‘NieR: Automata’ Release Date, News & Update: ‘NieR: Automata Gets ‘Dragon Quest’s’ Cypress Stick; Why The Game Deserves Your Money

By Arianne Gift , Updated Dec 19, 2016 05:42 AM EST

Jump Fiesta 2017 saw Square Enix and Platinum Games announced a partnership. This time, the highly anticipated RPG that is "NieR: Automata" is getting the Cypress Stick weapon from "Dragon Quest."

What You Can Do With The Cypress Stick on "NieR: Automata"

Once equipped with the Cypress Stick, players will be able to see how much damage they're up against. The treasure boxes will also be changed to mimic those found in "Dragon Quest." To recall a similar incident, "NieR: Automata" also made references to another Square Enix game, the hit "Final Fantasy XV." As per GamenGuide, "FFXV's" Engine Blade also appears in the upcoming game and can be used by its protagonist as well.

"NieR: Automata" Already Looks Like A Winner

Although it's quite difficult to point out what the best video game in existence there is, "NieR: Automata" appears to be incredibly promising, it's easy to call it one of the best games in 2017 already. Developed by PlatinumGames, the game's is helmed by Taro Yoko and published by the successful Square Enix.

"NieR: Automata" is the follow up on the original "NieR's" fourth ending and will feature characters from that game, such as Emil. Other characters from the "Drakengard" series will make an appearance as well.

While PlatinumGames has already released some specials as a sneak into the game, this boss battle video on YouTube is particularly a standout. If this is what makes up most of "NieR: Automata," the game deserves a portion of your salary, or your mom's salary.

The original "NieR" deserves its own spotlight definitely, but "NieR: Automata" screams a significant improvement to the series. Square Enix has also been keeping itself busy with various gimmicks and whatnot, as if to say, the game is indeed to be watched out for.

"NieR: Automata" is releasing on March 7 for PlayStation 4, with support for PS4 Pro. It will launch in Europe three days later, March 10, and a PC release is also scheduled in 2017. Watch out for PlayStation 4 demo due out worldwide on December 22, 2016.

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