NieR: Automata is set to release on March 7 and the latest trailer, titled “Arsenal of Elegant Destruction,” previews the unique array of weapon types, fluid combo system, and fast-paced battle mechanics” that we’ve come to expect from a Platinum-developed game.

The trailer shows off the game’s four weapon types available to protagonist 2B – an android developed to take Earth back from an invading alien horde as part of the YoRHa squad – including both small and large swords, spears, and combat bracers (along with a range of guns). These weapons can be switched mid-combo to maximize 2B’s range of abilities and effectiveness.

The world of NieR: Automata is a desolate and empty wasteland covered with sand and collapsed buildings. Aliens have invaded Earth and unleashed an army of robots, forcing humanity to take refuge on the moon. 2B and YoRHa Squad are humanities last hope of defeating the machines and taking their home back from the savage invaders.

The battles in the trailer range from small skirmishes with man-sized droids, to a set-piece battle against a massive, smoke spewing robot with saw blades for hands.

As we mentioned previously, players can download a free demo for the PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Store.

The European Day 1 Edition will come with an awesome T-Shirt as well, something that NieR: Automata creator Yoko Taro insists that you know.

NieR: Automata is developed by Platinum Games and Square Enix and releases on March 7 for PlayStation 4. The PC version will come at a later date.


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