Update: Originally announced for a May 2 release date in Japan, Worldwide players have been left in the dark when it comes to grabbing at a release date for NieR: Automata's first DLC offering - '3C3C1D119440927'.
Today, however, word has come directly for Square Enix themselves that May 2 will, in fact, be the Worldwide release date for the new add-on pack bringing new costumes, hairsprays, boss battles and more to Nier: Automata.
There's no official word as to whether the add-on release will bring relief to those still falling victim to the 'white screen' issues plaguing those with specific graphics cards, but we've emailed Square Enix with the all-important question and will update this post yet again if we hear back. For now, all we can do is wait.
Original Story: Whether you've managed to complete the various, arching playthroughs of NieR: Automata or have yet to chance it over fear of hitting the 'White Screen' with an AMD 4x Series GPU, the game's first DLC offerings will be with us in just a few weeks.
While we can always hope Nier: Automata’s '3C3C1D119440927' DLC pack will bring with it an official fix for those constantly battling the looming threat of the PC version's major bug, it's more about having you fight against Square Enix and PlatinumGames itself. Not a bad trade-off for those looking to vent their frustrations, actually.
Officially the first round of DLC to appear for the game since its release in March, Nier: Automata’s '3C3C1D119440927' is said to release 'soon' with the game's Japanese PR since confirming a May 2 release for the region. While not acting as a story add-on, the pack brings a number of new costumes for playable characters 2B, 9S and A2 while introducing the figureheads of its development as optional bosses in the Colosseum.
2B gains the fabricated looks of Kaine from the original NieR (and a 'revealing outfit') with 9S getting a costume based on the younger form of the original game's protagonist. A2, on the other hand, gets on more closely resembling the older version of Nier himself instead - these will all be obtained by both buying the DLC pack and completing the new sub-quests associated with the costumes. New bullet decals and hair colourings will be made available, too.
And if you've ever wondered what's behind those closed doors with suicidal machines stationed outside them, it's about time we find out. That's where Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato - presidents of Square Enix and PlatinumGames respectively - reside. Waiting for your opening attack, these two optional bosses will fire their heads at you in true NieR: Automata bullet-hell glory.
Nier: Automata’s '3C3C1D119440927' DLC could be out as early as May 2 to coincide with the Japanese release. Coming in at 1500 Yen, we could be expecting a £10.99-£11.99 price point - or around $14-15. If you still need a copy, check out Green Man Gaming.