Nier Automata could be coming to Switch, journalist suggests

A journalist who correctly reported details about an upcoming Nintendo Direct appears to be suggesting that a Switch version of Nier Automata will be revealed during the presentation.

Last week, Nacho Requena, the editor of Spanish games magazine Manual, correctly predicted that a Nintendo Direct was scheduled for June 28, and that it would mainly focus on third-party games.

And on Monday, the Switch maker confirmed plans to host a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase this Tuesday, offering roughly 25 minutes of information on upcoming third-party titles.

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“I’ve also been told that some Persona game will be present, though I don’t know which game,” Requena said last week on the subject of the Nintendo Direct.

“I’ve also been told there will be another game that has been available for some time on other platforms… it’s been available for four years now.”

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Asked about this four-year-old game following Nintendo’s Direct announcement on Monday, Requena clarified that the title in question was released between 2017 and 2018, depending on the version.

And two minutes later, he tweeted about the upcoming Nintendo Direct with a GIF of Nier director Yoko Taro.

Developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix, Nier: Automata was originally released for PS4 and PC in 2017, before making its way to Xbox One in 2018.

Taro expressed enthusiasm for a Switch version of the game during a Square Enix presentation at E3 2018.

The original Nier was released in 2010 and an updated version, officially titled Nier Replicant ver1.22474487139, was released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC last year.

Following its release, a datamine unearthed references to ‘NX’ graphics settings within the game’s code (NX is the development codename for Switch), leading to speculation that the remaster could be planned for Nintendo’s console.