Here’s the First 23 Minutes of NieR: Automata

March 6, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

With the NieR: Automata embargo now lifted, IGN has posted the first 23 minutes of the game, which includes the opening scene, lots of combat (beginning at 4:58), and more.

Reviews for NieR: Automata are still coming in, but at the moment, it’s the highest-rated PlayStation 4 game of 2017 so far, sitting at 90 on Metacritic and 89 on OpenCritic. Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh are the second and third highest-rated PS4 games of 2017.

“PlatinumGames has done an excellent job at taking Yoko Taro’s deep and interesting world and giving it an amazing gameplay experience that fits it perfectly,” we said in our review. “Fans of the original as well as newcomers to the series will undoubtedly appreciate what NieR: Automata has to offer.”

NieR: Automata releases on March 7 in North America and March 10 in Europe for PlayStation 4. According to the PlayStation Store, the digital version of Nier: Automata unlocks at 12am ET on March 7 in North America. The PC version launches on March 17.

[Source: Metacritic, OpenCritic, PlayStation Store]