NieR: Automata Gets an Update to Fix Item Name That Upset Some Fans

February 25, 2017Written by Zarmena Khan

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Platinum Games found itself involved in a little bit of controversy this week as NieR: Automata players discovered that the game contains an item called “NIN64” that gets classified as a trash item in player inventory. Although some didn’t think much of it and came up with different theories about what it means, others weren’t having it and demanded that Square Enix and Platinum Games change the item name. They believe the studio was firing shots at Nintendo.

Producer Yosuke Saito ended up taking notice of the complaints, and said in a tweet (translation courtesy of Siliconera), that the developer will “change the name of an item you’ve all pointed out.”

We can now confirm that NieR: Automata has received an update (1.03) ahead of its Western release that changes the controversial name alongside fixing some bugs. The game releases in the West on March 7.

Do our readers think it was a tasteless joke or are players overreacting? Let us know your thoughts.

[Source: Siliconera, Gametransfers]