NieR Automata: An Unknown Secret Area! The final mystery of the game discovered?

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While the Nintendo Switch reissue is fast approaching, the cult NieR: Automata continues to attract gamers, who think they know everything about Yoko Tarō’s famous creation. The community’s latest discovery was, for once, very mysterious… until its producer’s reaction.

Has NieR: Automata really revealed all its secrets? More than five years after its initial release on PC and PlayStation 4, and 3 months from its arrival on Nintendo Switch in its highly anticipated “The End of YoRHa Edition”, PlatinumGames’ cult title (also available on Xbox One) is still being discussed. This time, it was a hitherto unknown area that emerged and heated up the communities, to the point of getting an equally mysterious reaction from a relatively high-ranking game development official.. .

Summary

  • NieR: Automata’s ultimate secret, really?
  • A hidden area that burns networks
  • How to access the secret area of ​​Duplicated City?
  • A mystery that the producer of the game continues!

NieR: Automata’s ultimate secret, really?

NieR Automata: An Unknown Secret Area!  The final mystery of the game discovered?

Does the cloned City reveal all its secrets?

A year and a half ago, the famous modder Lance McDonald end the suspense by revealing a cheat code that Yoko Tarō, the famous designer of the Drakengard/NieR universe, was admired at the time. His March 2018 teaser sounded about “something that has not (yet) been discovered”, she congratulations to the author on the find and announcing that we are done with the mysteries of NieR: Automata, who no longer keep any secrets for anyone. At least, that’s what we believe until the end of July 2022, more than 5 years after the first release of the title edited by Square-Enix

Is NieR: Automata’s ultimate secret really the end?

A hidden area that burns networks

Obviously, an unexpected twist has to happen, and always, MacDonald once announced that this shocking discovery had reached the web. In the chapter “The Duplicated City” (known as “Copied City” and famous for its minimalist architecture in shades of gray) there is a secret door that no one has found since the game was released in March. 2017:

The enigma, however, returned two months ago, when a specific hidden then posted on Reddit a very unusual “How do I get to church?”, initially intrigued his interlocutors who did not see what he was talking about, except possibly a church taken from the final version of the play (we will return to it below). If the question remains unanswered for a long time, video excerpt published later of the author, 4 minutes long and very complete, provoked many reactions, as evidenced by the comments on the YouTube video that reuploaded it:

There seems to be no doubt here: has an entire hidden area, even including a short cutscene, and contains potential references to previous Yoko Tarō titles such as Drakengard 3 or the original NieR from 2010. Is the body of the young woman with the black flower Yonah’s? What is this strange black entity made of floating cubes? Many unanswered questions, which even the “pod” of A2 can’t seem to answer, in an exchange dubbed and subtitled. which suggests that this sequence is real.

The strange church has two more mysteries in a game that has everything.

NieR Automata: An Unknown Secret Area!  The final mystery of the game discovered?NieR Automata: An Unknown Secret Area!  The final mystery of the game discovered?

In addition, as mentioned above, the questions around this church also from 2018, when a reddit post reports a duplicate version of City, found in game files, with many visuals and what will include a church – perhaps a sadfutago suddenly referred to 4 years later? However, it does not explain why or how access to it was revealed in July 2022, or if all this is not finally the work of a talented modder …

That’s a great question! The real problem here is that no one knows what to do, except to activate a QTE against the church wall with the A2 character. It is possible travel with A2 to Duplicate City from the elevator accessible from the cave in the Ruined City, before accessing the tower (at the beginning of chapter 17 on route C). The problem is that sadfutago remains to this day the only player to have seen this QTE appear in this precise area of ​​the game!

First, Players believe in a more elaborate cheat in the form of mod, the game is actually available on PC. However, several problems arise: sadfutago captured this footage from his PS4, the game modding community seems to agree on the impossibility of designing such a complex mod, and “datamining” (roughly, the exploration of the game code) does not allow finding anything concrete on this topic! MacDonald himself insisted on confirming this :

Can’t mod NieR: Automata like this yet, if you want to know if it’s fake.

A similar theory emerged: that secret door, leading inside the Church of the Duplicated City, only accessible in version 1.0 of the game, which is an un-updated disc version. So, we tried to access it by installing the game without updating it from the “one day” disc version removed from the version iron book : even going to the relevant place, to the exact place where the QTE “ROUND“should have appeared, nothing happens:

Even in version 1.0, we can’t find the amazing QTE on the Copied City wall…

NieR Automata: An Unknown Secret Area!  The final mystery of the game discovered?NieR Automata: An Unknown Secret Area!  The final mystery of the game discovered?

A mystery that the producer of the game continues!

The case would have been problematic to stop there; however, to make matters worse, Twitter gave us the shocking reaction to Yosuke Saito, one of the thinking heads of the NieR franchise, closely linked to PlatinumGames as well as publisher Square Enix. The game producer cracks a simple “Eternal mystery…” quoting MacDonald’s tweet, which can only continue the legend!

Unfortunately, for his part, the director Yoko Taro did not publish any reaction on this topic, although fans of the saga (and of this kind of fascinating enigma in the world of video games) are hoping for a potential explanation from the person who probably holds the truth about this strange mystery, another one of those legendary titles that definitely isn’t. lacking.

And you, have you tried to unlock this secret and access the mysterious place of Copied City?

NieR Automata: An Unknown Secret Area!  The final mystery of the game discovered?

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