Nier: Automata Slated for March 7th in the West

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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Nier Automata | Day One Edition

During the Playstation Experience event today, Square Enix announced the release date for Nier Automata for the west. The game comes out March 7th, less than two weeks after the Japanese release. Furthermore, a demo was announced, but no word yet when we will be seeing that other than “soon.”

Square Enix also announced two different versions of the game: the Black Box Edition and the Day One Edition. The Black Box Edition will be $189 and sold exclusively on the Square Enix Online Store.

Contents of the Black Box Edition:

  • A sleek black Collector’s Edition box housing the below exclusive content.
  • The Nier: Automata game.
  • Exquisitely crafted YoRHa “2B” Figurine.
  • Hardback 64-page artbook detailing the stunning artwork and illustrations from the game.
  • Exclusive steelbook case featuring artwork from renowned Akihiko Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV / Bravely Default).
  • Hauntingly beautiful soundtrack containing 13 live recorded songs from Nier and Nier: Automata, composed by veteran Keiichi Okabe from Monaca, Inc. (Tekken / Drakengard / Nier).
  • All Day One Edition digital content, including: Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Play System Pod Skin, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin.

Copies are limited, so be sure to keep an eye on their website when it goes live.

Contents of the Day One Edition:

  • The Nier: Automata game.
  • Six pieces of exclusive digital content, including: Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Play System Pod Skin, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin
  • Reversible box art featuring character illustrations from Akihiko Yoshida.

Nier Automata is being developed by Platinum Games with assistance from original team members from the first game, such as series creator Taro Yoko. Like the original, it will be published by Square Enix. The game will be available on Playstation 4 and PC.


About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.

  • Mr0303

    Good thing that they are making a demo available. With the recent Platinum record it may help convince me to get it.

  • Mr0303

    Also the Play System skin is a nice homage.

  • catazxy

    Best blind girl/android on the market.

    (when it comes out…)

  • Zeonis

    Black Box Edition pre-ordered!

  • Panpopo

    The collector’s edition is now up. I am so hyped!!