We don’t have to wait for much more for the sequel of the „Japanese Souls”, Nioh 2.
„As you begin this adventure, we introduce you to a gorgeous new area which we call The Village of Cursed Blossoms. This is the opening level of Nioh 2, and as the name suggests, it’s an amalgamation of natural beauty and menacing peril. […] As developers creating a game founded on Japanese aesthetics, we’ve always hoped to design a level covered by cherry blossoms in full bloom. So it brings us great joy and satisfaction to finally make it a reality in Nioh 2. Lucky for us, a well-known area for sakura trees called Chidorigafuchi is right next to the Team Ninja studio! This allowed us to refine our visuals with great detail and accuracy.
Yokai are an essential cornerstone of this franchise, and we take careful consideration when adding these mythical creatures into the game. When choosing new Yokai to implement, we go far beyond simply choosing the most popular or well-known versions. Instead, we meticulously select each creature based on their unique characteristics to effectively complement specific integrations. This approach ensures a wide range of variation and scope, which is super important in keeping players engaged and challenged! […]
Speaking of Yokai, our latest demo features Mezuki — a terrifying beast adorned with a grotesque mug and wielding a deadly saw-like weapon. Its debut should make quite an impression with the players testing their Yokai combat skills at TGS. One word of advice for those looking to go toe-to-toe with Mezuki: When in the Dark Realm, ruthless Yokai become even fiercer and more powerful. Tread carefully and strike effectively.
Players will also encounter smaller creatures called Sudama (Sudama are Kodama that turned into Yokai) in The Village of Cursed Blossoms. As in their former incarnation, they are not violent but they display an unrelenting thirst for material possessions. To provide some perspective, the background image in our key art represents the contrast between the world of men and the realm of Yokai, which is a central theme of the game and the motivation behind our new half-breed protagonist. Given this duality, the Sudama was created as an antithesis to the Kodama. […]
There’s so much more Nioh 2 info I’d like to share, but I’ll save it for next time. We are preparing to finalize the game and set our sights on our early 2020 launch […],” Tom Lee, the creative director of Team Ninja (the developers of Nioh 2), wrote on the PlayStation Blog.
So, like Nioh, Nioh 2 will also launch early in the year. Nioh 2 will launch on PlayStation 4 (once again, probably as a timed exclusive) in early 2020!