The ESRB has now rated NieR: Automata giving us some details on what the full game will include. The game is recommended for mature players only.
As you can guess, Nier: Automata received the M for Mature rating so people over 17 are the recommended age to play it. The content descriptors are: “Blood, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Violence”
The rating summary says: “This is an action game in which players assume the role of androids attempting to save Earth from extraterrestrial machines. Players use swords, spears, lances, and lasers to destroy enemy robots in melee-style combat. Large explosions and realistic gunfire are frequently heard during combat.
Some sequences depict blood and additional acts of violence against human-like characters: a man impaled through the chest with a sword, resulting in large blood-splatter effects; character lying in pools of blood after getting stabbed. Some characters wear revealing outfits with partially exposed buttocks; one male character is depicted nude (without genitalia). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.”
As you can see from the description, this game has some graphic scenes of violence and one dude that is completely nude. Many Japanese video games don’t tend to be so “PC” as they are not so sensitive to people wearing skimpy clothing all of the time.
Nier: Automata is the newest game in the series, although it doesn’t share too much in common with the original game. It’s set in the same universe although you are playing as a new character. This game is being developed by PlatinumGames so you will know the action should be fast, fluid and a whole lot of fun.
The game will be out in North America on March 7th, 2017 and in Europe on March 10th, 2017. It will be available for the PS4 and PC platforms.