Explore the Secrets of a Yokai-Filled Past in Nioh 2's Darkness In The Capital

Part two of Nioh 2's DLC expansion sends players back in time to tackle an otherworldly threat against Kyoto.

The second part of Nioh 2's DLC expansion launches October 15. It's called Darkness In The Capital, and it transports players back in time to unravel the mysteries of a Kyoto besieged by spirits.

Things kick off in Darkness In The Capital when the hero travels to a Kyoto shrine housing an old box called the Sohayamaru. The Sohayamaru activates somehow and sends the protagonist to the Heian period (794 C.E - 1185 C.E.).

As expected, there will be plenty of powerful Yokai to contend with, which will be fodder for players who team up with "the most preeminent demon slayer and the strongest sorcerer in history," among other allies. 

Along with new Yokai, Darkness In The Capital introduces new bosses, skills, Guardian Spirits, Ninjutsu, Onmyo Magic, and Soul Cores. There's also a new armor set and a new weapon designed for close-quarters combat, though Team Ninja is leaving the specifics a secret for now.

The second Nioh 2 expansion comes not long after The Tengu's Disciple, adding even more of what made Nioh 2 such an improvement on its predecessor/sequel.  Both expansions are available as separate purchases or bundled together as part of Nioh 2's expansion pass.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Nioh 2 news as it develops.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 16th 2021

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