The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed that the upcoming NieR game is officially titled NieR Automata, and it’s set on a devastated Earth in the distant future. The Earth is in ruins following a violent battle between machine life forms and the humans’ android unit called “Yorha.” A description of Yorha provided by the magazine is as follows (translation courtesy of Gematsu):
“Yorha,” the distant future. Earth was invaded by machine life forms and humanity fled to the moon. On a defense base satellite orbiting the planet, Androids have been fighting the invadoers in place of humans.
During the 14th Drop Operation, the new-type android unit “Yorha” troop is attacked unexpectedly and only four remain (No. 2, No. 4, No. 16, and NO. 21).
The machine life forms charge at them, but they are saved by the older androids who survived on Earth, “Resistance.” The members of Yorha and Resistance join forces in a do-or-die battle against the machine life forms…
A release date for the game hasn’t been announced but we expect to hear more during Paris Games Week 2015.