During the PlayStation Experience this weekend, Square Enix Ltd., revealed that NieR: Automata will be available in Europe for the PlayStation 4 from 10th March 2017. Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., the exciting new action role-playing game centres around the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2, and their ferocious battle to reclaim a post-apocalyptic world abandoned by humanity 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 on the PlayStation Network.
Also, SQUARE ENIX confirmed details of a limited “Black Box Edition”. The coveted Black Box Edition will be available in limited quantities from the Square Enix Online Store. Housed within a sleek black Collector’s Edition box, the Black Box Edition will include:
“Black Box Edition” for PlayStation 4 system
- The NieR: Automata game
- Exquisitely crafted YoRHa “2B” Figurine
- Hardback 64-page art book detailing the stunning artwork and illustrations from the game
- Exclusive steel bookcase 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)
- Additional bonus DLC content, including Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Play System Pod Skin, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin
- As well as the Black Box Edition, a special Limited Edition includes an exclusive Steelbook case featuring character illustrations from Akihiko Yoshida along with extra digital bonus content. The Limited Edition will be available from select retailers. Further details will follow at a later date.
A Day One Edition will also be available and will include reversible box art featuring character illustrations from Akihiko Yoshida, as well as six pieces of bonus DLC 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 on 10th March 2017 for the PlayStation 4.
Story of NieR: Automata
Invaders from another world attack without warning—unleashing the machine lifeforms. In the face of this seemingly insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.
Humanity develops an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.
In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on. A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world.
Stay tuned to GamEir as we learn more about what is likely to be a sleeper hit in early 2017.