NieR: Automata Demo Hits PlayStation 4 December 22; Black Box Edition Detailed

Jorge Jimenez

Save humanity against the evil mechanical aliens. Square Enix confirms that PlayStation 4 users can get their hands on a demo for action RPG NieR: Automata being developed by Platinum Games later this month.

The demo for Automata will be available on the Playstation Store December 22. The demo takes place in an abandoned factory where Android 2B has to destroy an enemy weapon that lies inside.

In the not so distant future, aliens released an army of machine monsters on Earth. Mankind fled to the moon for safe harbor. In order to combat the alien machine menace, humanity built their own fighting force of Androids. You play as one particular Android, 2B, who needs to try to take back planet Earth by using a variety of weapons.

Platinum Games is promising their trademark buttery smooth combat running at 60 frames per second in this action RPG. Aside from getting a release date and demo info, we also caught a glimpse of Nier: Automata's Black Box Edition which is priced at a fairly steep $190.00.

Pre-order the Black Box Edition now to receive the following physical items:

  • Nier: Automata Game for PS4
  • YoRHa 2B Figurine: a meticulously recreated and highly detailed figurine of the main protagonist
  • Hardback Artbook: 64 pages showcasing stunning artwork and illustrations from the game
  • Steelbook® Case
  • Original Soundtrack featuring 13 live recorded songs from NIER and NieR: Automata™
  • Collector's Box

The Black Box Edition also includes the following bonus digital content:

  • Retro Grey Pod Skin
  • Retro Red Pod Skin
  • Play System Pod Skin
  • Cardboard Pod Skin
  • Grimoire Weiss Pod
  • Machine Mask Accessory

NieR: Automata will be available March 7th in North America and March 10th in Europe, at least for Sony's PlayStation 4. The PC version is yet to receive a release date, on the other hand.

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