Nier: Automata is just under a month from release, and many fans of the first game will no doubt be clamoring to get it. However, the first game had many critical shortfalls, and sales were less than impressive. As a result many doubted the game would even receive a sequel. To help gamers decide which side of the fence they’ll be on, we’ve compiled a list of fifteen things you should know before you buy the game.
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Automata is set after the events of Nier, but is not closely connected.
Automata will share the world with its predecessor, but the story of the two games will be largely disconnected. Automata occurs at an indeterminate point in time after the first game ends. Gamers looking for a direct sequel to the first game may be disappointed, but the game will likely feel more welcoming to new players as a result.