It’s been more than a year since Nioh 2 was announced, but the ARPG community still stays hyped about it. There are several reasons for that. First of all, the storyline will no longer be pseudo-historical. Team Ninja said goodbye to William Adams and showed us a new character who is… completely customizable.
The sequel’s protagonist is a half-breed samurai warrior with human and demon blood in his veins. He can turn into a mighty evil creature so he definitely will have to face some inner conflict. Just take a look at this image of the protagonist divided in two states by a sword. Do you think it has something in common with Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones a bit? Pleasant nostalgia!
We are going to travel on the lands of Japan in the Sengoku period, before the events of the original Nioh game. This time co-op has expanded for three players (you and two of your friends or strangers). Players will have to visit the Yokai world, and the developers admit that the demon form is much stronger there than humans. You can already imagine a lot of troubles — Nioh 2 is still Souls-like and not going to be less difficult.
Here is some new gameplay footage of Nioh 2, where you can see the new stage level and boss named Makara Naotaka. The game looks fancy and very dynamic. Nioh 2 will release on PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020.