NieR: Automata Novelizations Coming Soon To The West
NieR: Automata is a massively successful game, one that has inspired tons of fan art, cosplays, and is slowly making its rounds on consoles a la Skyrim. With such a deep and multilayered story, novelizations and short stories for the game have been seriously lacking ever since the game was released last year. Thankfully, that is about to change. Two NieR: Automata novelizations are headed to the West, with one arriving late this year and the next arriving this coming Spring.
The news comes by way of VIZMedia, which revealed at its panel at Anime Expo 2018 that two NieR: Automata novels that were previously released in Japan back in 2017 are being translated by the company for a Western release. A tweet with the official cover art for the novels can be seen below:
— Deb Aoki (@debaoki) July 5, 2018
The upcoming NieR: Automata novels are titled NieR: Automata – Long Story Short, and NieR: Automata – Short Story Long. The former is a straight novelization of the game, written by Jun Eishima (Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero) and our favorite goofy game director Yoko Taro. Short Story Long, on the other hand, features numerous short stories, including one that tells the events of the game from Emil’s perspective. Short Story Long is also written by Jun Eishima and Yoko Taro. Long Story Short will release first in October 2018, with Short Story Long following in Spring 2019.
NieR: Automata is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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