Gone Gold: ‘Nioh 2’ Is Ready For Its March 13th Release
- Have you played the original to death?
- If you have rejoice, the sequel is just a few weeks away.
- It’s time to slaughter more yokai.
2019 gave us Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, where players were thrown repeatedly against the dirt by bosses and enemies alike in a satisfying Japanese setting that fully embraced the idea of the shinobi and offered up some incredible swordplay. It was another merciless experience from FromSoftware which for a time reignited the debate on difficulty in games that predictably follows. But before Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice there was another. While From Software focused on the Dark Souls and Bloodborne games, Team Ninja ventured to Japan first with Nioh.
Nioh followed an Irish swordsman as he ventured forth on his own quest suddenly caught up in the chaos being wrought by demonic yokai throughout the land. It was an intense hack and slash that at times could be just as hard as anything From Software offers up. Back in November Fumihiko Yasuda, producer on Nioh 2, first revealed the release date as well as spoke briefly about the changes made from last year’s alpha phase:
First and foremost, I’m happy to finally announce our launch date of 13th March, 2020.
I know many of you have been waiting and we thank you for your patience while we worked to set an official date. One of the primary reasons for not rushing to set a launch date was to ensure that we can achieve a “genuine evolution” from Nioh, which to us meant that we needed to bring in fresh new elements while retaining the things that we felt was right from the first game. Although there weren’t enough significant changes in the Alpha, we now feel that we have come much closer to reaching our goals.
After the beta phase came and went after the release date announcement we’ve had a handful of trailers to see, including one with some absolutely atrocious voice acting, and now the cherry on top is that Nioh 2 has officially gone gold and in a few short weeks players will be able to carve their way to glory once again.
Nioh 2 is launching exclusively on the PlayStation 4, although the original Nioh did see a PC port not too long after its initial release. However, at this time there hasn’t been any definite yes or no answer so it’s hard to say whether or not Nioh 2 will eventually come to the PC crowd or not. Are you going to be checking out Nioh 2 when it releases next month?