait.

  9. rBeowulf
    rBeowulf
    April 16, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Waiting for the memes and censorship.

  10. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    April 16, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Hope Square Enix doesn’t censor the shit out of it.

  11. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    April 16, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Hold on hype, not yet, not yet.

  12. Snea Zel
    Snea Zel
    April 16, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I dont think platinum games would let them.

  13. catazxy
    catazxy
    April 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Man, I want the weird stuff like that part in Drakengard 3 when the MC fucks the other girls boyfriends and then the talking dragon asks you why were you moaning all night….I still have to finish Nier and D3, but I hope Platinum games and Square would let some crazy stuff like that slip thru the cracks…

  14. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    April 16, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    A2, dem legs

  15. ExTrooperBrenTurner
    ExTrooperBrenTurner
    April 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    They published the first, so it shouldn’t be a surprise they publish Automata too.

  16. ExTrooperBrenTurner
    ExTrooperBrenTurner
    April 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    The publisher always has the last word, not the developer. If Square Enix wants to censor this game, they will, and there’s nothing PlatinumGames can do to prevent them to do so.

  17. deadeye
    deadeye
    April 16, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Until I see anything worth being negative about, I’m still gonna be excited for this.

  18. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    April 16, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I am afraid of Square ruining 2B. Won’t get hyped tbh.

  19. Snea Zel
    Snea Zel
    April 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Sure, but it still counts for something when you see the kinds of games PG develops and how they’ve never been censorshipcrazy. and I think developer/writer vision in this kind of game matters more than most. Kaine in the original was plotbased as a hermaphrodite and her get-up was pretty showy too.

  20. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Which Nier/Drakengard games have they censored before?

  21. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Your comment makes zero sense. I take it you dislike Square for no reason.

  22. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    April 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    So casually optimistic maybe?

  23. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    April 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    That was a really classy introduction to the voice actress of 2B.

  24. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    April 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Wouldn’t be the first android people wanted the fuck.

  25. Rumble Red
    Rumble Red
    April 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    There were a bunch of changes to the pedophile character in Drakengard 1, but that was a while ago. In Nier, I’ve heard Kaine being a hermaphrodite was a lot more blatant in Japanese, but even in the English version New Game+ makes it pretty obvious so I’m not sure what exactly was removed.

    I don’t know anything specific that was censored in Drakengard 3, but it apparently had a pretty spotty translation in general (I haven’t played it), so that’s more what I’m afraid will happen here.

  26. mekia
    mekia
    April 16, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    This is a game a really REALLY want to play and very worried of how this is gonna get censored >.<;.
    Hope for the best i guess :/

  27. mekia
    mekia
    April 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Stop writing and finish NIER! :p
    Drakengard 3 such a mess of a game but oh so much fun

  28. Mimi Ignobilia
    Mimi Ignobilia
    April 16, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    You can’t meme Yoko taro’s work. They know at this point it’s a very small market.

    That said… SE can’t be trusted.

  29. Mimi Ignobilia
    Mimi Ignobilia
    April 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Are you serious? Square Enix has gone FUBAR. They made it clear with Hitman Absolution, and Final Fantasy XIII, that they’re focused on targeting a ‘larger audience.’

  30. Mimi Ignobilia
    Mimi Ignobilia
    April 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Yoko Taro’s has a beautiful mind. His bs can be a bit annoying though (forcing you to erase saves, excessively difficult rhythm stages, etc…)

  31. 萌えゲー
    萌えゲー
    April 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I’m more worried if they’ll screw up the Japanese release.

  32. Kudan
    Kudan
    April 16, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Dream team working on this game, hopefully localization is good, please?

  33. Caim
    Caim
    April 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    so the combat in Nier no longer being ass is a bad thing clearly.

  34. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    April 16, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    It’s not necessarily that, but they have been more akin to censoring stuff lately because of the climate happening. Many devs are not wanting to “offend” the special snowflakes who are triggered by boobs on a screen.

  35. Caim
    Caim
    April 16, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    my god are you being reasonable and rational? its good to see, if there is no reason to be pissed then don’t be, it’s like the FFVII remake, hate the possible censorship not the real time combat, hate it for the right reasons!

  36. Caim
    Caim
    April 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    the off translation for drakengard 3 is true, it wasn’t censored so much as it was loosely translated.

  37. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    April 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Akihito Yoshida’s characters tend to have baby bearing hips.

  38. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I think it’s more about wanting a lower ESRB rating so their games sell better. In their eyes.

  39. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 16, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    How is that a problem exactly?

  40. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    April 16, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    But a lot of these things they censor don’t change the rating.

  41. deadeye
    deadeye
    April 16, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Getting mad at any possible thing that could go wrong is just too much effort for me.

  42. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 17, 2016 at 2:04 am

    How do you know?

  43. Smug
    Smug
    April 17, 2016 at 3:30 am

    People generally dislike Enix. Square(soft) is nothing but a corpse puppet for years.

    Also what is Drakenguard 3 western release

  44. Smug
    Smug
    April 17, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Because we dont want normalfags and casuals in our hobby.

  45. Smug
    Smug
    April 17, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Considering the fact you’re hyped about anything that doesnt surprise me at all

  46. Smug
    Smug
    April 17, 2016 at 3:46 am

    “How people dare to be suspicious of things with the current climate going on?”

  47. Smug
    Smug
    April 17, 2016 at 3:49 am

    tfw no robot/android gf

  48. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    April 17, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Well, Capcom used that excuse for the buttslap while there are many alternate costumes in game that are risque plus we have seen games that are much more riqsue have T Ratings.

  49. deadeye
    deadeye
    April 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Sorry, where have I said I was hyped for anything before this?

    This and SMTIV are pretty much the only things on my radar right now.

  50. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 17, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Seems like you’re more worried about what other people do, instead of the game itself.

  51. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Don’t know why people dislike a company that has been releasing the highest quality JRPGs for decades. Square is still producing games and the traditional FF style gameplay and atmosphere has continued in the Bravely Default series.

  52. Smug
    Smug
    April 18, 2016 at 10:59 am

    The good JRPG games were made by Squaresoft, not SquareEnix

    And Bravely Defauly wasnt made by SE, it was published through them

  53. Smug
    Smug
    April 18, 2016 at 11:04 am

    The fuck is that argument?

  54. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    April 18, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I was hoping for more variety in the cast, they all kind of look the same. Drakenguard 3 and Nier each had a nice variety of characters.

  55. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 18, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Not sure what you’re trying to get at by this distinction. Square is not a part of Square Enix?

  56. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 18, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    It is not an argument. It is an observation. People who play a game do not change the quality of said game.

  57. Smug
    Smug
    April 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Not when the said game is being made to cater for those kind of people, retard

  58. Smug
    Smug
    April 18, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Looks like someone is too young to remember what was Squaresoft in the first place and how it died by the time it got fused with Enix

  59. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    No, I’m perfectly aware of Square’s history. You seem to be thinking that the people who made their games no longer exist, are no longer making games, and that none of the games Square Enix produces are any good. You are under very false impressions.

  60. jashinslayer
    jashinslayer
    April 18, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    You’re making an awful lot of assumptions about developers, the game creation process, their audience, and the industry at large. This is surprising coming from someone outside of it.

  61. SteeLisPain7
    SteeLisPain7
    December 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Square Enix aren’t the ones making this game though, they are the publishers…its made by Yoko Taro who worked on the Drakengard series and the first Nier when Cavia was still around…the gameplay for this one is developed by Platinum.

  62. SteeLisPain7
    SteeLisPain7
    December 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    They are just the publishers so I doubt they can ruin anything.

  63. SteeLisPain7
    SteeLisPain7
    December 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Well, the game isn’t out yet…you can’t tell how deep the characters are before we experience their stories.

  64. Scipo0419
    Scipo0419
    December 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    There’s not a single game company that only pushes out good games. Final Fantasy XIII is my personal favorite FF as well. You just seem salty with a game company that makes games you don’t like.

    Square Enix (including Square Soft) make and publish more games that I like than games I don’t.

    You can’t base a fact on your personal opinion though.