Critically acclaimed PS4 exclusive NieR: Automata releases for Xbox One today more than a year after its original release. It was back in May when Gamers Classified reported on a rumoured Xbox One release for NieR: Automata. At Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, Platinum Games revealed NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS EDITION for the Xbox One. This new edition comes with the “3C3C1D119440927″ DLC added months after launch, containing the Machine Mask Accessory Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin. The game also comes with Xbox One X enhancements, running at 4K and 60FPS. Xbox fans have been clamouring for NieR: Automata’s release on Xbox since it received critical success on PS4, with a score of 88 on metacritic.com. NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition is available from the Xbox Store for $70.

A long awaited release

The anticipation for NieR: Automata’s Xbox release stems directly from its success on PlayStation 4, as well as the PC port that would follow. Having sold 3 million copies already, the game is wildly popular. However, due to a relatively small marketing campaign and a distinct Japanese aesthetic, it was initially seen as a sleeper hit. Quality will always shine through and NieR: Automata proves this. Not only was it a surprisingly popular game, but a critical success. According to reviewers, NieR: Automata isn’t just one of the best games of 2017, but one of the best games on the PlayStation 4. The Japanese role-playing game follows the tale of a a combat android, her companion, and a fugitive prototype. Set in a proxy war between machines and the remnants of human society, players will discover the meaning of humanity.

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The game was praised for a variety of things, as all the elements tie together effectively. The diverse gameplay is offers hybrid gameplay, keeping things constantly entertaining. The fusion of hack ‘n’ slash, RPG, shooter and even text adventure gives players variety. The “plug-in” system is the games source of customisation, uniquely tailoring each experience to individual’s play styles. The story and world are the games’ strongest feature, with multiple endings and genuine emotion offering replay-ability to players. Dualshockers wrote “it brings forth an absolutely fascinating setting, and charming, likable and memorable characters that will both make you smile and tug at your heart strings.

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