NieR: Automata will launch for PlayStation 4 on March 7 in North America and Europe, Square Enix announced during the PlayStation Experience 2016 keynote.
The PC version is scheduled for a general 2017 release.
A demo of NieR: Automata will be available to download via the PlayStation Store within the next few weeks.
In North America, Square Enix will release both “Black Box” and “Day One” editions of NieR: Automata. These editions have not been confirmed for release in Europe. Get the details below, via the PlayStation Blog:
Black Box Edition
For gamers in search of exclusive items to complement the fast-paced action, we’re proud to present the NieR: Automata “Black Box Edition,” exclusive to PS4.
Back at E3 2016 we showed off a prototype of the 2B statue during our Square Enix Presents livestream. Seeing the fully developed statue here and how awesome 2B looks, it brings an android tear to my eye.
Black Box Edition for PS4 — $189.99 (exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store)
- 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 will be limited, so be sure not to miss out as the “Black Box Edition” will be available exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store
Day One Edition
The Day One Edition includes amazing digital bonus content and a reversible box art featuring character illustrations from Akihiko Yoshida.
The in-game Pod Support System is useful both in and outside of battle, and can be enhanced throughout the game. The Day One Edition comes with some great pod skins, including designs that are reminiscent of consoles from eons past.
Day One Edition for PS4 — $59.99
- 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
VVisit the game’s official website here.
Watch a new trailer below. View high-res versions of the special edition packaging at the gallery.
Update 12/05/16 at 9:00 a.m.: Added clarification about the PC release date via a press release sent out by Square Enix this morning. Here is an extended trailer:
Update 12/05/16 at 8:13 p.m.: Square Enix has confirmed that the PC version will launch day and date with the PlayStation 4 version.