Nioh 2 Closed Alpha Starting This Week, New Trailer Released

Nioh 2 has a new trailer and a surprise closed alpha lasting from May 24 to June 2.

Since its 2018 reveal trailer, Nioh 2 has been at the back of the minds of fans hungry for more of Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja's Sengoku-era action game.

Nioh 2 hasn't seen many announcements since its reveal last year, but there's a big one today: The game is seeing a closed alpha starting on May 24. It will last until June 2.

Details are currently scarce. Team Ninja announced on Twitter earlier today that the Nioh 2 closed alpha will be available to some PlayStation 4 users, though what the criteria may be for someone to be invited to the closed alpha is currently unknown.

A trailer was released along with this announcement, which you can check out in the header above.

An easy assumption is that some Nioh owners will be allowed into the alpha, but there is no confirmation at this time.

Some Nioh fans had hoped Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would be in the same vein but found the two to have completely different gameplay styles despite the similar period setting.

Considering the original game's public beta phases and this alpha announcement, Nioh 2 may be subject to the same sort of pre-release testing as its predecessor. Don't be too bummed out if you don't get into this short alpha, your time to test may not be that far in the future.

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Ashley spends all her time playing games, cooking, and studying languages. It's a miracle she's not burned out on the whole thing after being a game addict since '89 (I'm old, deal with it). Classic annoying Sega kid, still hasn't let go of Sonic and prefers arcade-style games. Final Fantasy and SaGa rock whatever it is you like, chump.

Published May. 22nd 2019

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