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Upcoming NieR: Automata DLC Out in the West Same Day as Japan

[embedded content] Square Enix confirmed today that NieR: Automata‘s upcoming DLC, 3C3C1D119440927, comes out in the West on the same day that Japan gets it. We were previously told that the content will be out in Japan on May 2 for 1,500 Yen (approximately $14 USD). 3C3C1D119440927 includes three new colosseums and additional sub-quests, upon completion of which you can earn the following rewards: Costumes from the previous Japanese release, NieR: Replicant, for androids 2B, 9S and A2 Records that add special music tracks to the players’ jukebox New equipment and cosmetic accessories such as hairspray that allows you to change the color of 2B and A2’s hair Masks with unique “on equip” effects Special bullets that change the appearance of enemy bullets You can check out some previously released gameplay here. For more on NieR: Automata and related coverage, head over to our dedicated game hub. Any of our readers planning to buy the DLC? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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NieR: Automata PS4 Version Crosses 500,000 Sales Milestone in Japan and Asia

Earlier in April, Platinum Games and Square Enix announced that NieR: Automata has sold more than one million copies worldwide, which includes physical copies shipped and digital copies sold. This weekend, both companies celebrated crossing the 500,000 sales milestone on PlayStation 4 in Japan and Asia alone. You can see a little celebration via the tweet below: PlayStation®4版『NieR:Automata』アジア地域での発売を4/27に控え、SIE台北オフィスにて行われた発売直前イベントにて、日本&アジア累計出荷・DL販売本数の50万本突破確定が発表されました。たくさんのご支援ありがとうございます。 #NieR#ニーアpic.twitter.com/gPKADjtfhT — NieR公式PRアカウント (@NieR_JPN) April 21, 2017 The developer thanked fans for their ongoing support, with Square Enix producer Yosuke Saito adding (translation via Siliconera): It makes me truly happy to see it surpass 500,000 in Japan & Asia for PS4 alone. Thank you very much. PS4版だけで日本&アジア累計50万本超えは本当に嬉しいっす(´;ω;`)ありがとうございます… https://t.co/DfXLa7cRjF — 齊藤陽介 Yosuke Saito (@SaitoYosuke_Z) April 21, 2017 According to latest figures, the PS4 version of NieR: Automata has sold over 315,000 copies in Japan alone through physical and digital retailers since launch in February. The game has yet to release in some countries where it’ll be out next Thursday on April 27. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Nier Automata DLC Lets You Fight Square-Enix and Platinum Games CEOs

Nier: Automata isn’t afraid to break the fourth wall if the occasion calls for it. To that end, the game’s upcoming DLC will allow players to face off against two real-life bosses: Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Platinum Games president and CEO Kenichi Sato. As pointed out by EuroGamer, these two executives aren’t canon to the game. The quest giver tells players “What you’re about to see may end up destroying your sense of immersion. Are you okay with that?” Players can choose either “Immersion schmimmersion!” or “I most certainly am not.” If they choose the first option, they’ll get this. Yosuke Matsuda unleashes a flood of harmful purple orbs when players are far, and a series of lightning-fast kicks when they get in close. Kenichi Sato appears out of thin air when Matsuda’s health is around fifty percent. The Platinum Games president has similar attacks to that of the Square-Enix CEO. Both are formidable on their own, but when they combine their powers, they give players one hell of a challenge. [embedded content] Having the bosses of each of the companies behind Nier: Automata be in-game bosses READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

Upcoming NieR: Automata DLC, 3C3C1D119440927, Includes New Colosseums & Sub-Quests

[embedded content] Square Enix has announced that a new set of DLC, titled 3C3C1D119440927, is coming soon to NieR: Automata for PlayStation 4 and PC. A release window and price in North America and Europe weren’t given today, but the DLC will be out on May 2 in Japan for 1,500 yen (approximately $14 USD). With 3C3C1D119440927, you’ll find three new colosseums to challenge, as well as additional sub-quests. After completing these challenges and quests, you can earn the following rewards: Costumes from the previous Japanese release, NieR: Replicant, for androids 2B, 9S and A2: Revealing Outfit (2B), Young Man’s Outfit (9S), Destroyer Outfit (A2) Records that add special music tracks to the players’ jukebox New equipment and cosmetic accessories such as hairspray that allows you to change the color of 2B and A2’s hair Masks with unique “on equip” effects Special bullets that change the appearance of enemy bullets As you can see in this video, enemies in the Colosseum include Square Enix President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda, and Platinum Games President and CEO Kenichi Sato: [embedded content] NieR: Automata has sold more than one million copies worldwide. You can read our review over here. [Source: PlayStation Blog, Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Fight Square Enix's CEO In Nier: Automata's DLC

And not only does Nier: Automata’s upcoming DLC let you battle Square Enix exec Yosuke Matsuda, but also Platinum Games honcho Kenichi Sato. Advertisement The downloadable content, dubbed “3C3C1D119440927,” comes with three different costumes as well as arena battles with rewards to the winners. Via Famitsu, here are said costumes: Sadly, you cannot dress up Square Enix boss Yosuke Matsuda in these outfits. You can, however, fight Matsuda, who was last seen as a boss in the FFXV “Mystery Disc” demo. (Oh, and around the Square Enix offices.) This time around, he and Sato spray the screen with their heads. They seem like tough bosses! 3C3C1D119440927 will be out May 2 in Japan on the PS4 and Steam. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Bayonetta

Original Bayonetta Charater Designer Releases Gorgeous Illustration to Celebrate PC Launch

Platinum Games shared an illustration of Bayonetta by the original character designer, Mari Shimazaki, to celebrate the remastered release of the fast paced action game on PC. …Read More The post Original Bayonetta Charater Designer Releases Gorgeous Illustration to Celebrate PC Launch by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.

Drakengard

Nier: Automata Is a Game of the Year, and Here Are Tons of Spoilers Why

I tried to show Nier: Automata to a colleague. I told him that it’s an example of how a game can be art, exploring philosophical questions with fantastic audio and visual presentation, coupled with mechanics that are both rock-solid on their own right and play with how we interact with games. Then he saw a blindfolded teenage boy walk out of a vending machine. Nier: Automata is a masterpiece, but one that’s still really weird in a really Japanese way. That’s because Yoko Taro is an auteur game designer in the vein of Suda 51, Swery65, and Hideo Kojima: a Japanese game developer with unique vision, and is also a huge weirdo. I don’t use that term lightly. The dude wears a skull-faced moon mask in public. Anyway, Nier: Automata. I’m going to warn you, the rest of this post will be full of spoilers for Nier: Automata, Nier, and Drakengard. If you’re remotely interested in taking the full Nier: Automata ride, you should stop reading right now, get the game, and play through it three times. Don’t worry, it won’t be repetitive. If you’re okay with spoilers, read on. It’s time to dissect exactly how Yoko Taro is incredible….

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NieR: Automata Crosses One Million Copies Sold

[embedded content] Available on PlayStation 4 and PC, NieR: Automata has sold more than one million copies, Square Enix announced today. This number includes physical copies shipped and digital copies sold. “Upon its release for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PC last month, the game received critical acclaim across the world for its fantastic blend of action-packed high-speed 60fps battles, and deep, captivating storyline from Director Yoko Taro (Nier, Drakengard series),” Square Enix said. In Japan, the PS4 version of NieR: Automata has sold over 315,000 copies through physical and digital retailers since launch in February. Automata launched in March in Europe, and debuted in 6th on the UK retail chart. We won’t know how NieR did in the United States until later this month when Sony releases their PlayStation Store charts and the NPD releases their retail sales data. You can still grab the NieR: Automata demo from the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe). READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Get an Inside Look at the Unusual Work Style of NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro

[embedded content] Our friends over at Toco Toco TV have shared an interesting video with us that gives us an inside look at NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro’s life and unique work style. For those who aren’t aware of Toco Toco TV, it’s a channel that follows Japanese artists and creators who introduce us to places in Japan that inspire them alongside giving us a glimpse into their lives and work. This particular episode takes you to Platinum Games’ office. Here’s an overview of what to expect from the brief feature (English subtitles available): Yoko will introduce us to his rather peculiar work style, before taking us to Shinsaibashi at THE SILVER BALL PLANET, an arcade specialized in vintage pinball machines. He will share with us his fascination for pinball and the little universes contained within each machine. We will then continue our conversation at his apartment where he will tell us more about his philosophy and his work. After dusk, we will head with Yoko to Osaka’s dynamic Dotombori area for drinks with the producer Yosuke Saito and Takahisa Taura, who worked as a game designer and had a key role on NieR: Automata according to Yoko; the READ…

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NieR: Automata and Nioh Are the Best Selling Games in Japan for February

The data for February’s game sales in Japan has been released by Famitsu, which reveals that NiOh and NieR: Automata were the best-selling full-priced games in Japan for the month. Here’s the top 10 list of best-selling digital games in Japan for February: Assassin’s Creed Unity (PS4) – 133,943 Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (PS4) – 126,689 Let it Die (PS4) – 63,675 NiOh (PS4) – 43,724 NieR: Automata (PS4) – 38,180 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PS4) – 23,645 Super Robot Wars V (PS4) – 17,904 For Honor (PS4) – 14,627 Super Robot wars V (PS Vita) – 10,851 Dragon Quest Monster Joker 3 Professional (3DS) – 8,776 According to the list, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag technically the topped the charts but that was mostly due to both games going on sale and being sold for only 100 Yen. Additionally, Grasshopper Manufacturer’s free-to-play game Let it Die was also sold for 108 Yen simply due to it getting a CERO Z rating in the country. Excluding those three titles, NiOh and NieR: Automata were able to top the charts with 43,724 and 38,180 digital copies sold, respectively. After adding in Famitsu’s earlier released READ…

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NieR: Automata Original Soundtrack Now Available on iTunes and Amazon

The acclaimed JRPG NieR: Automata has its full soundtrack available for your viewing pleasure, with the 46-track collection available on iTunes and Amazon. …Read More The post NieR: Automata Original Soundtrack Now Available on iTunes and Amazon by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Every Time Nier Automata Ends, It Gets Better

Nier Automata is a game that gains meaning through repetition. The ending to the game changes following multiple playthroughs. Players see events from new perspectives and learn new information that recontextualizes past actions. It’s given us a lot to think about. Mike and Heather dissect the story in this discussion. SPOILERS AHEAD Heather Alexandra: So. Nier Automata. Holy crap, this game is something wild. There’s five endings to the main plot plus over twenty other “bad” and “joke” endings. To be honest, I’m not even sure where to start. Advertisement Mike Fahey: Perhaps you had better start at the beginning, which is a very different place from any of the main endings. At the onset of the game we are told that humanity has retreated to the moon following an invasion of alien machines, leaving behind a force of humanoid androids to defeat the invading force and make the world safe for humanity once more. It’s a very noble beginning that gives the player a great sense of purpose. Advertisement Heather: The androids also initially have a strong contrast with the machines. They’re emotive, they READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nier: Automata's Protagonist Would Look At Home On Japan's Most Fashionable Street

Nier: Automata takes place in Earth’s far, far future, in which an android named 2B defends the planet from aliens. But she’s also dressed like a girl on Harajuku street, a street in Shibuya famous for its quirky street style. Advertisement Harajuku street in Shibuya, Tokyo, is home to a vibrant youth culture and exuberant fashion, popularized and documented in the recently shuttered magazine Fruits, edited and shot by legendary street fashion photographer Shoichi Aoki. 2B is dressed in an Elegant Gothic Lolita style. While she shows quite a bit more skin than what you would see in most EGL outfits, she’s still in a heavy black brocade with princess sleeves, making her look both deadly and delicate. It’s a very adult look, while also employing some forms, fabrics and shapes associated with childhood. While 2B has a slit in her skirt all the way up her thigh, her dress is called “skater dress,” a girly, style that flows out from her hips. The cutouts in her top are also lined with lace, which gives the adult sexuality a more innocent, youthful touch. In a way this reminds me of READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nier: Automata PS4 review – Yoko Taro’s super sexy and epic hack-and-slash ARPG

I’ve been wanting to play NieR: Automata since I downloaded the demo about a month ago. Since I did not play the original NieR or any of the Drakengard games that came before Automata, I didn’t know what all I was in for besides a game about Androids on a Post-Apocalyptic Earth with the awesome Hack’n’Slash experience out of any… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!