Countdown Illustration for “NieR:Automata” Revealed

There are only a few more days until NieR:Automata, the highly anticipated action RPG, releases in Japan on February 23. In preparation for that day, a countdown illustration was uploaded to the game’s official Twitter account.

For those unfamiliar, Square Enix describes the game below:

“Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon. The humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.
In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world…

NieR: Automata is a new third-person action RPG follow-up to the 2010 cult hit, NieR. Offering a fresh blend of action and RPG gameplay styles, NieR: Automata is currently being developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames, the studio known for its groundbreaking advancements in the action genre.”

The game will be released on March 7 in North America and should be available worldwide by March 10. Preorders are still being accepted for both the PC and PS4 editions at the price of $59.99. The $189.99 PS4 Black Box edition is currently sold out with a waiting list.