​'NieR: Automata' Director Reveals 'Game Of The YoRHa Edition' In Style

NieR: Automata fans, rejoice! The hit action RPG is getting a Game of the Year edition. Or, rather, a Game Of The YoRHa Edition. See what they did there. Nice.

The new edition - releasing for PlayStation 4 and PC on 21 and 27 February 2019 respectively in Japan - was first announced by Square Enix, but now the official Twitter account for NieR: Automata, a PlatinumGames-developed title, has "a special message" for you.

In fact, the game's director, Yoko Taro, does. Square Enix (supposedly) asked him to comment on the anticipated release, and so he did. In a brilliantly Yoko Taro way.

So, there it is. "The most Yoko Taro message ever," as noted by fans on Twitter. A couple of minutes of your life may be wasted - 'wasted' - but at at least you know the Game Of The YoRHA Edition is coming.

And so it should. NieR: Automata launched for PS4 and PC back in 2017, and Xbox One in June 2018, to superb reviews. It hit 88% on Metacritic for PS4, and 90% for Xbox One. Not too shabby at all.

But what with the internet being the internet, some fans believe there's more to Taro's reveal than first perceived. And they reckon it has something to do with Nintendo's recently released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and a certain, highly requested, possible playable character.

Yep, that's right. Many hope that 2B, one of the protagonists in NieR: Automata, will enter Smash Ultimate's already impressive roster. We already know Persona 5's Joker is set to become the fighter's first DLC-added character, but so far there's no news of when he'll be available, or when whoever follows him will be announced.

On top of the base game, the Game of the YoRHa Edition will offer tons of extras, like the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, a Machine Lifeform Mask, Grimoire Weiss Pod Model, Pod Skins (Cardboard, Retro Red, Retro Gray, and a digital-exclusive Play System), a PS4 Dynamic Theme, and a set of avatars.

Extras in the 'Game of YoRHa Edition. Credit: Square Enix
Extras in the 'Game of YoRHa Edition. Credit: Square Enix

What do you think about this news? Are you looking forward to the updated edition? Did you play the original? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Square Enix

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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