Right on schedule, a demo for Nier: Automata is now available on the PlayStation Store.
Unlike the original Nier, this one is developed by Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance developer Platinum Games. As described in a press release earlier this month, “With an abandoned factory as the backdrop, the demo follows android 2B’s mission to destroy a massive enemy weapon that lies within.”
The PlayStation Store description for the demo expands on that a little further. “[J]oin androids 2B and 9S and their ferocious battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machine lifeforms,” it says. “Experience a glimpse of the action-packed and high-speed battles rendered in fluid 60 FPS, against hordes of enemies within a beautifully desolate open world. Nier: Automata is a fresh take on the action role-playing game genre that gracefully blends mesmerising action with a captivating story.”
Publisher Square Enix also today released a trailer showing off two crossover items that will be available in the game: Final Fantasy XV’s Engine Blade and Dragon’s Quest’s Cypress Stick. You can see those in the video below.
Automata launches for PS4 on March 7, with a PC release also coming at some point during 2017. You can read more about the various editions available here and our impressions of the game here.