One of the best games of the generation is getting a new definitive edition, but what about the inevitable sequel?
As we reach the end of 2018 its obvious that the amazing host of games released last year is a line-up thats not going to be topped for a long, long time.
That NieR:Automata turned out quite as well as it did was a surprise but the real shocker was that such a purposefully strange, existential role-player became a massive worldwide hit.
Sales have now passed the 3.5 million mark and to celebrate Square Enix are releasing NieR:Automata Game Of The YoHRa Edition on February 26 for PlayStation 4 and PC.
This is basically to bring the original formats in line with this years Become As Gods Edition on the Xbox One and features almost exactly the same content.
Specifically, the Game Of The YoRHa Edition (YoRHa is the name of the android military force used by mankind in the game) contains the base game and all the existing digital content: the 3C3C1D119440927 Expansion DLC, six pod designs (Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin and Cardboard Pod Skin), and the Machine Mask accessory.
Its not much to be honest (although the expansion does feature the boss of Square Enix as a boss) but if you want the definitive version on your format of choice then this it.
Although essentially identical to the existing Xbox One version the PlayStation 4 edition also has a dynamic theme, 15 PSN avatars, and two extra pod skins. If you buy it on Steam you get two pieces of free wallpaper.
The PlayStation 4 version will also be released physically, but theres no indication yet as to whether it will include anything extra in terms of merchandise.
This is all pretty much the If you havent bought it before edition but the big question for fans is what happens next. A follow-up of some sort now seems inevitable, but will it be a direct sequel or will it have as little connection to Automata as the original NieR did to this?
The fact that 2B has become such a popular character, to the point where shes guest-starring in SoulCalibur VI, suggests Square Enix wont want to discard her too quickly.
But director Yoko Taro is not one to toe the corporate line, as this amazing tweet below shows…