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Wait! My favorite game of all times is getting not one, but two books? Don't mind me, I'm just going to preorder this bad boy right now. Man, can't wait to get my hand on that book!
Pre order link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/197470162X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Yes. NieR Automata: Long Story Short and Short Story Long. You can purchase them on Amazon!
NieR:Automata: Long Story Short https://www.amazon.ca/dp/197470162X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_h9B.CbW23783J
NieR:Automata: Short Story Long https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1974701840/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_.9B.CbQZQ0QK6
There are 3 YoRHa related novels:
I've discussed all of them at length (including spoilers, so be warned) at the links above.
The first novel was originally released in Japanese in August 2017 and was later translated into English and released in October 2018. You can order it on Amazon here.
The original release of the book was a very good condensed re-telling of the main story in NieR:Automata. It does not cover everything in the game. The English translation, on the other hand, was not exactly translated very well and made many amateurish writing mistakes, some mere annoyances while others were more detrimental to the overall enjoyment of the novel.
But my criticisms may be overly harsh because I come from a writing background with additional translation experience. Your average NieR fan will probably enjoy reading it, but if you're a hard-core purist, Yoko fan... the book might annoy the crap out of you.
Shortly after the release of the English version, I made a couple review videos analyzing the contents of the book, although I tend to critique the writing more than anything else. You can find them here.
The 2nd novel is scheduled to be released in April this year. I just hope they put in a little more effort this time around, especially since the majority of the book has already been translated by fans.
Drakengard's characters have almost no relation to anything in NieR outside of Caim and Angelus (directly causing the apocalypse in NieR) and Accord (an android who may or may not be related to Automata's androids). There are also a few callbacks in Automata, but as far as I know the significance is unclear ([Eve having the symbol for the Cult of the Watchers on him](/spoiler) and [the logic virus resembling the Red Eye curse](/spoiler)).
Most of the Drakengard novellas are available on the wiki.
Most of the side material for NieR Gestalt/Replicant is contained in "Grimoire Nier", which has been fan-translated.
The NieR:Automata books have been officially published in English.
And yes, Drakengard 2 is completely irrelevant.
For those who don't know what this book is:
This is a novelization of the game with some additional content. It was originally released in August 2017 and has been partly fan-translated not long after.
The English translation is done by the unknown people of VIZ who probably just bought the license and isn't connected to Square Enix (which is not even mentioned on the store page).
Thus the quality of the translation/localization is very debatable and it is advised to take it with a grain of salt until someone who've read the original can comment on it.
The "Vol.1" in the title, as well as the title itself, are most likely a localization choice to promote the next book which comes out in 2019.
The book is available on Amazon.