As part of today’s third-party-focused Nintendo Direct, Square Enix announced Neil Automata In development for Switch. This won’t be the cloud-based version we’ve seen recently, but will run locally on the console.
The End of Yorha Edition is coming to Switch on October 6, including all previously released content, plus some Switch-exclusive outfits.
The release of Nier Automata on Switch has always been something fans of the series have wanted, although Square Enix always seems to have been slow with the series. Game director Taro Yokoo was previously asked about the possibility of watching the game on Switch, and told fans to ask Square Enix instead.
Evidence of a Switch version of Nier Automata was found in Nier Replicant’s database last year, but beyond that, there’s been no official word on the Switch port.
Nier Automata came to PC and PS4 back in 2017. It made its way to Xbox One a year later. The PC version has many issues, which the modders fix themselves. It took Square Enix years to fix these issues before finally releasing an update on PC last year.
Yoko Taro joked late last year that the Nier series was dead unless Square Enix gave him a lot of money to make more.