NieR: Automata will be coming out on March 7th in North America and March 10th in Europe. But, on December 22 a demo will be available on the PS4. While not much has been released on the demo Square Enix has announced, “with an abandoned factory as the backdrop, the demo follows android 2B’s mission to destroy a massive enemy weapon that lies within.” There has been no word on a PC demo but the game will also be available on Steam.
There will also be two boxed editions. The first is the Day One edition which includes reversible box art as well as digital content. The other is a Black Box edition with a steel-book case, 2B Figurine, artbook, soundtrack, and the same digital content. This edition can only be found on Square Enix’s online store and costs $190. Additionally, the other versions are available for pre-order at many major retailers.
NieR: Automata was announced at E3 in 2015. It is the sequel to NieR which released in 2010. The new third person RPG is a collaboration with Platinum Games, best known for their Bayonetta games. That should improve the combat, but the studio has clarified that NieR: Automata is not a fighting game. In the game machine lifeforms take over the Earth and humans take refuge on the moon for some time before sending androids to take on the machines. Players are part of the android infantry known as YoRHa, sent by The Council of Humanity as a resistance.
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