Many expected this news to come at Square Enix’s own showcase tomorrow, or maybe this afternoon at Microsoft’s press briefing, but Square Enix couldn’t keep quiet any longer, announcing that Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames’ masterpiece NieR: Automata is coming to Xbox One.
The best part of the new is that Xbox One fans won’t need to wait much longer to play this charming and quirky action-JRPG, as it will be released digitally on the Xbox Store on June 26th.
The Xbox One version will be named NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition, and it will cost $49.99, including the following.
- Base NieR: Automata game ($59.99 value)
- The 3C3C1D119440927 expansion DLC ($13.99 value)
- Grimoire Weiss Pod
- Retro Red Pod Skin
- Retro Grey Pod Skin
- Cardboard Pod Skin
- The Machine Lifeform Mask Accessory
Considering the price and the quality of the game, this is certainly a good deal, finally giving Xbox One players the chance to enjoy a great game, and 2B herself, which is a fantastic added bonus.
In the meanwhile, if you’re not familiar with the game, you can check out my review of the PS4 version.
If you don’t have an Xbox One and for some reason you missed NieR: Automata, the game is currently available for PS4 and PC.
Update: the announcement was removed, which means that this is simply another of the many E3 leaks. We’ll probably see more later today.