Nier: Automata Gets Character Descriptions and Artwork On the English Site

More of the lore is filled in for NieR: Automata fans.

The official English website for Square Enix and Platinum Games’ highly anticipated action RPG NieR: Automata has been updated today with a lot of cool stuff fans should find interesting. The website has also been updated with a synopsis of the game’s story.

“Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon.

The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back their planet. To break the deadlock, the Resistance deploys a new unit of android infantry: YoRHa .

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…” 

Profiles for characters 2B, 9S, and A2 have also been fleshed out, giving more depth and dimension to the world.

Official name: YoRHa No. 2 Type B 

A blade…with a quiet volition.

An all-purpose battle android deployed as a member of the automated infantry squad, YoRHa.

She is equipped with a sword for close-quarters combat, and can attack from range using the “Pod” tactical support system.

Members of YoRHa forgo names and are referred to only by their codes.

Though regulations forbid them from expressing emotions, each model has its own distinguishing personality, and 2B is comparatively cool, calm, and collected.

Official name: YoRHa No. 9 Type S

A soul…and an ephemeral kindness.

Though he has the ability to attack, this YoRHa android specializes in research missions and excels in collecting information, mainly by hacking.

Within YoRHa, 9S is comparatively varied in his emotional expressions and has a kind personality.

Official name: YoRHa Type A No. 2 

A vortex…of the past and hatred.

The Type A is a YoRHa prototype model that is no longer in use. She specializes in close-range attacks.

She was operated on a trial basis in the process of developing official models such as 2B and 9S.

Personality-wise, she has little to say and always acts independently.

NieR: Automata is slated for a March 7th release on PS4 for North America, and a March 10th release in Europe.