Nier: Automata released to rave reviews and fans frenzy, and now PC gamers can finally get in on the action. Square Enix and Platinum Games announced that Nier: Automata is finally available to purchase and download on Steam, and you can find the store page right here.
"Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR: Automata delivers the perfect mix of action and RPG gameplay in a beautifully desolate open world. Players will battle as androids 2B, 9S and A2 as they fight to reclaim the world for their human creators and uncover truths long forgotten."
Our own Nicholas Friedman reviewed Nier: Automata, and these were his parting impressions: "NieR: Automata is a game that deserves to be played. Holding the original game in its own regard, Automata rises above the challenge in nearly every category, allowing it to stand with some of the best releases so far this year.
"As a lengthy action game, Automata creates a visceral sci-fi adventure, and as an RPG it does one truly unique thing after another. It’s a bullet hell shooter that you can play without hating yourself, and the Devil May Cry-like game you need to scratch that itch."
If you know for a fact that you'll be playing the game on PC, you may want to buy it sooner than later. Day-one players will get a special bonus on Steam. "For a limited time, those who purchase the Steam Day One Edition will receive an exclusive 'Valve Character Accessory,' as well as other in-game Day One Edition bonus content, including the Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin. The title also includes Steam achievements and trading cards."
Nier represents a true return to form for Platinum Games, following a few inconsistent releases that left us less than inspired (we're looking at you, Mutants in Manhattan). What people love about Platinum Games is their ability to produce action games with incredibly compelling pacing, and perfect combat systems. There's always a really satisfying dodge and offense system put in place that makes what would otherwise be monotonous button-mashing much more engaging and rewarding. Check it out, and have fun!