Nier: Automata is coming to Nintendo Switch this October

Nier Automata
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Nier Automata is finally making its way to the Nintendo Switch on October 6.

At today's Nintendo Direct Mini dedicated to third-party games, PlatinumGames confirmed that its stellar action-RPG would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. It'll come with all additional content and cosmetics when it arrives, and there will also be a few Switch-exclusive cosmetics available at launch. 

In all, it's not a massive surprise that Nier Automata popped up during the showcase earlier today, June 28. As ever with Nintendo Directs, rumors circulated about the contents of the new showcase prior to it airing, and one rumor cut above the rest to claim that PlatinumGames's action-packed title would be making an appearance.

This rumor actually came from the person that predicted the Direct in the first place, accurately reporting that it would be a Nintendo Direct Mini focusing on third-party games. Considering their record, then, it made a lot of sense that Nier Automata would be showing up as a new Nintendo Switch title.

It's great to see Nier: Automata arriving on brand new platforms, even if it does come after multiple years of existing on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC systems. The 2018 game surpassed everyone's expectations when it first landed, going on to form a massive following throughout the world and an even more intense following for the game's writer and director, Yoko Taro.

Catch up on all the Nintendo Direct Mini live coverage with our complete blog. 

Head over to our upcoming Switch games guide for a look at everything else coming to the console over the next year or so, and read up on our Nier Automata tips if you're taking this journey for the first time on Switch. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.

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