'NieR: Automata' Release Date, News & Update: Is This Game Inspired By 'Final Fantasy?"

By Gloven Ramos , Updated Dec 03, 2016 07:58 PM EST

Square Enix, the publisher of "Final Fantasy," will release their new project "NieR: Automata" next year. Based on the images they tease recently, the new game seems to have a very similar theme style and aura to the "Final Fantasy" game.


New information on "NieR: Automata" has not exactly been abundant during the last quarter of 2016. Square Enix released screenshots image on some settings of the game, showing the background with high quality graphics.

Character YoRHa No. 2 Type B of "NieR: Automata" is noticeably using the Engine Blade, the weapon used by Noctis, a character from "Final Fantasy." The character designs, weapons, style and some game aspects are undoubtedly familiar with the latter.

Actually, it is normal to see many similarities between different games developed by the same company. Same artist and same genre, but Square Enix says that they will be doing a collaboration between "NieR: Automata" and "Final Fantasy XV." Maybe it is the reason why these two have a great similarity.

As the IGN report says, there are plans for "NieR: Automata" original weapons to appear also in "Final Fantasy XV" in the future. These can be equipped by the four protagonists of the video game and may have different effects when held by them.

While "Final Fantasy XV" was released last November, "Nier: Automata" currently has its Japanese release date on February 23, 2017. Forbes report says it seems that "Nier: Automata" will be getting an interesting crossover, and Square Enix is using this crossover at the height of "Final Fantasy XV" marketing push in order to bring more attention to "Nier: Automata."

The "NieR: Automata" game production began in 2014. PlatinumGames is the main developer of the game that will be published by Square Enix. The game will be available in Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4.

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