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Fight Square Enix’s CEO in Nier: Automata when the first DLC releases on May 2

Nier Automata DLC

Update April 24, 2017: we now know the Western release date of Nier: Automata’s first DLC. It’s the same as the Japanese one.

Acclaimed JRPG Nier: Automata is getting its first injection of DLC in a little over a week. Snappily titled ‘3C3C1D119440927’, and thus self-condemned to be better-known as ‘the bunch of stupid digits DLC’, it’ll be available through Steam on May 2. 

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The stupid digits DLC will add three colosseums with new challenges – including a fight against the CEO of Square Enix, who attacks by shooting images of his own face at you. Sure.

New side quests will offer various rewards, such as:

  • Costumes from the previous Japanese release, Nier: Replicant, for androids 2B, 9S and A2, including some impractically immodest ones
  • Records that add special music tracks to the players’ jukebox
  • New equipment and cosmetic accessories, such as hairspray that allows you to change the colour of 2B and A2’s hair
  • Masks with unique ‘on equip’ effects
  • Special bullets that change the appearance of enemy bullets

Nier: Automata has now sold over a million units worldwide. For more details of the stupid digits DLC, plus another video, check out our coverage of its original Japense announcement (below).

Original story April 17, 2017:Nier: Automata’s upcoming DLC has been shown off in a Japanese livestream. Accessible via in-game NPCs who guard locked elevators, the DLC transports players to an all-new combat arena where fresh threats reside.

Just what are those new threats? Well, the ones who have been shown are Yosuke Matsuda, CEO of Square Enix, and PlatinumGames president, Kenichi Sato. Each of them descends from the sky and fires out projectiles of their own faces. Yes.

What’s the point of all this? Well, there’s a Nier-inspired outfit for 2B, 9S, and A2 to unlock and wear. 2B’s is based on Kaine’s outfit from the original Neir, so she’s running around with her entire arse out now. Yes.

The DLC is called3C3C1D119440927. Yes.

The outfits and the new area should be arriving on May 2 in Japan. We’ll update when we know the western release date.