Square Enix have confirmed a March release for NieR on both PC and console
Square Enix have confirmed that NieR: Automata will release for PC and the PS4 on the same date in the west, unless you’re ok with the Japanese version, in which case you only need to wait till February. It’s set to release on March 7th in North America and March 10th in Europe and Australia.
NieR: Automata is the sequel to NieR which released back in 2010 for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. If you’ve played NieR then you probably have a better idea about the game than any of us do because from what we’ve heard, it’s one weird game. But hey, weird can be great and NieR was apparently pretty good; good enough to have quite the cult following. The first one was a solid RPG from what we’ve heard, so we’re quite excited to try Automata out, now that it’s releasing for PC as well.
The console release dates for NieR: Automata were confirmed during the recent PlayStation Experience keynote event, which showcased a lot more soon-to-release and recently released titles. We’ve put a list of our favourite trailers from the event here.
And just incase you missed the trailer, here it is again.
From the looks of it, it’s got a very fast-paced Devil May Cry combat feel to it. Combat looks flashy and cool and the general aesthetic of the environments look pretty good too.
Developer Platinum Games are no strangers to action games and have several titles like Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, and the soon to release Scalebound under their belt. So you can be sure that the action will be good.
Most of us here don’t know about NieR because we’re not primarily console gamers, but the sequel has been confirmed for PC as well, and therefore it has our attention. We’re not saying that we ignore console games, just that we’re now actively looking out for this one.
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