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NieR: Automata

A new interview was recently published in Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream about the Switch version of NieR: Automata, and there was even a bit of joking around about Smash Bros. and more.

It took a few years, but the game finally came to Switch this past October. The game had been one of the more requested ports for the console, and that’s something Square Enix, PlatinumGames, and Virtuos were finally able to deliver on.

NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition Switch review

System: Switch
Release Date: October 6, 2022
Developer: PlatinumGames
Publisher: Square Enix

NieR: Automata has always shared something of a connection with Switch. When asked by Famitsu what his thoughts were on the system and its reveal presentation in January 2017, director Yoko Taro simply stated his memories vanished once he found out the console, along with Breath of the Wild, were releasing just one week after his game. Launching alongside such a titanic duo didn’t end up holding NieR: Automata back in the end, however, as it was both a critical and commercial success, leading to it becoming one of the most requested Switch ports of the last generation. More than five years later, the game has finally arrived on Nintendo’s platform, and this gripping tale of android vs. machine was certainly worth the wait.

NieR: Automata has arrived on Switch with its new The End of YoRHa Edition, and if you want to get a closer look at the port, we have new gameplay. An hour of footage highlights the acclaimed title from Square Enix and PlatinumGames.

You can get caught up on everything you need to know with the following overview:

Thanks to Digital Foundry, we have a closer look at the technical side of NieR: Automata on Switch that delves into details like frame rate and resolution. Port studio Virtuos, while making some cuts and adjustments, seems to have done an admirable job bringing the title over to Nintendo’s console.

NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition trailer

To celebrate the release of NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition, Square Enix has readied a launch trailer. Fans can get another look at the Switch release.

Further information can be found in the following overview:

Nier Automata Switch PS4 graphics comparison

A new video for the Switch and PS4 versions of NieR: Automata have emerged, covering the graphics and frame rate.

By all accounts, developer Virtuos has done an admirable job bringing the action adventure game to Switch. We already know that the title targets 30 frames per second on Nintendo’s console rather than 60 – and that’s further backed up here. But this may actually be a good thing as the PS4 version, while targeting 60, can fluctuate – and that doesn’t always lead to the best experience. Elsewhere we see that the game apparently goes for a resolution of 1080p on Switch when docked, but with temporal reconstruction. 

NieR Automata Engels

Square Enix has shared the latest look at the Switch version of NieR: Automata, and has now highlighted the Engels boss fight. This is a goliath-class machine lifeform disguised as a building, and it emits steam throughout its body to stay cool. When attacking it has firey arms.

Further information about NieR: Automata can be found in the following overview:

NieR: Automata Abandoned Factory

It’s time for another world overview trailer for the Switch version of NieR: Automata, with Square Enix now highlighting the Abandoned Factory. The large industrial structure is said to be “much more complex than its appearance and houses many dangerous mysteries in its twisted corridors.”

Below is some additional information about the game:

The Switch version of NieR: Automata was on display at the 2022 Tokyo Game Show today. Along with a brand new trailer, extensive gameplay was shown during a live stream. Both are now up online.

Here’s some information about NieR: Automata:

NieR: Automata Amusement Park

NieR: Automata has received its second world trailer for the Switch version that introduces the Amusement Park. Although the area once brought happiness and joy to mankind, it’s now occupied by harmless machine lifeforms. Square Enix mentions how they’re found dancing and throwing confetti in their carnival attire.

A bit of additional information about NieR: Automata is available in the following overview:

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