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NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata Box Art

This game was released on March 07, 2017 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

NieR: Automata is an action RPG developed by Japanese studio PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. It is set in an open world and contains three playable characters, which are unlocked after clearing the previous protagonist’s story route.

Plot-wise, the game takes place an unknown number of years after the events in the original Nier. In an ongoing war between the remnants of humanity and machine invaders from another world, the players control humanity’s strongest weapons, combat androids called YoRHa. NieR: Automata retains the series’ traditional branching storylines and dark atmosphere.

Pre-order bonuses

Nier Automata Day 1 Edition

Pre-order NieR: Automata anywhere to receive the Day One Edition with the following extras:

  • Reversible box art from game’s character designer Akihiko Yoshida
  • Bonus DLC:
    • Machine Mask Accessory
    • Grimoire Weiss Pod
    • Play System Pod Skin
    • Retro Grey Pod Skin
    • Retro Red Skin
    • Cardboard Pod Skin

GameStop will also add exclusive “Retro White” and “Retro Purple” Pod Skins on top of everything listed above.

Black Box Edition

NieR Automata Black Box Edition

The Black Box Edition of NieR: Automata carries a rather hefty price tag of $189.99, and is available exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store. The following goodies are included in addition to the base game:

  • Collector’s Edition box
  • YoRHa 2B (main protagonist) figurine
  • Hardback 64-page artbook
  • Exclusive steelbook case
  • Original soundtrack with 13 live-recorded songs from Nier and Nier: Automata
  • All Day One Edition digital content (Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Play System Pod Skin, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin)

NieR: Automata is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4 on March 7, 2017 in North America, and March 10 in PAL territories. The game is also coming to Steam, albeit at a later date.

Comments

  • Anonymous's avatar
    Anonymous
    June 16, 2017 at 02:00

    Pre-ordering from Gamestop/EB Games offered the “Retro White” and “Retro Purple” pod skins, while pre-ordering from the PlayStation Network offered the “Retro Black” pod skin.

  • oxitran's avatar
    oxitran
    December 31, 2020 at 13:25

    The original game also came with a number of retailer exclusive DLC

    The Machine Head item was supposed to be a Square e-shop exclusive.

    The Cardboard pod skin was supposed to be a Amazon.jp exclusive in Japan.

    The Retro Grey pod skin was originally a pre-order exclusive in Japan, it is unknown as to what it was specific to. In Japan they tend to give out pre-order codes in game guides and magazines that tie into the games release, perhaps this was one.

    The Retro Red pod skin was originally a Game Tsutaya and Tsutaya Online exclusive in Japan.

    The Blue Stripes pod skin is still a Lawson convenience store exclusive. (The sold the game with a bonus code on a small card like you see for xbox live, psplus, and steam credit, in the stores.)

    The Retro Black pod skin was a Geo store exclusive in Japan, and a PSN pre-order only exclusive for the West.

    The Retro Purple and Retro White pod skins are both still gamestop pre-order only exclusive.

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