Square Enix has a lot to celebrate this week, the publisher announced today that the worldwide shipment and digital sales of the critically acclaimed action-RPG, “NieR: Automata,” have exceeded one million. Since releasing on the PS4 and PC last month, the game received critical acclaim and high praise for director Director Yoko Taro. The game has been a best-seller on sites like Steam and Amazon since its release, and has been another instant-hit for the publisher.
Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., “NieR: Automata” delivers a mix of action and RPG gameplay. Players will battle as androids 2B, 9S and A2 as they fight to reclaim the world for their human creators and uncover truths long forgotten.
The story picks up after invaders from another world attack without warning, almost eradicating the human-race. These attackers have brought along power machines, which threaten the lives of everyone on the planet. 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.
The developers tease the game’s story stating, “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.” If you haven’t picked up the game, it’s definitely worth a glance.
NieR: Automata is now available for the PS4 (Amazon for $56) and Steam. The PC release only hit Steam a few weeks ago, and it’s great to see the title do so well on another platform. The game was originally released for the PS4, and continues to be a hit with fans.