Nioh 2 Story Trailer Shows Off Samurai, Yokai, and Mythic Spirits
Team Ninja recently revealed a brand new story trailer for Nioh 2, the studio's upcoming action RPG. Set 45 years prior to the original Nioh, this prequel doesn't shy away from what made its predecessor great. Some of Nioh's greatest strengths are on display in the trailer seen above.
Set in 1555 Japan, during the Warring States epoch, Nioh 2 is still all about samurai, yokai, and mythic spirits. Instead of playing as Irishman William Adams this time around, players find themselves in the geta of "a rogue mercenary hunting down yokai in the Mino Province." His name is Hideyoshi, and he is half-man, half-yokai.
As the story trailer shows, Hideyoshi's primary mission is to protect "powerful Spirit Stones" while, of course, fighting off various malefactors and villains. From the looks of it, Nioh's tough-as-nails battles and big boss fights are back.
Speaking of the story trailer on the PlayStation Blog, Tom Lee, Creative Director Team Ninja said:
I’m very proud of the work that our production team has put into this trailer and genuinely excited for you guys to check this out as it gives you a glimpse into some of the characters and backstory for our upcoming game.
Lee also revealed information about Nioh 2's post-launch DLC and a Season Pass. There are currently "three major DLC releases planned," according to Lee. These DLC packs will be prequels to Nioh 2, presumably fleshing out different characters and events from the game.
The DLC expansions will also include "new weapons, new combat abilities and new characters, with each DLC incorporating both multiple main and sub-missions." The Season Pass is part of Nioh 2's digital deluxe edition, and it contains all of the planned DLCs.
Nioh 2 is set to release on March 13 for the PlayStation 4. We got the chance to play the Nioh 2 beta back in November. We came away pleasantly optimistic for the game.