Though the original game received mixed-poor reviews upon its release in , the game developed a cult following in the following years, leading Square Enix to produce a sequel, Nier: Automata , developed by Platinum Games and set for release in Nier was released in by Square Enix. It was initially planned as an entry into the Drakengard series, but was released as its own spinoff. Director Tako Yoko had high creative control over his game, and as a result, the game blends multiple styles and genres. Yoko stated the game was inspired by the events of September 11th, and that he wanted to show how in conflict, both sides believe they are doing the right thing.
NieR: Automata Creator Yoko Taro Responds to Protagonist Butt Controversy
NieR and Drakengard creator Yoko Taro is known for being an oddball of a creator, refusing to show his face in public and donning a life-sized helmet based on one of his characters. His eccentric nature also extends to his games and characters, whom many fans including me love. We conducted a thorough investigation into whether or not this digital sphincter actually exists, and ultimately came up with nothing.
Game director The game Yoko Taro, proves to be a good sport, and is playing along with the buzz surrounding the game's lead character, 2B. The image has since been debunked as photoshopped , but nevertheless, a lot of discussion had been popping up online. This lead to Taro to release a statement, but the director doesn't seem to be as outraged as some people would expect him to be. Taro, however, seems to be having fun with the spark that the images have been able to trigger, and has been joking for the gather all the images they could find of 2B's butt and post them online themselves. He writes, "[translated] Due to 2B's butt controversy, many outrageous drawings are being uploaded, but collecting and passing them around is a pain, so it would be great if someone could zip them all up and distribute them every week.