E3 2015 was such a massive tease for fans of Nier; the Square Enix published Japanese RPG that, since launch, garnered quite a cult following.

With Paris Games Week happening right now, we’ve finally been given a proper glimpse into the anticipated sequel, just titled NieR: Automata.

Check out this killer trailer below.

 

 

I am glad to see actual gameplay being shown off here. Nier, while fantastic in some ways, suffered heavily from its stunted and repetitive action and terribly sub-par graphics. Luckily for us, this trailer demonstrates that Nier has received a massive facelift and a complete redesign of the combat.

While not revolutionary or technically astounding, the new engine displays some nice crisp visuals at what I would argue is 60 frames per second. What was before a slow and brutish exercise in patience is now a flashy, physics-defying combo-fest and I am so ready for this welcomed change.

I hope it is not a long wait until the next time we see more of Nier. 

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