Action-RPG "Nier Automata" confirmed for June 26 release

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#1 Edited by Alucard_Prime (10086 posts) -

Good to know, looks nice...

"Square Enix has announced that its hit action role-playing game, Nier Automata, is finally releasing for Xbox One. Despite launch in early 2017 as a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, this latest version bundles together the base game and subsequent downloadable content (DLC) is a single package. The game is set to hit Xbox One on June 26, 2018."

https://www.windowscentral.com/nier-automata-releases-xbox-one-later-month

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#2 Posted by I_P_Daily (11398 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime: If its digital only then I will pass, and i'm not sure I would buy it regardless.

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#3 Posted by sukraj (27858 posts) -

is the game enhanced to take advange of the xbox

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#4 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10086 posts) -

@sukraj: yeah will include hdr support too apparently

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#5 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18682 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

@Alucard_Prime: If its digital only then I will pass, and i'm not sure I would buy it regardless.

Yeah I'm a bit disappointed it's digital only... would've definitely bought it on disc.

Now I'll probably wait for a sale. But I do want to play it. Looks cool.

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#6 Posted by Cboy95 (167 posts) -

As much as I am glad to it make the light of day, I don't understand why it's digital only since they have the resources to make physical copies.

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#7 Posted by sukraj (27858 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime said:

@sukraj: yeah will include hdr support too apparently

thanks

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#8 Posted by Ovirew (8853 posts) -

it is weird that it's not on disc too, but I remember SE pulled something similar with Drakengard 3 - that was digital-only except for early, pricey pre-orders.

I am down, never played the Nier games so I'm looking forward to it. I hope they make the original backwards compatible since this new one is finally being ported...

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#9 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18682 posts) -

I bit the bullet and pre-ordered it... it looks really cool/fun to me.

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#10 Posted by Verceties (322 posts) -

I own both consoles but would much rather play it on my Xbox so I can add to my gamerscore. Hopefully it gets a good deal for Black friday

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#11 Posted by npiet1 (2070 posts) -

just got it on pc, haven't played it yet, don't see it should come to Xbox if its digital only

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#12 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10086 posts) -

Very cool game so far, finished the first mission.....stylish, smooth gameplay with great music, and the setting is intriguing

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#13 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (18682 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime said:

Very cool game so far, finished the first mission.....stylish, smooth gameplay with great music, and the setting is intriguing

Yeah I'm liking it so far too. Once you get into the flow of the combat, it feels really nice. And the setting is definitely interesting.

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#14 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10086 posts) -

A few useful starting tips straight from the Dev.....minor spoilers I guess, so do not read If you want to know nothing of the game beforehand...but this was tweeted by the dev to help newcomers:

https://square-enix-games.com/en_GB/news/tips-for-nier-automata-become-as-gods-edition-available-now-on-xbox-one

It’s time to bring glory to mankind as NieR:Automata Become as Gods Edition is out now exclusively on Microsoft Store! In the world of NieR:Automata, thousands of years have passed since humans were driven to the moon. Now with your help, we can break the deadlock in this war with the machines and reclaim Earth for humanity.

When the game begins, it will be your first mission on the Earth’s surface. To aid in your quest, we have prepared 10 tips to get you started in NieR:Automata. We hope these prove useful in you war efforts!

Do not stop playing after ending A. NieR:Automata features 26 different endings, one for each letter of the alphabet and you’ll want to definitely see at least endings A – E. Remember that the end of the first (or even second) play though isn’t really the end of the game.

Don’t worry about cramming in all the side quests as soon as you find them. Some of the side quests are time sensitive but don’t worry if you miss them, you will have the chance to go back and complete them later in the game. You will also eventually unlock the ability to fast travel and unlock a chapter select to mop up any side quests you may have missed.

Remember to save! NieR:Automata does not feature an auto-save function (which you’ll understand why as you play through the game) so remember to find access points and save your progress regularly.

Find the Pods and upgrade them. Pods are support units that are extremely useful in combat. You start the game with one but you can find two more throughout the world so be sure to seek them out. One is in the Flooded City and the other is in the Desert Zone. Don’t forget to upgrade your Pods at the resistance camp too, although you’ll need rare materials to do so and shower your Pod with affection by pressing R3 + tilting the left stick, they will appreciate it.

Customise your plug in chips. You can equip a large number of plug in chips to give you an assortment of buffs and abilities. Remember to install new chips to match your playstyle and equipped weapons. Some handy chips to equip when starting out are:

  • EXP Gain Up (boosts the amount of experience gained, making levelling up easier)
  • Auto-Use (automatically use healing items when health drops below 30%)
  • Auto-Heal (restores health after 4-6 seconds of not taking damage)
  • Item Drop Rate Up (increases the number of items dropped by enemies)
  • Auto-Collect Item (items are automatically pulled towards you and collected)
  • You can also fuse the same chips together to boost their effectiveness.

Prioritise upgrading chip storage from the maintenance shop. This costs quite a lot at the beginning of the game but it allows you to install more chips, which in turn makes you more powerful, so it’s worth saving up to increase your chip storage capacity to the maximum amount as quickly as you can.

Don’t be afraid to drop the difficulty. NieR:Automata features a number of difficulty settings so don’t be afraid to change the difficulty to suit your playstyle. At lower difficulties, you can also install special auto chips, which will make the game easier by automatically performing certain actions for you such as evade and attack.

Weapons have different attacks and combos depending on if you equip them to the heavy or light attack buttons. Mix and match different weapons and configurations to fit your playstyle. Even swapping the same weapons between light and heavy attacks can drastically change how you use each one so be sure to experiment!

Press and hold the light attack button for a heavier attack and hold down the Pod program button to charge up your Pod attacks. Charging your Pod attacks in particular can produce devastating attacks if you have more than one…

Short on cash? Sell some fish and valuables! All fish and anything with “Can be exchanged for money” written in its description can be sold without worry. You won’t need these items for any side quests or upgrading your weapons or Pods. The only exception is the mackerel, which I hear is delicious and you should try it if you get the chance.

Bonus tip. Remove the OS chip (trust us).

Now you are ready to face the machine lifeform menace as a member of YoRHa! You can purchase NieR:Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition exclusively from Microsoft Store here and as a reminder here is what comes in the BECOME AS GODS Edition:

  • The full game - NieR:Automata
  • The 3C3C1D119440927 expansion DLC
  • Grimoire Weiss Pod
  • Retro Red Pod Skin
  • Retro Grey Pod Skin
  • Cardboard Pod Skin
  • The Machine Lifeform Mask Accessory

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#15 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18682 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime: Yeah saw this yesterday... definitely some good tips.

I think I've been doing too many side quests, because they're starting to get a little boring for me & a little fetch-questy... running from one side of the map to the other is getting a little annoying. Might have to stick to the core missions until I unlock fast travel.

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#16 Edited by Alucard_Prime (10086 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01: cool, sounds good....nice to have the freedom to do that....I'm not at that point yet, I'm enjoying the combat and just exploring....but I do remember reading a few reviews that mentioned some of the tedious side quests, so it is in line with what you are saying

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#17 Posted by sukraj (27858 posts) -

thanks for the tips mate i'm loving the game so far

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#18 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18682 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime said:

@hrt_rulz01: cool, sounds good....nice to have the freedom to do that....I'm not at that point yet, I'm enjoying the combat and just exploring....but I do remember reading a few reviews that mentioned some of the tedious side quests, so it is in line with what you are saying

I unlocked fast travel, and it's so much better now! :)

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#19 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10086 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01: good to know and great to hear they balanced it well that way, I'm sure I will eventually start using it too