NieR: Automata is getting a TV anime adaptation. Aniplex is producing the anime. A teaser trailer was revealed during a stream, along with @NieR_A_Anime Twitter handle. The news came during a 5th-anniversary special event for the game, which was live-streamed on Square Enix’s YouTube channel.
A special visual for the NieR: Automata anime project was also unveiled:
NieR: Automata creative director Yoko Taro, game producer Yosuke Saito, designer Takahisa Taura (who also worked on the original Nier game and supervised the sequel), and music composer Keiichi Okabe made an appearance during the stream, which you can watch in full below:
NieR: Automata is an action role-playing game originally released in 2017. PlatinumGames developed it as a sequel to the 2010 Nier game, with Square Enix as the publisher. Initially, the game was available on PS4 and Windows (through Steam), but an Xbox One version was also released a year later. In 2021 a remake version of the game, titled Replicant ver.1.22474487139., was released. NieR games are a part of Yoko Taro’s Drakengard universe.
NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.Official Synopsis, Steam
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 a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on… A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.