It's official! NieR: Automata is coming to the Xbox Game Pass following the reveal of the upcoming NieR: Replicant remake! But first, let's talk about the Xbox Game Pass and its latest new addition. 

Square Enix has confirmed that the latest entry into such a beloved franchise is coming to Xbox Game Pass on April 2nd on the heels of this membership finally being made available in Japan. Since NieR is such an appreciated adventure in the country, it's a perfect welcome to the latest games library option. 

As for NieR: Replicant, Square issued a press release (via Windows Central) that confirms their latest endeavor in addition to a brand new teaser trailer seen below. According to the company: 

"In the year of the 10th anniversary of Nier, we are announcing that the cult classic third-person action-RPG Nier Replicant, is to be rebuilt for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC as Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139... Nier Replicant is the prequel of the critically acclaimed success Nier: Automata. NierReplicant Ver.1.22474487139... invites players into a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother's captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease — a quest which will, in turn, make them question everything. Developed in collaboration with Toylogic, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... brings together an all-star team including acclaimed director, Yoko Taro, composer Keiichi Okabe, and producer Yosuke Saito."

For those that may not know, how the Xbox Game Pass works is it allows players to enjoy unlimited access to many great Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for only $9.99 per month, including fan-favorites including exclusives like Halo, Gears of War, and Crackdown. With so many games to discover and download, your Xbox experience will never be the same.

For more about the Xbox Game Pass, according to Microsoft: 

  • Play games across multiple genres, from action/adventure and family favorites to shooters, sports, puzzle games, and more. And with new titles added every month, you'll always have a wide selection of great games to choose from.
  • Download games directly to your console and play online or offline in full-fidelity, without any streaming or connectivity issues. Whether it's a new story to immerse yourself in or an old journey you're eager to revisit, experience your games as they were intended.
  • Love an Xbox One game and want to own it? Interested in an add-on or Season Pass for a title you're playing in the Xbox Game Pass catalog? Save 20% on Xbox One game purchases and 10% on all related add-ons, but only while the base game is currently in the catalog. Xbox 360 games do not qualify for discounts.

What other additions would you like to see the team add to the Xbox Game Pass library? Hit us up with what you hope to see next over on Twitter @PrimaGames!