Team Ninja has shared the first story trailer for Nioh 2 as well as revealing the post-launch DLC plans for the title. This includes three major DLC releases promising hours of additional single-player gameplay.
Nioh 2 is set during the Warring States period in Japan. The protagonist is a rogue mercenary who hunts down yokai, demon spirits that have overrun the war-torn island. The mercenary is half-yokai who uses his powers to battle the demons, but one day loses control over his abilities.
Thanks to the merchant and their “Spirit Stones” the mercenary regains power over their yokai abilities and sets out with the merchant to find more stones.
Team Ninja’s creative director Tom Lee confirmed Nioh 2 would have a post-launch DLC roadmap and season pass. There will be three “major DLC’ releases that will focus on a different storyline that takes place before the events of Nioh 2. There will also be new weapons, combat abilities, and characters with each DLC that can be incorporated into the main missions.
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IGN reviewed Nioh and praised the action RPG for its ambition. Though it’s a Dark Souls-inspired game, we said Nioh has enough originality to forge its own identity. Nioh was also a PlayStation Plus game last year, so if you managed to pick it up in time you can read IGN’s Nioh guide for tips and walkthroughs.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.