The official NieR: Automata novels are coming to Western shores

The official Japanese novels for the beloved action role-playing game NieR: Automata are headed to Western shores. The novels will be translated into English and published by Viz Media, who plans to have the two books released within the next year.

The first book, Long Story Short, is the novelization of NieR: Automata and is written by Yoko Taro and Jun Eishima. Though it follows the story of the game, it has been noted that this novelization will include character thoughts and previously unknown details. It is scheduled to be release on October 9th, 2018, and will cost around $14.99.

The second book, Short Story Long, should include two original stories “Emil’s Recollection” and “YoRHa Ver. 1.05” if it follows the Japanese release. Five previously released stories will also make an appearance alongside the two new ones, these short stories being: “Flames of Prometheus”  “Memory Thorn” “A Much Too Silent Sea” “Orbital Bunker Observation Diary” and “Small Flowers.” These stories are primarily written by Yoko Taro that both answer and create many questions within the world of NieR. It is currently scheduled to release in Spring of 2019.

Sources: Polygon, Gameinformer

NieR: Automata is available now for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.


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