NieR: Automata PC version releases on March 17, specs and pre-order bonuses revealed

A week later than previously thought

Oops! Square-Enix uploaded a trailer last week showing a PC release date of March 10, 2017, then immediately replaced with the same trailer sans release date. Turns out it was due to incorrect information, possibly confused for the European release date of March 10. In any case, it will officially release for PC worldwide on March 17, 2017.

Buying on day one will entitle you to some skins for 2B and her pet robot, including the “Valve Character Accessory,” which is literally a Valve sticking out of her blindfolded eye (pre-order exclusive). More may still be coming, as the Tweet detailing the Day One bonuses says “Pre-purchase details to come tomorrow!” 

NieR: Automata for PC officially launches March 17 [Gematsu] 

Minimum Specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 10 64-bit (32-bit OS not supported)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 or higher, AMD A8-6500 or higher
  • Memory: 4GB or higher free space
  • Hard-Disk / SSD: 50GB or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 VRAM 2GB or higher / AMD Radeon R9 270X VRAM 2GB or higher
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or higher
  • Communication Environment: Broadband or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1280×720
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Other: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad (XInput-only)

Recommended Specs

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 10 64-bit (32-bit OS not supported)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 or higher, AMD A10-7850K or higher
  • Memory: 8GB or higher free space
  • Hard-Disk / SSD: 50GB or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 VRAM 4GB or higher / AMD Radeon R9 380X VRAM 4GB or higher
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or higher
  • Communication Environment: Broadband or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Other: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad (XInput-only)
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