Nier Automata Ver.1.1a anime will debut in January 2023.
That’s according to a new tweet from game director Yoko Taro, who also shared a new trailer, thankfully with English subtitles, and confirmed that the anime’s main story will differ slightly from the one we know from the game.
Despite Aniplex’s hopes of staying true to the narrative we know and love in the game, Taro explained that “Nier: Automata was a story we created to be a game, so copying it as-is wouldn’t be an interesting story for an anime”. “.
Consequently, you may find differences in the adaptation, but if you find discrepancies between the two that don’t make sense, Taro says, that’s because of him: “I’m the one that goes around and breaks things for them, so if someone is dissatisfied, it’s probably my fault.”
But enough talk; here is the teaser in all its glory. It’s also over eight minutes long, which gives us a good look at how the anime is developing:
“When I heard about making an anime version, I thought, ‘What? So late?'” Taro joked (thanks, PCGN (opens in a new tab)).
We found out that PlatinumGames’ Nier Automata RPG is getting an anime adaptation earlier this year when a new trailer was released as part of Nier Automata’s 5th anniversary livestream event. It follows similar expansions of the Neir universe that have seen it become novels and even stage performances as well.
The anime features protagonists 2B and 9S from Nier Automata and will be produced by anime production and distributor Aniplex, which also worked on video game adaptations for Ace Attorney and Persona 5.
don’t forget that Nier Automata is finally coming to Nintendo Switch on October 6 (opens in a new tab), also. It will come with all the additional content and cosmetics when it arrives, and there will also be some Switch-exclusive cosmetics available at launch.
Don’t you get tired of video game adaptations? Take a look at our list of upcoming video game movies (opens in a new tab) for more to be excited about.