Today Square Enix released a new video featuring NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro, along with Producer Yosuke Saito.
The movie plans to thank the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences to its D.I.C.E. Award given to the game as Best RPG of 2017.
Naturally, it wouldn’t be a Yokyo Taro movie with no hilarious role, that has origins in the service itself. When the award for NieR: Automata was announced, nobody from Square Enix was present to get it, resulting in a tiny embarrassing moment.
As the video message clarifies, Square Enix simply didn’t expect to get the award, or so the movie ends with Takano-san from advertising prostrating himself to apologize while sporting a spare Yoko Taro Mask.
To be honest, with how many Japanese games are treated at these mainstream awards, I can’t really blame them for not even expecting it.
You can check out the movie below. We recently discovered the game passed 2.5 million components summing up sales and shipments.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can also read our overview.