'NieR: Automata' Is Coming To PC Via Steam; Day 1 Edition Gets Bonus Content


Game publisher Square Enix announced Friday that PlatinumGame's RPG "Nier: Automata" will be released on PC less than two weeks after it debuts on the PlayStation 4.

"NieR: Automata" was previously announced to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, the over-the-top action-role-playing game will be available on Steam starting March 17. Alongside its Steam launch, players who pre-purchased the game "NieR: Automata Day 1 Edition" Day One Edition bonus content, including a platform-exclusive Valve Character Accessory, according to Digital Trends.

Contents of the "NieR: Automata" bonus content include Machine Mask Accessory, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Red Pod Skin and Cardboard Pod Skin, IGN reported.

"NieR: Automata" is a follow-up game to 2010 released, "NieR," It had quite a cult following for its fantasy-themed action-RPG in the years following its release. "NieR: Automata," much like its predecessor is a hack-and-slash game, set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia. It follows the adventures of synthetic humanoids (android), 2B and 9S.

Even though "NieR: Automata" is an RPG game at its core, the game's design combines a wide array of genres in one coherent whole. The game switches from an overhead shooter, a twin stick shooter, 3D flight sequence, horizontal shooter. The game's third-person action also features overhead and side-scrolling segments and there are massive boss fights to complete the ensemble.

Listed below is the minimum system requirement needed to run "NieR: Automata."

  • OS 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 (32-bit OS is not supported)
  • CPU: AMD A8-6500 or higher / Intel Core i3 2100 or higher
  • Memory: 4GB or higher free space
  • Hard-Disk / SSD: 50GB or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 with 2GB VRAM or higher

                                              AMD Radeon R9 270X with 2GB VRAM or higher

  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or higher
  • Communication Environment: Broadband or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1280×720
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Other: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad (X Input-only)

"NieR: Automata" will be released to PS4 on March 7 in North America and March 10 in Europe, ahead of the PC version on Steam.

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