Pre-Release Information for NieR: Automata features a collection of data such as summarized content, story overview, gameplay, and other related information about NieR Automata, we will also include other mediums for the game such as DLCs, Game Versions, and even the long-awaited anime, NieR: Automata ver 1.1a.


NieR Autoamta Pre-Release Information

NieR Automata E3 2016

Summary of NieR Automata

  • 3 Playable characters - YoRHa 2B , YoRHa 9S , YoRHa A2 
  • Some characters from previous games will appear
  • There will be a same protagonist for both JPN and INTL versions of the game (unlike the original NieR)
  • Set after the "Ending E" of NieR (Info in the book "Grimoire Nier")
  • Gameplay is a hybrid between NieR/Drakengard and Bayonetta style of gameplay
  • Players can wield 2 sets of weapons (each set has 2 weapons)
  • Weapon Categories are: KatanasShort SwordsGreat SwordsSpears and Gauntlets
  • Players will have Pods that follow them. These can be used for ranged attacking (shooting bullets at enemies) or hanging on to for longer jumps or flying across the field. 
  • Players don't need to play the previous NieR games to understand this game. (No background knowledge required)
  • The game has RPG elements as well as an action-based gameplay
  • Players will be able to collect, buy and sell items at camps
  • The camera is free for the most part but occasionally switches to a side view, just like original NieR.
  • Locations include:  City Ruins and the Plains (where you will be in this title)
  • Automata (machine) enemies will be roaming around freely in the world
  • Your 2 weapons are binded to Ps3 triangle button Triangle and  Ps3 square button Square buttons respectively.
  • You can evade attacks using  PS3 R2 button. You can also evade mid-air. If you time your evasion perfectly, it will count as a "perfect dodge", allowing you to use your attack buttons to perform a special attack.

NieR Automata Gameplay

The game is a fast-paced Bayonetta-type action RPG that has you playing as one of three playable characters - YoRHa No.2 Type B (2B)YoRHa No. 9 Type S (9S) or YoRHa Type A No.2 (A2). You go around with your Pods fighting various automata (Machines) to secure Earth for humans once again. You can use melee weapons such as KatanasShort SwordsGreat Swords and Gauntlets and ranged attacks through your Pods. You can visit our Combat page to learn more about the gameplay of NieR Automata.


NieR Automata: The Story

In the year 11945 during the 14th Machine War (some time after the 4th ending of the original NieR), Earth has suddenly been invaded by extraterrestrial life forms, armed with weapons known as “bio-machines.” Facing imminent destruction, mankind had no choice but to flee the Earth and take refuge on the moon. In an attempt to reclaim their planet, humanity formed a resistance army of android soldiers.

To break through this deadlock and reclaim their homeworld, humanity sends the “YoRHa” – an infantry unit of state-of-the-art androids – into battle. An arduous battle between androids and bio-machines unfolds on an uninhabited, barren planet. And who knows what forgotten truths are revealed in war…

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While the storyline is connected to the first NieR game, players do not need to have any knowledge specifically about that game to play this one. Although players of the original NieR will appreciate the various easter eggs and throwbacks in-game.



NieR Automata All DLCs

NieR Automata 3C3C1D119440927 DLC

The first DLC that was released for NieR: Automata is the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, it was shortly released after the game's launch on PS4 and Steam. This DLC features new subquests with new rewards, new accessories, masks, and music, as well as a new game feature that can change 2B's hair color. The DLC also included three new skins (Costumes), one for each playable character that is obtained as a reward for completing a challenge in the Colosseums.

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What struck fans most are two special battles against Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato, boss battles that can be accessed in the new colosseum challenges. This DLC is now included in the various game versions of the game such as the Game of the YoRHa edition on Steam and PlayStation, NieR: Automata Become as Gods for Xbox, and the NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition for Nintendo Switch.

Featured Costumes in the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC:

  • 2B - Revealing Outfit (Based on Kaine)
  • A2 - Destroyer's Outfit (Based on Adult Nier)
  • 9S - Young Man's Outfit (Based on Young Nier)


NieR Automata 6C2P4A1168680823 DLC

The 6C2P4A1168680823 DLC for NieR: Automata is an exclusive DLC for players who own the "The End of YoRHa Edition" for Nintendo Switch. Players can download this DLC for free from the Nintendo eShop to acquire the following items: 6 costumes, 2 Pod Costumes, and 4 Accessories. These cosmetic items are available at the start of the game (specifically when you reach the bunker.)

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The following items included in the 6C2P4A1168680823 DLC are:


  • 2P's Body Replica (for 2B)
  • 9P's Body Replica (for 9S)
  • P2's Body Replica (for A2)
  • YoRHa Uniform 1 (for 2B)
  • YoRHa Uniform 2 (for 9S)
  • YoRHa Uniform Prototype (for A2)

Pod Skins

  • Mama (for Pod 042)
  • Carrier (for Pod 153)


  • White Fox Mask
  • Black Fox Mask
  • Under the Moon Bauble
  • Remnant Flower Bauble



NieR Automata All Game Versions

NieR: Automata is an action RPG title that was released in 2017, and following its commercial success and throughout the years, Square Enix and Platinum Games continue to deliver DLCs and various versions of the game. Let's take a look at all the various versions that were released for NieR: Automata.

NieR Automata Black Box Edition (PS4)

Black Box Edition for PS4 — $189.99

A limited collector's edition for NieR: Automata that was available for pre-order before the game launched. The Black Box Edition for NieR: Automata is no longer available and/or sold at Square Enix's Online Store and video game retail stores.

  • A sleek black Collector’s Edition box housing the below exclusive content.
  • The Nier: Automata game.
  • Exquisitely crafted YoRHa “2B” Figurine.
  • Hardback 64-page artbook detailing the stunning artwork and illustrations from the game.
  • Exclusive steelbook case featuring artwork from renowned Akihiko Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV / Bravely Default).
  • Hauntingly beautiful soundtrack containing 13 live recorded songs from Nier and Nier: Automata, composed by veteran Keiichi Okabe from Monaca, Inc. (Tekken / Drakengard / Nier).
  • All Day One Edition digital content, including: Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Play System Pod Skin, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin.

Copies will be limited, so be sure not to miss out as the “Black Box Edition” will be available exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store.

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NieR: Automata Black Box Edition - PlayStation Exclusive

NieR Automata Day One Edition (PS4)

The Day One Edition for NieR Automata are limited copies that were sold across the globe during its launch. The Day One Edition included free DLCs such as:

  • Cardboard Pod Skin
  • Retro Grey Pod Skin
  • Retro Red Pod Skin
  • Grimoire Weiss Pod
  • Machine Mask Accessory

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NieR: Automata Day One Edition - PlayStation Exclusive

NieR Automata Game of the YorRHa Edition

In 2019, NieR: Automata Launch Edition was replaced on the PlayStation and Steam stores with the Game of the YoRHa Edition. The Game of the YorHa Edition includes the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, and additional bonuses, including the preorder/Day One edition bonuses. NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition includes:

  • Machine Mask Accessory
  • Grimoire Weiss Pod
  • Play System Pod Skin
  • Cardboard Pod Skin
  • Retro Red Pod Skin
  • Retro Grey Pod Skin
  • PlayStation®4 Dynamic Theme
  • NieR:Automata Amusement Park Theme
  • Avatar Set

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NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition Cover


NieR Automata Become as Gods

The Become as Gods Edition for Nier: Automata was released for Xbox One in 2018 and included the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC. This was a special edition of the launch title with the 3C3C1D119440927 included. This game version included the following bonuses:

  • Grimoire Weiss Pod
  • Cardboard Pod Skin
  • Retro Grey Pod Skin
  • Retro Red Pod Skin
  • Machine Mask Accessory

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NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition - Xbox Exlcusive

NieR Automata The End of YoRHa Edition

The End of the YoRHA edition for NieR: Automata is an exclusive version that was released for the Nintendo Switch in October 2022. It is a ported version of the Become as Gods Edition of the game which also includes the content of the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC.

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NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition - Nintendo Switch Exclusive

The End of the YoRHA edition for the Nintendo Switch features HD Rumble and Motion Controls, Motion Controls allow the player to dodge by flicking the Joy-Con and this feature can be toggled on and off in the Settings when 2B wakes up in the Bunker.



NieR Automata ver 1.1a Anime Series

"There's nothing free in this world, either your family is feeding you, or the system is."

With NieR Automata's commercial success, holding a record of 6.5 million packages/downloads that were sold globally, it was no surprise that more projects would be created to provide veteran and new fans of the series with brand-new content. Five years later since the game's release, the anticipated anime series of NieR: Automata was confirmed, which sent fans of the game, all over the world, into shock. At some point, after several months of silence, more details about the anime have been showcased during Aniplex Online Fest in September 2022 — NieR: Automata Ver1.1a will debut its animated show on January 7, 2023.

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2B, Adam and Eve, 9S Promotional Images for the Animated Series

NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a is a TV anime adaptation of the NieR: Automata video game, it follows the journey of YoRHa android units 2B, 9S, and A2 as they fight their way through hordes of machines to eliminate the root cause of the invasion and to reclaim what's left of Earth. NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a was created by Yokō Tarō, directed by Ryouji Masuyama, and produced by A-1 Pictures under the supervision of video game producers and developers, Platinum Games and Square Enix2B is voiced by Yui Ishikawa who is known for her voice acting as Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan9S is voiced by Natsuki Hanae who is best known for voicing Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer, and A2 is expressed by Ayaka Suwa herself who was also the same voice actor in the video game.

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