Square Enix has great news for PC gamers today, the publisher announced that the upcoming highly anticipated Action-RPG, NieR: Automata, will be available on Steam globally beginning March 17, 2017. Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S, and A2, and their ferocious battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia abandoned by humankind and overrun by machine lifeforms.
Those who pre-purchase the Steam Day One Edition will receive an exclusive “Valve Character Accessory,” as well as other Day One Edition bonus content, including the Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retry Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin. Fans can pre-purchase now on STEAM. The game is also launching on the PlayStation 4 on March 7, and will be available on Steam globally on March 17. Players can pre-order the PS4 version on authorized retailers like Amazon.com.
If you are new to the game, you can check out the NieR: Automata “Arsenal of Elegant Destruction” trailer below. The publisher describes the trailer stating, “witness the fluid battle movement and fast-paced attacks for the game’s four weapon types: small swords, large swords, spears, and combat bracers. Players can unlock new skill and upgrades for weapons, which include their “Pod” ranged support system.”
In the game invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon. The humans develop 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.