Square Enix wants to know if you’d buy a NieR edition game console

Yoko Taro wants one with controllers full of salt.


Square Enix wants to know if you would buy a NieR-themed game console. (We’re assuming they’re talking about PlayStation 4, considering NieR: Automata is a PlayStation 4 title and they mention “Pro,” but the hardware’s name is never actually used.)

In a tweet, the official NieR Twitter account asked: “Hypothetically… this is hypoethical, but I’ll just ask everyone, if there was a NieR-style game console, would you want it?” A poll attached to the tweet includes the options “I would buy it,” “I would buy two,” “I would buy one, and a Pro,” and “I wouldn’t buy it.”

NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro responded to the poll in a very Yoko Taro-like tweet. “If there is a NieR-style game console, how about a “Summer Snow” model with salt tightly packed in the crevices of the controller buttons? Eh? You game? It can’t be done of course. Because it’s filled with salt. The substrates like the wiring will rust.”

NieR: Automata will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan in standard and Black Box editions on February 23. It is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC in North America and Europe in early 2017. A demo will be released by the end of 2016.

Thanks, Games Talk.

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