Update: Game is now released and new deal brings us 20% off vs previous 18% off.
NieR: Automata will release later this month on March 17, 2017 for the Steam platform. The PC game was added to our database on March 3, 2017 when it first appeared on Green Man Gaming's store catalog. The listing price was $59.99. So far we've tracked one deal price of $49.29 which is 18% off the Steam copy of the game. Developed by PlatinumGames (Bayonetta 2), the game is published by Square Enix and if the PC port holds up true like the PS4 copy it should be well received.
Pre-ordering or purchasing NieR during release week gets you the "Day One Edition" of the game on the PC. So what does this really entail? From our understanding: there isn't anything amazing to write home about, but it is an attempt from Square Enix to differentiate and offer something for those looking at the PC port.
Included in the Edition are many cosmetic bonuses, including three different skins for the pod (pictured above).
You'll also get a machine mask accessory that uh.. looks a bit silly in our opinion. Also included are Valve character accessory (literally valve sticking out of an eye patch, behind the back, etc.) Probably the more noteworthy digital bonus content is the Grimoire Weiss Pod which changes the appearance of your pod vs. just a different skin.
As we mentioned, these aren't anything amazing but you do get some extra goodies in return for buying early during release week. Hopefully the NieR Automata deal listed above coupled with these digital bonus content makes a better case for picking up PlantiumGames' latest.
Gift card will be automatically added on your cart (click 'Show savings') and will be sent via email in 10-20 days. This is currently the only available deal for the PS4 copy of NieR: Automata that's at a good value point. For people with Amazon Prime or Best Buy Gamers Club Unlock, you can also opt for the usual 20% off savings by buying NieR at those respective retailers.