Starting from a rumor that spread in early February, who would have thought that we are only counting the days until the anime adaptation for the popular JRPG game NieR: Automata is aired. Apart from skepticism about the quality of anime game adaptations, so far you can say that the quality is quite promising, both from the character design, animation quality, to the atmosphere which is so faithful to the style of the game.
To increase the enthusiasm of fans, recently Aniplex and Square Enix have released a new trailer that shows more scenes than all the previous promotional videos. As an added surprise fans have been given access to download special wallpapers through the official website, only you need to solve a special puzzle to get the password. If you’re lazy, there are Reddit users who happen to have solve the puzzle.
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More than just an ordinary anime adaptation, there has been confirmation from the studio that the series they named NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a will present a special expansion to the story.
This seems to be related to a character named Lily who appears in one of the anime promotions, where she is a member of the Resistance group from the Pearl Harbor Descent story which is easy to miss in the game, not to mention how the story is presented in text form to the light novel.
So this anime will provide an important flashback scene before the NieR: Automata story begins, including the reason why A2 left YoRHa.
You don’t have to wait long, NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a will be broadcast soon on January 7, 2023, aka the end of next week! Meanwhile, those of you who are curious about the game can already play NieR: Automata on almost all platforms, starting from PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC.