Square Enix announced a NieR: Automata fan festival will be held in November 2022. The event will take place at the Tokyo Garden Theater in Japan. It will commemorate the five year anniversary of NieR: Automata. It will be held from November 25-26, 2022. Square Enix is selling tickets through a lottery system through its Square Enix e-Store digital storefront from June 28, 2022 to July 18, 2022. Winners will be contacted on July 26, 2022. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
A total of six seating options for the NieR: Automata fan festival are available. These include a series of standard tickets, which range in price from 12,000 yen (or $88) to 10,000 yen (or roughly $73), depending on their location. The S seat tickets will cost 12,000 yen (or $88), with the A seat tickets costing 11,000 yen (or approximately $80), and the B seat tickets costing 10,000 yen (again, about $73).
A second tier of tickets, which also range from S to B seats, will come with exclusive merchandise which is a black penlight that features Emil’s head. S seat tickets, with the mentioned penlight, will cost 15,400 yen (or $113), the A seat tickets will cost 14,400 yen (which is roughly $105), and the B seat tickets will cost 13,400 yen (or approximately $98)
The fan festival will feature segments during which various developers on NieR: Automata discuss the game. Among them will be Yosuke Saito, Yoko Taro, and Keiichi Okabe. There will also be a concert which will have performances by Emi Evans, J’Nique Nicol, and KOCHO.
NieR: Automata is immediately available for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. It first released for the PlayStation 4 in Japan in February 2017. A Western release and PC release followed in March 2017. It released for the Xbox One in June 2018. It will release for Nintendo Switch on October 6, 2022.