We were shown a couple new DLC costumes, one for each of the main three cast members in the game. The new costumes resemble that of Kaine, young Nier, and older Nier’s (brother version only) clothes from the previous game.
? Mond Tr?nen PhilharmoNikeR
This weekend?(Saturday, April 15) was the fan concert produced by the Mond Tr?nen PhilharmoNikeR, aka Lunar Tear Orchestra, aka Tsuki Oke, solely focusing on the music from the original NieR. As it was completely a fan production, there was no direct involvement with anyone official at Square Enix or MONACA; however, a certain amount of approval from them was necessary to put on the concert at all.
This concert was a product of love by fans, for fans, and as a huge fan myself, I *needed* to be part of it! <3
The 6th official live broadcast will air a little bit later today. We’re not exactly sure what the topic of discussion will be, but the sub-title for this broadcast lists it as basically “Celebrating 1M Sales”.
- Date: Monday, April 17
- Time: 8:00 PM (Japan Standard Time)
Scheduled appearances by:
- Yoko Taro (Director)
- Saito Yosuke (Producer)
- Taura Takahisa (Game Designer, Platinum Games)
- Special Guest: ???
In the No.1480?issue of Famitsu Magazine released on April 13, Producer Saito Yosuke blatantly suggested that info on future DLCs may be dropping soon.
I’m sure I’ve talked about this in the past, but then again I’m not sure if I ever wrote a post about it here. I’m relatively active on various different places online that I tend to forget where I talked about stuff. orz I have a very bad short-term memory…
Anyway, here’s a brief look at the actual tickets for the upcoming NieR music concerts here in Japan.
First off is the Mond Tr?nen Philharmoniker aka?Tsuki Oke (short for Tsuki no Namida Orchestra) completely fan based orchestra. Participation for this concert was pretty open, but it was probably a good thing if participants were somewhat musically experienced. I found out about this through Twitter and signed up as soon as I could and they apparently accepted me!?I will be singing Soprano 2. I’m sure I’ll have lots more to talk about this once the event is over! Yesterday was our final rehearsal! The actual concert will be on Saturday, April 15!
Below are a couple *free* tickets I received to give to my friends…
Secondly, there are?also several official NieR concerts coming up. The first is on April 23 in Osaka and then later on May 4th & 5th in Tokyo. Unlike our fan-based event, this one is “orchestrated” by Square Enix with official performances by Emi Evans and J’Nique Nicole. This particular event was probably made possible by the HUGE demand for tickets at the last NieR concert, last year on April 16.
Below, is a shot of one of my tickets…
There will probably be lots more to discuss about these events once they’ve come and gone, so please look forward to that! <3
Today is the official release of the NieR:Automata original soundtrack, but I picked it up last night. I reserved it from the Shinjuku Tower Records store some time ago to get a chance to attend the signing event later tonight. I heard from other friends who were trying to get a ticket to participate in the signing event that it was pretty random how tickets were being given out. From my understanding, priority was given to those who reserved a copy of the soundtrack ahead of time, but apparently the time when reservations were made and the time when you went into the store to pick up your copy also had a hand in determining who would be given an event ticket. How much of this is accurate, I’m not really sure, since it was purely word of mouth from my other Japanese friends.
So, I was really nervous when I went to the store after work last night… but the clerk gave me a ticket like it was nothing. xD I tried to hid my excitement while at least showing some level of gratitude. 😛
I’m working on adding the track list in both English and Japanese here, but WordPress really dislikes tables… and I’m really particular when my tables don’t display correctly… 🙁 I’ll try to upload that as soon as I can.
Kasane has a long history of creating some exquisitely, high-detailed cosplays for many fandoms. Especially for DOD/NieR fans, she has also portrayed any of Yoko Taro’s characters such as Kaine, Zero, and now 2B!
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And this is another great video unrelated to Kasane herself, but somewhat on topic. This is a short video of model and sword-dancer Kaori Kawabuchi who did the motion capture for Zero and 2B among others (via Facebook):
It seems as though NieR:Automata will have?yet another collaboration with a game. This time it’s for the iOS/Android game Valkyrie Anatomia -The Origin-.?The collaboration event is scheduled for March 27th! 😀
2B will be a playable character and 2B’s signature sword,?Virtuous Contract (replica), will be a ?6 weapon that any character can use.
Equip it with 2B herself, and her stats will go up! 2B’s voice actress, Ishikawa Yui, will also be lending her voice for the game!
I’m currently working on compiling a couple things from the game. I’ve got all the Intel Archives up (English only) and I’m in the process of typing up all the Weapon Stories (English & Japanese). Be sure to check back again soon to see what’s new!
Also, please take a look at the Quick Reference links on the right side of the page. You’ll find all sorts of handy links there. I’ve updated and taken out a couple excessive links from the NieR:Automata section since it was in need of restructuring. xD
But just to be concise, here are the new links:
Intel Archives??<spoiler warning>
?? I typed all the English directly from the game myself.
? ? ?All Japanese text is courtesy?of the Japanese wiki page.
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Last Edit:?2017-03-14 -?11:06:37 PM
Two Automata related novellas in the NieR:Automata World Guide book, published in tandem with the original Japanese release of the game on February 23:
- Orbital Base Station ?Bunker? – Observation Diary by Eishima Jun
- The Memory Cage by Eishima Jun
??This novella has 6 separate sections that tend to shift the perspective between 9S and 2B. It’s never clearly stated when it’s supposed to take place, but simply from the narrative, the reader is lead to believe that this is sometime before the start of the game, on a mission to the desert zone.
? These are notes and translations I made after a quick read-through.
Further details and/or corrections will come at a later date.
MAJOR SPOILERS for portions of the game are included in the material below.?Please don’t read further if you don’t want to be spoiled.
According to 4Gamer, NieR:Automata ranks #1 in weekly sales for consumer games, selling a total of 198,542 copies with a score of 85 in customer reviews!