Via Twitter, Japanese media localization publisher Viz Media announced that two novels that adapt the Nier: Automata story will be making their way outside of Japan starting this year. Nier: Automata – Long Story Short will be launching in October 2018. Then, Nier: Automata – Short Story Long will follow sometime in 2019.
The first novel, Nier: Automata – Long Story Short is a full adaptation of the video game, and is written by Jun Eishima. Eishima is no stranger to Square Enix novelizations, having written Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero – Promise. Eishima also contributes to Nier: Automata – Short Story Long, which is a collection of short stories expanding on the universe. Also contributing is Yoko Taro, director of the Nier series.
Nier: Automata was a big, surprise hit for Square Enix on the PS4, and continues to be a fixture in the JRPG community. Automata was originally released in Japan in January 2017, and followed to North America in March. These novels were released in Japan in August and October 2017, respectively.
Source: Viz Media via Twitter