Square Enix unveil system requirements and March 17 release date for Nier: Automata

Nier Automata Release Date

After what seems like an eternity of waiting, combined with a premature announcement or two, Square Enix Japan have finally stated that Nier: Automata will be releasing on Steam March 17. This news also comes with details of the game’s minimum and recommended system requirements, as well as its digital pre-order bonuses.

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Announced via its Japanese support page, the system requirements for Nier: Automata are as follows:

Minimum Specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 10 64-bit (32-bit OS not supported)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 or higher, AMD A8-6500 or higher
  • Memory: 4GB or higher free space
  • Hard-Disk / SSD: 50GB or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 VRAM 2GB or higher / AMD Radeon R9 270X VRAM 2GB or higher
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or higher
  • Communication Environment: Broadband or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1280×720
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Other: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad (XInput-only)

Recommended Specs

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 10 64-bit (32-bit OS not supported)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 or higher, AMD A10-7850K or higher
  • Memory: 8GB or higher free space
  • Hard-Disk / SSD: 50GB or higher
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 VRAM 4GB or higher / AMD Radeon R9 380X VRAM 4GB or higher
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or higher
  • Communication Environment: Broadband or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Other: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad (XInput-only)

For those who buy or pre-order the special Day One edition of Nier: Automata on Steam, you will get access to a special ‘Valve’ character accessory, along with various skins for you Pod weapons, as well as a special Machine Mask to wear in game.


Square Enix have yet to confirm if PC players will gain access to the demo console players received, but expect additional details once its Steam page goes live. After waiting such a long time just to get a release date, I’m sure PC players can wait that extra week of the full game.

Thanks to Wario64 and Gematsu.

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3 Months ago

Scrrenshot of the stor epage, before it was taken out:

http://imgur.com/a/RBSAl

Here was the pre-order page from the above screenshot, which has now been removed:

https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/418950/nier-automata-day-one-edition-pc-download

And the original image which is currently still available:

https://ips.pepitastore.com/storefront/img/resized/squareenix-store/ewqfJDNiNier_Steam_D1_Beauty_795_780_KR.jpg

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