Today at E3 Platinum Games and Square Enix allowed for some much anticipated hands-on time with their upcoming PS4 exclusive NieR: Automata, the action-RPG title, which we’ll have a written impression of soon. However, we wanted to share this 3 minute boss battle gameplay, which action fan should appreciate.
In this playthough 2B, along with 9S take on one of the games many bosses. Running at a stellar 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution the gameplay movement is already silky smooth, keeping the player in a constant state of evasion while also engaging the enemy with a barrage of attacks. NieR: Automata will be available to fans in early 2017 exclusively for the PS4.
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.