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NieR: Automata

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Original (6/29): NieR: Automata has finally been confirmed for Switch and will be sold as The End of YoRHa Edition. During today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Square Enix and PlatinumGames shared the news. It will launch on October 6, 2022.

NieR: Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition contains the original game and its DLC. That means you’ll get the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, which includes three challenging colosseums, boss battles, and additional costumes that are inspired by NieR Replicant. Also available for download will be the free 6C2P4A118680823 DLC, which features various cosmetic items, including six costumes, four accessories plus two pod skins based on characters from the mobile title NieR Re[in]carnation.

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Square Enix has provided a couple of technical tidbits about the new Switch version of NieR: Automata, revealing the final frame rate and resolution.

The game is confirmed to run at 30 FPS, though no one can say for certain if there will be dips. While NieR: Automata is often at 60 FPS on other consoles, it’s known that this mark isn’t always hit.

NieR: Automata

At E3 this year, Square Enix announced a new platform for NieR: Automata, as it’s coming to Xbox One. Unfortunately, a Switch version wasn’t revealed – though the possibility of it happening in the future may remain.

During an official Square Enix Presents stream from E3 today, director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, and designer Takahisa Taura appeared in a brief message. The three touched on the Xbox One port, but Taro then brought up a Switch version. There was some light-hearted discussion taking place here so it’s unclear how much of it should be taken seriously, but Saito did say that it might be able to happen if enough people show interest by asking Taura on Twitter. Saito then seemed to make a joke that if it were to come to Switch, it could take two years since they want to keep their jobs going “by releasing a little by little.”

Square Enix just wrapped up a fan Q&A event on Facebook for NieR: Automata. At one point, desginer Takahisa Taura was asked about a potential Switch version.

Taura seemed open to the idea, as well as bringing the game to more platforms in general. It would ultimately come down to Square Enix’s interest.

Taura said:

“From our perspective in PlatinumGames, if Square Enix pays us to do it, we’ll make you a version for the Switch, we’ll make you a version for the Super Nintendo if you want – anything you ask for.”

Square Enix is already bringing several titles to Switch. One more wouldn’t hurt, right?

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