PC gamers will be happy to know that NieR: Automata finally has a release date set for their platform: March 17. The news was broken today on Twitter by the developer Platinum Games to general acclaim. Up to now it was uncertain when the PC version of the game would launch, though the studio had assured fans that one was in the works. The PS4 release of NieR: Automata is set for March 7 and 10, depending on whether buyers live in North America or Europe, respectively.
Why exactly the PC version is coming later is unknown, but at least PC gamers now know for sure when they, too, can join in on the robot-smashing fun of NieR: Automata. The game went gold about a month ago already and has been available in Japan since February 23. Apparently, according to the developers, NieR: Automata would have been out last year already, but due to unforeseen circumstances was delayed until this month.
The story of NieR: Automata follows Android 2B as she runs around the open world of the game destroying robotic opponents, all the while wearing a faintly too short skirt. When the game was first announced, the developers promised they would improve on its predecessor NieR's lackluster combat and many who have had a chance to play around with the demo for NieR: Automata feel that has been achieved. The action is rather fast-paced and features impressive combos and challenging enemies.
The character system in NieR: Automata has also been well thought-out, with players having the ability to easily pick up where they left off after losing a particular battle and are even able to take their characters online and continue the fight there. Besides pulse-racing combat, the game will also allow players to explore the secrets of its open world and work their way through a twisting story. All in all, PC gamers are likely overjoyed to have this versatile title available to them.
NieR: Automata releases in North America and Europe on March 7 and March 10 respectively for PS4. The PC version of the game will release on March 17.