With Team Ninja preparing to launch the sequel that is Nioh 2 exclusively for the PS4 this March 13, the excitement for fans of the original’s fast-paced action and swift combat could not be higher.
And to reward players for the support shown to the first game and hopefully the sequel, there will be three pieces of post-launch DLC coming to Nioh 2, as detailed in a new blog post on the PlayStation Blog.
Of course, the DLC will be part of the Season Pass, with each focusing on a different story that happens before the game, and help flesh out the world of Nioh 2. Like previous DLC, players can look forward to new combat abilities, weapons, and even more characters being added.
Team Ninja also detailed more about the events of the sequel, drawing players into the “epic saga” of the half-breed yokai hunter- “Hideyoshi.”
It is the Warring States period in Japan. The year is 1555. Never-ending warfare has transformed the nation into a land of chaos infested by demonic yokai, evil spirits who feed upon their victims.
It is in this setting of relentless mayhem that we meet our protagonist, a rogue mercenary hunting down yokai in the Mino Province. This demon hunter hides a terrible secret: they are a half-breed, the orphan offspring of both human and yokai blood. Unable to find a place amongst mankind, our demon hunter journeys alone.
Calamity strikes one day as our protagonist loses control of their own yokai power while battling against a ferocious fiend. However, the dire situation is remedied by a wandering merchant by the name of Toukichiro who sells strange “Spirit Stones”; magic—imbued artifacts that can help the wielder communicate with yokai spirits. Our demon hunter regains control of their demonic persona.
From there on, the two decide to combine their abilities and set out together to find more of the powerful Spirit Stones, their quest being funded by an influential warlord to track down the artifacts to ensure they’re reserved for proper use.
For those who have already pre-ordered the Digital Deluxe version of the game, you are already all set.
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