NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition Announced
Square Enix has announced that it will be releasing a NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition bundle worldwide. The edition will be released physically and digitally for PlayStation 4 and digitally for PC via Steam on February 26, 2019, priced at $39.99. The edition will include:
- The base game
- The 3C3C1D119440927 DLC
- Four in-game pod designs (Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin)
- The in-game Machine Mask accessory
- Dynamic Theme, a set of 15 avatars featuring characters from the game, and the in-game Play Pod and amazarashi Pod skins (PS4 version only)
- Two new wallpapers and the in-game Valve Accessory (Steam version only)
NieR: Automata was originally released for PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017, with an Xbox One version released in 2018. The game is a distant sequel to 2010’s Nier as well as a spin-off of the Drakengard series, and won both Best Story and Best Music in RPGamer’s 2017 Awards.
The game’s director Yoko Taro gave the following statement to go with the announcement of the upcoming edition:
Square Enix has asked me for a comment to mark the announcement of NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition.
Now that you mention it, NieR: Automata was first released on February 23, 2017 in Japan, March 7, 2017 in America, and March 10, 2017 in Europe.
I have noticed something bizarre and fascinating about these numbers.
If you write these dates out in long-form as 20170223, 20170307, and 20170310, then add all three numbers together, you get 60510840.
If you take that total, split the digits in two down the middle, making 6051 and 0840, then subtract the second number from the first… unbelievably you get 5211!!
That’s right, a number completely devoid of all meaning!
Just like life really, isn’t it? Over and out.