Nier: Automata release date and system requirements revealed on Steam [Updated]

March 17 will apparently be the big day, although that might only be in Japan.

Update: Nier: Automata is now listed on Steam for $60/£40/€60, with a March 17 release date and the system requirements listed below. I'd say that makes it properly official.

Original story:

The launch date for Nier: Automata on the PC has been revealed by Square Enix's Japanese support site (via Gematsu) as March 17, a week later than the March 10 date that slipped out last month but still not too far off. The posting also includes a breakdown of the game's minimum and recommend system requirements. 

Minimum:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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
  • 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)

You can get a closer look at what's in store in Nier: Automata in the half-hour "Exploring Earth's Distant Future" trailer that was released earlier this week.

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