The JRPG from Platinum games, NieR Automata is now celebrating its first anniversary on the PS4. The game director Yoko Taro has released a special message for fans of the RPG.

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the PAL release date of the game, which hit stores on March 10th, 2017. The initial release for NieR Automata was February 23rd, while the North American release was March 7th. The PC edition will turn 1 on March 17th.

Nier AutomataIn the press release accompanying Taro’s video, publisher Square Enix reminded fans that, since launch “NieR:Automata’s shipment and digital sales have exceeded two million units and the game has received critical acclaim across the world for its deep, captivating storyline and fantastic blend of action-packed and high-speed 60fps battles. Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames, NieR:Automata delivers the perfect mix of action and RPG gameplay in a beautifully desolate open world.”

Nier Automata was applauded for it’s engaging combat and the thought-provoking plotline, which is a big tear-jerker, in case you haven’t already heard. Called by many as an existential crisis simulator, the game features multiple endings, depending upon the player’s choices.

If you haven’t taken gotten a chance to try this emotionally charged post-apocalyptic JRPG, now would be the ideal time. Square Enix is offering a 50% discount on the anniversary of Nier Automata.

You can check out Yoko Taro’s special message below.

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