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NieR: Automata Gets an Update to Fix Item Name That Upset Some Fans

Platinum Games found itself involved in a little bit of controversy this week as NieR: Automata players discovered that the game contains an item called “NIN64” that gets classified as a trash item in player inventory. Although some didn’t think much of it and came up with different theories about what it means, others weren’t having it and demanded that Square Enix and Platinum Games change the item name. They believe the studio was firing shots at Nintendo. Producer Yosuke Saito ended up taking notice of the complaints, and said in a tweet (translation courtesy of Siliconera), that the developer will “change the name of an item you’ve all pointed out.” We can now confirm that NieR: Automata has received an update (1.03) ahead of its Western release that changes the controversial name alongside fixing some bugs. The game releases in the West on March 7. Do our readers think it was a tasteless joke or are players overreacting? Let us know your thoughts. [Source: Siliconera, Gametransfers] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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That's One Lewd Trophy, Nier: Automata

[Image: Square Enix] It’s called “What Are You Doing?” and if you accidentally get this Trophy, you might want to ask yourself the same question. Advertisement Picking up on the game’s cheeky controversy, here is achieving said Trophy. To get it, you need to do this ten times. 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!

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NieR: Automata Gets a Battle Trailer, Trophy List Revealed

[embedded content] In the new NieR: Automata trailer today, titled Arsenal of Elegant Destruction, Square Enix introduces the weapon types, combo system, and battle mechanics. “The game will feature four weapon types available to protagonist 2B (small swords, large swords, spears and combat bracers) that can be switched mid-combo to maximize 2B’s range of abilities and effectiveness,” they said. “Players can also unlock a diverse arsenal of weapons and upgrades to the player’s Pod support system to enhance their gameplay.” Thanking you for playing and rewarding you for viewing the final credits, the full NieR: Automata Trophy list has been revealed by Exophase. We removed potentially story-spoiling Gold and Bronze Trophies, but we left all other Trophies (including the Silver ones for achieving the different endings), so be aware of potential spoilers ahead: Platinum Final Words – Thank you for playing. Gold The Minds That Emerged – View the final credits. Silver One Battle Ends – Achieve ending A. A New Battle Begins – Achieve ending B. Leaving for the New World – Achieve 9S’s ending. Beautiful World – Achieve A2’s ending. Cherish Our Resources – Have 100 bodies collected. The Mercenary – 80% of all quests completed. Weapons Maniac – All READ…

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NieR: Automata Producer Explains Why there Are No Plans for an Xbox One Version at the Moment

In a new statement, Saito talks about the unlikelihood of an Xbox One version of the game after previously stating that he would consider the possibility. …Read More The post NieR: Automata Producer Explains Why there Are No Plans for an Xbox One Version at the Moment by Logan Moore appeared first on DualShockers.

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Square Enix Releases Strange NieR: Automata Pre-Order Video, Says It Has No Plans for Xbox One Release

[embedded content] NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro has a “special message” for fans in Europe. When you pre-order the game, you’ll receive a t-shirt. Pretty straightforward, eh? Except the promotional video above just becomes kind of weird. After announcing the pre-order bonus, Taro hands his mic to Platinum Games’ designer, Taura Takahisa, then proceeds to tackle him, take off his t-shirt and roll over on the ground in excitement, shouting “Shit, Square Enix!” and repeating “NieR: Automata t-shirt!” several times. Interesting. We’re not sure if this is going to encourage anyone to pre-order the game but as of now, the offer only seems to be available at participating retailers in Europe including Amazon UK. In related news, producer Yosuke Saito has told Express UK that the developers have no plans to release NieR: Automata on Xbox One primarily because Microsoft’s console doesn’t have a strong market in Japan. He also said that working on a single console gives the team the added benefit of remaining more focused and ensuring a high quality product. The main reason for this is that the Japanese market for Xbox One is not strong, so the decision was made to focus on PlayStation 4 rather than to READ…

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Here’s 29 Minutes of NieR: Automata Gameplay

[embedded content] In the latest episode of PlayStation Underground, the PlayStation Blog sat down with members of Square Enix to play NieR: Automata on PlayStation 4. During the 29-minute gameplay video, you’ll get to see the Android resistance camp, early open-world gameplay, and some combat (beginning at 3:25). Over on the PS Blog, Square Enix Marketing Lead Francis Santos offered up some details on the open world and backstory of NieR: Automata: The world is in ruins, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden caches strewn across the harsh, dystopian landscapes. The game is open world, and with double jumps, mid-air dashes, and super speed, 2B can reach heights and treasures that no mere human ever could. Mankind has fled to the moon… but life is not completely gone. Yes, don’t forget about the wildlife that inhabits Earth! Using special items to lure them, you can mount creatures to traverse the world and even attack your foes until they’re scrap metal. If you die in NieR: Automata, your memory and data are uploaded into a new body. If you return to the spot of your death, you can either retrieve the body for a bonus or attempt to repair it. Santos adds, “If players attempt READ FULL…

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HMV Japan presents their Nier: Automata Loppi HMV pre-order deal

As the most of you probably already know by now, Platinum Games upcoming action/RPG “Nier: Automata” is now less than two weeks away from release in Japan (February the 23rd, for the PS4 to be exact), and the North American and Europe release isn´t all that far away in time either (NA gets the game on the 7th of March, and Europe… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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HMV Game Japan presents their Nier: Automata Loppi HMV pre-order deal

As the most of you probably already know by now, Platinum Games upcoming action/RPG “Nier: Automata” is now less than two weeks away from release in Japan (February the 23rd, for the PS4 to be exact), and the North American and Europe release isn´t all that far away in time either (NA gets the game on the 7th of March, and Europe… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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NieR: Automata “Glory to Mankind” Trailer Features Battle Scenes and More

[embedded content] Square Enix has released a brand new trailer for NieR: Automata to help us learn more about androids 2B, 9S and A2 and “their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.” Called “Glory to Mankind 119450310,” the video lasts a little over two minutes and features some intense battle scenes so make sure to check it out if you’re looking forward to the game. The following description accompanies the trailer: Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on… A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world. NieR: Automata is headed to the PlayStation 4 on March 7 in North America and March 10 in Europe. A PS4 demo is currently available for download. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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NieR: Automata Looks Awesome in New Trailer Showing Impressive Battles and Dramatic Scenes [UPDATED: English Version]

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NieR: Automata Looks Awesome in New Trailer Showing Impressive Battles and Dramatic Scenes

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NieR: Automata Went Gold “Long Ago,” Producer Reveals

On Twitter yesterday, producer Yosuke Saito revealed that NieR: Automata has gone gold. It actually went gold “long ago,” but Saito says he finally decided to announce the news now because these kinds of tweets are becoming more popular. In the accompanying image, Saito showed off a Japanese box: 最近の流行りらしいから書けと言われたので書きますが、「ニーア オートマタはマスターアップしました!(随分前に)」というわけで、発売まで諸々よろしくお願い申し上げます。 #NieR pic.twitter.com/BPOyNipM08 — 齊藤陽介 Yosuke Saito (@SaitoYosuke_Z) February 3, 2017 Now that it’s gone gold, NieR: Automata is locked in for release on February 23 in Japan, March 7 in North America, and March 10 in Europe for PlayStation 4. A demo is currently available through the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe), and it follows androids 2B and 9S as they try to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machine lifeforms. If you’re a PS4 Pro owner, NieR: Automata will run at 1080p/60fps, complete with improved lighting & shadows. On a standard PS4, it will run at 900p/60fps. [Source: Yosuke Saito via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Nier Remaster is Possible, But Only if Automata “Sells Like Hotcakes”

Square Enix is open to the possibility of releasing a HD remaster of Nier, but only if the upcoming Automata “sells like hotcakes.” That’s according to Producer Yosuke Saito, who hosted a Facebook Q&A alongside Yoko Taro and Takahisa Taura — Series Director and Designer, respectively. Fielding a series of questions and queries from curious fans, Saito-san noted that “there is a very high possibility if Nier: Automata sells like hotcakes, yes.” When conversation circled back to Nier: Automata, Yoko Taro hinted that the spinoff will stay true to its cult original in that it features multiple endings. But in order to get to the true ending, Taro estimated that it’ll take players “around 25 hours,” before adding, “for completionists, it’ll be around 55 to 60 hours.” Nier: Automata is set to debut in Japan first on February 23, before Square’s spinoff hits these shores on March 7. Those in Europe can expect the game to release on March 10. A PC version is also in the works. [Source: Facebook via NeoGAF] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Nier: Automata Prototype Footage Shown Off, Themed PS4 Teased for Japan

[embedded content] At a livestream this past Friday, Square Enix showcased some interesting prototype footage of Platinum Games’ upcoming action RPG, Nier: Automata. In the video above, footage begins at the 5.47 mark and lasts 12 minutes. During the same livestream, Square Enix also teased a themed PlayStation 4 console for Japan where such units aren’t uncommon. According to Gematsu, an official reveal will come next week but in the meantime, here’s an image of what was teased: Platinum Games recently said that it’s committed to “delivering high-quality games” starting with Nier: Automata. The statement came following the unexpected cancellation of Xbox One-exclusive, Scalebound. So far, the upcoming title looks quite promising, with its demo earning quite a lot of praise. Nier: Automata is coming to PS4 and PC. It releases for the console on February 23 in Japan, March 7 in North America, and March 10 in Europe. For more on the game, check out our previous coverage. [Source: Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!