LOS ANGELES (Dec. 5, 2016) – At the PlayStation Experience this past weekend, SQUARE ENIX® revealed that NieR: Automata™ will be released on March 7, 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., the exciting new action role-playing game centers around the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2, and their ferocious battle to reclaim a post-apocalyptic world abandoned by mankind and overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms.
Fans and newcomers alike are also invited to get their hands on the action-RPG in a newly announced consumer demo, coming soon to the PlayStation™Network.
For gamers in search of exclusive items to complement the fast-paced action of NieR: Automata, Square Enix also announced the “Black Box Edition” and Day One Edition, which include:
“Black Box Edition” for PlayStation®4 system
● A sleek black Collector’s Edition box housing the below exclusive contents
● 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
Day One Edition for PlayStation®4 system
● The NieR: Automata game
● Reversible box art featuring character illustrations from Akihiko Yoshida
● 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
NieR: Automata will be available for the PlayStation®4 system on March 7, 2017 in North America for $59.99 and Steam® in 2017. The “Black Box Edition” is available for pre-order exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store for $189.99. The Day One Edition is available for pre-order at all participating retailers.
The PlayStation Experience trailer is available at: https://youtu.be/QTG2PxyY1tI.
The Release Date announcement trailer is available at: https://youtu.be/afh9qwWiNnA.
Official Page: http://nier-automata.com/
NieR: Automata is currently in development for the PlayStation®4 system and Steam®. This title is rated M (Mature). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.