Team Ninja‘s „Japanese Souls-clone” sells decently – Koei Tecmo, the publisher is celebrating.
The publisher and the devs announced on Twitter that Nioh 2, which launched on March 13 on PlayStation 4 (so nearly about two months ago), has sold over one million units. Thus, they released the 1.09 update for the game that adds new missions, the Photo Mode, a new Guardian Spirit, and more. But that’s not where the importance lies but in the further expansions of the game.
Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo explained it on the PlayStation Blog: „We’re planning to release a total of three sizable and badass downloadable content batches over the next several months to provide you guys with additional challenges to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat. There will be new storylines, new yokai, ferocious new bosses, Guardian Spirits, new skills, fresh armour, and a new weapon that alters the performance of skills outside of set stances.
On top of all that, new difficulty levels and end-game content will be added to allow the campaign to grow longer, giving you guys even more content to start your summer gaming adventures! I’m happy to announce that the first of these thrilling downloadable content packs called “The Tengu’s Disciple” will kick off on July 30. Also, as a bonus, we have prepared brand new wallpapers inspired by the upcoming downloadable content to keep you guys motivated as you wait for the new chapter to arrive in July. We hope you will be pleased with what you see!
Speaking of the upcoming downloadable content chapters, here are some clues and context into the storyline of the continuing Nioh 2 saga: a great battle has taken place at Yashima in the late Heian period. As a visitor in Yashima, our protagonist finds a shrine possessing a mysterious whistle called the Sohayamaru. Upon inspection, the whistle shines radiantly as the shadow of Yokai can be seen lurking in the background. It is revealed that whenever wars take place, heroes wielding the Sohayamaru will head into battle to restore peace into this land. More in-depth details regarding “The Tengu’s Disciple” will be released in the coming months, so please stay tuned.”
Now, this battle happened on March 22, 1185, between the Minamoto and the Taira clan. The former one, led by Minamoto no Yoshitsune. He was considered one of the greatest and most popular warriors in the late Heian and the early Kamakura era, and he is one of the most known samurai warriors as well.
So Nioh 2 seems to go back in time with the DLC. Seems like a good idea.
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