Goddess of Victory: Nikke

Cover shooter with gacha elements featuring robot girls.

Story

Humanity is on the brink of extinction as robotic monsters known as "Raptures" have wiped out most of human civilization across the world. The relatively few humans left are hiding in a large underground city known as The Ark, surviving on what resources they can scavenge from the surface or make on their own. In an attempt to fight back against the Raptures and reclaim the surface, humans have created Nikke, humanoid androids in their ideal image, carrying weapons capable of destroying the Raptures.

The player is a newly-graduated Commander tasked with leading a small group of Nikke. After a botched mission on the surface forces them to execute a corrupted Nikke, the Commander is thrust into a conspiracy that threatens not only their own survival, but the survival of the remaining humans in the Ark.

Gameplay

The Commander can choose up to 5 different Nikke to take into battle, balancing their assigned weapons on top of their own strengths and weaknesses against those of the Raptures they will face. Nikke are stuck with their attached weapon, but can equip different gear depending on their class to enhance their base stats.

Battles are done in a cover shooter style, with separate health bars for the Nikke and the cover they are hiding behind. By dragging a finger or stylus across the bottom half of the screen, the player can make their Nikke pop out from cover and automatically fire at whatever enemy the reticle is aiming at, with extra damage for hitting the enemy core with an affinity that they are weak against.

Outside of battle, players can explore a world map in each chapter that displays different enemies that they can fight. There are also hidden Secret Relics that players can collect scattered across most maps. Collecting these relics results in everything from simple flavor text to blueprints that can be used to construct buildings at the Outpost.

Nikke

The titular Nikke are the android girls with guns, formed in mankind's ideal image, which explains why most of them have giant T&A despite providing no tactical advantage (don't think about why some of them look like little girls, that will involve a lot of disturbing questions you don't want to know the answers to). Each Nikke is equipped with one of the following weapons:

  • Assault Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Shotgun
  • Submachine gun (SMG)
  • Sniper Rifle

Split between three classes

  • Attacker
  • Defender
  • Supporter

5 elemental Affinities

  • Water
  • Fire
  • Wind
  • Iron
  • Electric

Gacha

Three rarity types: Rare (R), Super Rare (SR) and Super-Special Rare (SSR). Though most of the Nikke are at SSR tier, the commander only has a 4% chance of drawing one per recruitment, and <1% of getting a specific SSR Nikke.

Commanders can collect 50 SSR gems to exchange for a high-tier Nikke, but even that draw does not guarantee a SSR (only a 60% chance).