Switch owners will soon get to see what the world of NieR is all about, as NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa heads to Switch on October 6th, 2022. There’s no doubt the Switch port will create a whole new wave of NieR fans, and some of those will be eager to check out the upcoming anime as well.

We recently shared two trailers for the NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a anime, and those have been followed by some fresh details on the show’s story. It turns out the anime will be taking things in a slightly different direction than the game.

NieR:Automata game creator Yoko Taro is going to be involved with the anime as well, and he’s revealed just how different the two will be.

“Nier: Automata was a story we created to be a game, so copying it as-is wouldn’t make an interesting story for an anime. I’m the one going around and breaking things for [Aniplex], so if anyone is dissatisfied [with the anime’s story], it’s likely to be my fault.”

[Yoko Taro]

As for just how different the anime series will take things, we’ll have to wait until it’s launch in 2023 to find out. Until then, we have an official synopsis to go off of.

The stage is a far future where humanity is defeated by the moon in front of the overwhelming force of ‘mechanical life forms’ that aliens carry out. 2B belonging to the newly organised Android unit YoRHa will throw themselves into a fierce battle to recapture the earth”.

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