“Nier: Automata” Inspires a Very Moon-Faced Emil Edition PlayStation 4

Square Enix recently teased plans for a Nier: Automata-themed PlayStation 4, and now the console is up for pre-order on Japan’s Sony Store. The Emil Edition system is priced at ¥33,480 ($294) for the 500GB version and ¥38,480 ($337) for the 1TB version, and it will launch in Japan on the same day as Automata, February 23. 


For your money you’ll get a Jet Black PS4 featuring Emil’s head, an original PS4 theme, and all the other stuff that typically comes with the console, all in Nier: Automata packaging. 



In other Nier-related fun, Automata director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, and designer Takahisa Taura were recently on a live stream showing off some cool footage. Chief among it is a look at the prototype version of the demo, including footage from a build that was put together a couple years ago. That kicks off around 5:45 below. 



Nier: Automata hits PlayStation 4 in North America on March 7 and Europe on March 10, with a PC version to follow later. 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.