NieR: Automata is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 6

During today's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Square Enix announced that NieR: Automata will release for Nintendo Switch on October 6 as NieR: Automata - The End of YoRHa Edition.

Unlike Square Enix's Nintendo Switch versions of Kingdom Hearts titles, Automata is a native Switch port - no cloud version here. It'll also be available both physically and digitally, with pre-orders available here

The game will run at 1080p resolution in TV mode, while it'll be set to 720p in handheld mode. According to the official Twitter account, the framerate will be 30 FPS. Square Enix sent over some official screenshots in both modes, which you can check out in the gallery below.

The Switch port also includes the colosseum-based 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, the cosmetic-based 6C2P4A118680823 DLC, along with additional new Switch Exclusive costumes, new accessories, and new pod skins based on NieR Re[in]carnation.

Additionally, Square Enix has announced via the official website that Automata has sold 6.5 million units.

You can just out Square Enix's announcement of NieR: Automata for Switch below.

It sounds too good 2B true, but you read that headline correct: NieR:Automata is coming to the Nintendo Switch!

NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is the full experience, featuring the original game, and its DLC. You can also download a few new cosmetic items when the game releases too!

And, of course, with this new version, you’ll be able to enjoy this award-winning masterpiece wherever you are. Uncover the secrets of a post-apocalyptic world on the train! Battle machine lifeforms in the backyard! Experience an emotional rollercoaster on the toilet (or at least another one)!

Some of you are probably already twiddling your Joy-Cons in glee at the thought of playing the game portably, but if you haven’t played NieR:Automata, you might be wondering what’s all the fuss about?

Read on, and we’ll explain:

What is NieR:Automata?

Developed by action game maestros PlatinumGames, NieR:Automata fuses RPG and action gameplay with a gripping, thought-provoking story.

The story focuses on androids 2B and 9S, who are on a mission to reclaim the Earth from machine lifeforms that now inhabit it. Along the way, they’ll uncover long-forgotten truths about humanity and…

…ok look - it’s really hard to write a synopsis for NieR:Automata because we don’t want to give too much away. Suffice to say, that Director YOKO TARO’s reputation for wild imagination and wilder unconventionality is well earned.

But it’s not just the story that bucks expectations - the gameplay constantly shifts too, moving from fast-paced third person combat to intense bullet-hell shooter sections and more.

You’re never quite sure what to expect… which makes the journey all the more memorable!

What’s included in The End of YoRHa Edition?

The Nintendo Switch version of the game features the award-winning original game, with all its twists and turns, different endings, exciting battles and sense of nihilistic wonder.

Also included is the content of the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, which includes three challenging colosseums, with some amazing bosses to battle, and additional costumes that are inspired by NieR Replicant.

Once the game is out, you’ll also be able to download the free 6C2P4A118680823 DLC, which features various cosmetic items, including six costumes, four accessories. It also includes two pod skins based on characters from the popular mobile title NieR Re[in]carnation.

How do you get NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition?

NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition launches physically and digitally for Nintendo Switch on October 6, 2022 - yes, it’s just a few short months away!

The game is available to preorder now:

While NieR: Automata was originally released as a PS4 and PC exclusive in 2017, the stellar action RPG made its way to Xbox One a year later. The game's much-maligned PC port also finally received its long-awaited PC performance patch last summer.

A NieR Automata anime series is also set to release at some point in the future.

NieR: Automata - Nintendo Switch TV Mode Screenshots (1080p)
NieR: Automata - Nintendo Switch Handheld Mode Screenshots (720p)
NieR: Automata Switch Exclusive Costume Screenshots