Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo push Nioh to the next console generation, and PC users can also be happy about the second game getting ported.
Let’s go in release order. First, the third and final DLC of Nioh 2, The First Samurai, is launching on PlayStation 4 on December 17: „Brace yourselves to take on some of the most challenging missions and formidable foes in the entire series, along with an added difficulty level that will give even the most seasoned veterans a run for their money. A flash of light from Sohayamaru whisks the protagonist back to the past as a Visitor for the third and final time. They are brought back to the place their mother spoke of when they were very young, the land of the fabled youth that defeated an oni. Otakemaru’s past, the secret of Sohayamaru, and the truth behind the first samurai. All of these mysteries will be revealed, and the protagonist’s long journey will finally come to a climactic end,” the PlayStation Blog reads.
Next up is Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition both on PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam) on February 5. This contains all three DLC (The Tengu’s Disciple, Darkness in the Capital, The First Samurai). And on PC, „the game will be playable with crystal clear 4K Ultra-HD support, alongside ultra wide-screen compatibility, HDR monitor support and 144Hz monitor support, with silky-smooth gameplay at a consistent 120 frames per second on compatible systems […] with full mouse and keyboard customization support, and gamepad compatibility.” We’ll also have an exclusive Valve helmet.
Also on February 5, Nioh Collection is launching on PlayStation 5. This includes Nioh Remastered – The Complete Edition and Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition. „All of the titles available on PlayStation 5 will support 4K resolution for crystal clear visuals, up to 120 frames per second gameplay for silky smooth combat, ultra-fast load times and the ability to transfer your data from the PlayStation 4 versions to pick up your journey right where you left off.”
Let’s not forget about the upgrade paths: „For those of you who are looking to continue your demon-slaying journey in Nioh 2 onto PlayStation 5 from your PlayStation 4, there are two upgrade routes for you to take. Players that own Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition on PlayStation 4 can upgrade to Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition on PlayStation 5 at no additional cost. Players that own Nioh 2 on PS4 can upgrade to the base game – Nioh 2 Remastered on PlayStation 5, and receive the PlayStation 5 version of any downloadable content expansions they own on PlayStation 4.” You need a PlayStation 5 Standard Edition to upgrade a physical copy of Nioh 2 on PlayStation 4 to PS5.
What a decent offer by Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo.
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