Famitsu (and 4Gamer) recently featured a spread introducing a number of new characters that players will get to see in NieR: Automata early next year when the game releases, alongside a new trailer for the game.
Featured above, you can view a new trailer straight from this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Thanks to the new information, we also know voice actors that will be taking the parts – check out the list below.
- Emil – Voiced by Mai Kadowaki
- This is the same Emil that was part of the group in NieR. He has some latent magical abilities, and the majority of his memory has faded away in the many years since the first story.
- Pod 042 and Pod 153 – Voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto and Kaoru Akiyama respectively.
- Support units for the YoRHa infantry squad. Focused on providing long range attacks and supporting the squad’s movements.
- YoRHa Infantry Squad Commander – Voiced by Chiaki Kanou
- The leader of the YoRHa Infantry Squad. She also is the director of the “Bunker”, a satellite base in orbit. She remains level and calm at all times, and appears to have some connection to YoRHa Prototype A2.
- Operator 60 and Operator 210 – Voiced by Keiko Isobe and Mary Hatsumi respectively.
- The communications team for the Bunker. They are in charge of handling any transmissions and information analysis for the Squad.
- Adam – Voiced by Daisuke Namikawa
- A silver-haired pretty boy who remains a bit of an enigma. While usually calm, he sometimes exhibits an utterly relentless drive when pursuing a goal.
- Eve – Voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki
- Adam’s twin brother. He is generally simple-minded and tends not to think too hard.
- Devola and Popola – Voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi
- Old-styled androids at the resistance camp who feel indebted to the old-styled androids like themselves, that ran amok in history. They are support for 2B and 9S.
- Pascal – Voiced by Aoi Yuuki
- A mechanized life-form who is a dedicated pacifist. She is incredibly intelligent, with a deep interest in the history of both machine life-forms and mankind alike.
You can also check out some screenshots of the Bunker and the Resistance Camp below:
NieR: Automata is set for a release in Japan on February 23rd, on PS4. A western release in planned for sometime early in 2017, with an added PC version.