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Nier: Automata finally launches on Xbox One [updated]

Nier: Automata is an action game which takes place in the distant future. Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat known as "machine lifeforms". In the face of this insurmountable foe, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon. The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back the planet. To break the deadlock, the group deploys a new unit of android infantry known as the "YoRHa".

Playing as 2B and 9S, players will uncover the history behind Earth's invaders and how to return peace to the planet.

Nier: Automata is finally available on Xbox One after months of waiting. The game costs $49.99 and comes with all of the bizarre add-ons which Square Enix released months later. Buyers will receive the "3C3C1D119440927" expansion, alongside an extensive list of cosmetic skins. Otherwise, customers should expect a core experience similar to existing versions.

In our review, we said "it's hard to fault what most of Nier: Automata's offers, mostly because it majestically executes in a sleek and ingenious manner." Be sure to give it a go on Xbox One X because it achieves "4K Ultra HD" resolution on the console and runs at 60 FPS.

Updated June 30, 2018: According to Digital Foundry, Nier: Automata runs at checkerboarded 4K on Xbox One X. This is the first game high-profile game that uses checkerboarded rendering on the console.

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8 Comments
  • Already downloaded and ready to go whenever I get out of work!
  • Best game on xbox one!
  • This is the time for XB-only gamers to show that they care for Japanese games and they care for a more diverse lineup.
    I've had many discussions with XB "fans" who used to trash or downplay Japanese games, yet suddenly they see no problem with them. I'm hoping that they were all hypocrites who only used to do that because they were fighting a stupid console war. And that they will actually buy these games...
  • Yes, let's see how it performs. I'm also curious to know if the demand for Japanese style titles is really strong on Xbox, or if the complaints are only for the sake of bragging in the console wars.
  • I'm really wanting a physical copy!
  • Agreed
  • If Xbox gamers want more Japanese content, it’s time to put their money where their mouths are and buy this game. This is a very well done action game, so it’s definitely worth it.
  • If only the PC version would drop its price as well already. It's been over an year since launch. It's 74 $/€ to get the game+DLC.