NieR: Automata Western Release Set for March 7

Square Enix has announced the release date for NieR: Automata.

The Platinum Games-collaborative RPG sequel will be releasing in both North America and Europe on March 7th, 2017 on PC and PlayStation 4. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game.

There’s a variety of versions the game is coming in, which you can find detailed below:


Black Box Edition for PS4 — $189.99

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.

  • 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 for PS4 — $59.99

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.

  • 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

Finally, it’s worth mentioning a demo for NieR: Automata will be coming out in the upcoming weeks.

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  1. Mr0303
    December 3, 2016 at 2:40 pm

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

  2. porkbun
    December 3, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    This game is coming to PC right?

  3. s_fnx
    December 3, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Yes but not confirmation on date yet.

  4. Will3316
    December 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Yes! Reversable box art too!

  5. kenneth
    December 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm


  6. Mr0303
    December 3, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    The Play System skin is a nice homage.

  7. Nagato
    December 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Nah, the Playstation representative who couldn’t have any possible motivation to lie to us on stage said that it’s a Playstation exclusive.


  8. Mea K
    Mea K
    December 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I wasn’t really expecting to get that figure Japan got with their limited edition, but I’m still disappointed.

    At least we’ll be able to use the awesome original cover art — if we preorder the game. (:

    Now we wait for dual audio confirmation.

  9. catazxy
    December 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I cant wait to touch this….game

  10. GameZard
    December 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Is the PC version coming out at the same time?

  11. OSad
    December 3, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I hope the demo is coming out for PC too.

  12. sanic
    December 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Why is the pod just a standard PS1 with legs?

  13. Mea K
    Mea K
    December 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Oh, I see. Thanks for the info!

  14. ScarredBushido
    December 4, 2016 at 12:56 am

    now with the demo coming soon, hopefully it’s a preview of 8-4 abilities. i really want the black box edition ( that fucking figure HNNNNNGGNNGGN ) but i won’t buy if im not confident in the west ver.

  15. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    December 4, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Yeah apologies this was written before I woke up. I fucked up fam