NieR: Automata Reveals New Prequel Novel “YoRHa Boys”

NieR: Automata Reveals New Prequel Novel "YoRHa Boys"

We’ve some exciting news for those that gobbled up the NieR: Automata books Long Story Short and Short Story Long. The newly minted Square Enix Manga & Books imprint has announced that another novel is on the way that will take place in the world of NieR: Automata, this time acting as a prequel to the events of the game. Titled YoRHa Boys, the new novel will focus on – you guessed it – the boys of YoRHa.

Square Enix made the announcement over on its website for the new imprint, revealing some interesting information about the upcoming novel. “Based on the stage drama “Project YoRHa,” YoRHA Boys recounts events that occurred before the time frame of Nier:Automata,” the website reads.

Written by bestselling novelist Jun Eishima and supervised by Yoko Taro, this is the previously untold tale of the formation of YoRHa Experimental Unit M, the beginning of both “curse” and “punishment,” of androids dreaming of the glory of mankind.”

The actual synopsis of the novel reads a bit differently, though, mimicking some of the lingo and formatting from the award-winning game that the book is based on. Check it out below:

  • FROM: Support System Model Delta Code 153
  • REPORT: This volume contains a record of combat capabilities and operational behaviors of YoRHa Experimental Unit M.
  • DEFINITION: YoRHa Experimental Unit M is a squadron composed of YoRHa male type models, established for the purpose of collecting a full range of behavioral data on said models. Highly classified.
  • This volume contains data of the time period they were “alive.” Data on the status of the time period after they “lived” is contained in other NieR:Automata novel volumes.
  • RECOMMENDATION: [ref &NieR:Automata Long Story Short] [ref &NieR:Automata Short Story Long]

The new novel will hit store shelves on October 13, 2020.

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Ryan "Cinna" Carrier3026 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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