NieR: Automata – the action RPG from Square Enix and PlatinumGames – will be getting a playable demo for PlayStation 4 users on December 22.
Just in time for the Christmas break, the demo will give players an abandoned factory to explore. Players will control android 2B on her mission to find and destroy a massive enemy weapon that lies within the complex.
Here’s a run-down of the game’s story from an official press release:
Invaders from another world attack without warning—unleashing the machine lifeforms. In the face of this seemingly insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.
Humanity develops an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.
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…
NieR: Automata is set to release for PlayStation 4 on March 10, 2017. No date has been given for the PC version. You can watch the latest footage of the game from the PlayStation Experience here.