Tag: Nioh

  • News Nioh 2 Update 1.05 Available to Download Now on PS4

    Lots of bug fixes

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh 2 has been available for exactly a week now, but that hasn't stopped Team Ninja from getting straight back to work and patching some of the game's minor problems. They're not issues which had any effect on our playthrough, something we chose to highlight in the glowing Push Square 8/10 review, although...

  • News Nioh 2 Launch Trailer Welcomes Back a Familiar Face

    Stinger

    Nioh 2 will exclusively grace the PlayStation 4 in just two days time, so we're sure everyone knows what that means. It's time for a good, old launch trailer. The near 100 seconds of footage will surely hype those up anticipating the Souls-like's release just that little bit more, but it might be worth sticking around until the very end...

  • News Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial Available to Download Now on PS4

    It is time

    If you've been hoping to sample Nioh 2 and all the changes it brings with it before release on PlayStation 4, now's your chance. The Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial is available to download right now from the PlayStation Store, giving you access to its in-depth character creator and three levels to die over and over again on. UK and European...

  • News Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial Starts Tomorrow, So Here's a Teaser Trailer

    Sample balance changes

    If you've been eager to check out Nioh 2 after it went through a number of balance changes to make for a fairer game, you'll have your chance tomorrow. The Last Chance Trial will be available to download and play over the coming weekend on PlayStation 4, giving you a taste of the sorts of enemies and levels you can expect from...

  • News Nioh 2 Is Taking Your Weapon Suggestions for Its DLC

    More content tidbits

    Much like 2017's Nioh, developer Team Ninja has an extensive post-launch plan in place to support the sequel throughout the year. Nioh 2 comes to PlayStation 4 next month on 13th March 2020, but with three more content drops in the works, it is actually looking to take suggestions from the fans. Rather humorously, the studio is...

  • News Give Nioh 2 One More Shot Before Release with Last Chance Trial

    Carry your character over

    Nioh 2 has gone through some significant balance changes since its closed beta last November, so it makes a lot of sense to give those interested in the Team Ninja project one more chance to sample its offering before launch next month. The Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial starts on Friday 28th February and runs through to the end...

  • News Nioh 2 Avoids Late Delay as Game Goes Gold

    Release next month

    If you were worried that Nioh 2 would be a rather late entry into the long list of delayed PlayStation 4 games for 2020, you can now rest easy. Developer Team Ninja has confirmed that the game has gone gold, meaning that development of the base experience is complete. The team will now most likely ramp up production on a day one...

  • News Nioh Surpasses Three Million Copies Sold Worldwide Ahead of Sequel

    It's all good

    Developer Team Ninja hasn't got a bad word to say at the moment. After impressing us once again at a Nioh 2 preview event ahead of the sequel's release next month, it has now been revealed that the original game is even more of a sales success than we thought. The series' official Twitter account announced overnight that Nioh has...

  • Interview Nioh 2 General Producer on the Sengoku Era and Fixing Difficulty

    Yosuke Hayashi reveals all

    Here at Push Square, we've already declared that Nioh 2 is shaping up to be one of 2020's best PlayStation 4 exclusives. Two hours of hands on time proved to us what an excellent sequel to the 2017 original it is, fixing the problems it faced late last year as part of an open beta in the process. That wasn't enough for us,...

  • Hands On Nioh 2 Is Primed to Become One of 2020's Best PS4 Exclusives

    Yokai fame

    It's been three months since Nioh 2 opened its doors to the public with an open beta. Allowing players to get to grips with what sets the sequel apart from the 2017 original across a single weekend, it was an eye-opening experience for developer Team Ninja. That's because the most overwhelming piece of feedback was that the technical test...

  • News Nioh 2 Expands Co-Op Support to Three Players, Avatar Creation Revealed

    Bring some friends along

    The original Nioh has always allowed you to summon a friend to help out during a particularly difficult boss fight or to simply offer extra support, although co-operative functionality was restricted to just two players for the vast majority of the experience. The game did allow you to team up with two players once you tried...

  • News Nioh 2 to Expand with Extensive PS4 Post-Release Add-On Plans

    Satisfying samurai

    Nioh 2’s going to be a significant time sink when it deploys on 13th March, but don’t expect your journey through a demon-infested Japan to end there. Team Ninja has announced plans for extensive post-release support, with three major expansions in the pipeline. Each add-on pack will focus on “a different storyline that...

  • News Nioh 2 Story Trailer Is an Atmospheric, Magical Mystery

    War is unending

    After teasing yesterday that it would drop a new trailer for Nioh 2, Sony has delivered with an all-new look at the game -- this time placing a large emphasis on its story. The title is a prequel to the 2017 original so no prior knowledge is required for those interested in checking out the experience launching March 2020. Take a...

  • News Nioh 2 to Receive a Brand New Trailer Tomorrow, Sony Teases

    War is unending

    Are you ready to see more Nioh 2? The upcoming sequel from Team Ninja is looking pretty great so far, and we know the game has been rebalanced since the brutal PlayStation 4 beta. It seems as though we're about to get a fresh look at the game, as the PlayStation Twitter account is teasing a new trailer. As mentioned in the image...

  • News Latest Nioh 2 Screenshots Debut New Character and Guardian Spirits

    New info every week

    In the lead up to the game's PlayStation 4 release on 13th March, Nioh 2 will be revealing new information every single week. That's seven lots of content coming our way, and it all starts today with a new batch of screenshots which show off a new character and more Guardian Spirits. As you can see in a selection of the images...

  • News Nioh 2 Difficulty Level to Be Adjusted for the Final Game Following Beta Feedback

    Rebalancing and better tutorials

    Nioh 2 was far too difficult for our liking when we got some sweet hands on action with the latest Team Ninja outing by way of an open beta last November. "Nioh 2's open beta just kicked our arse" is what we claimed at the time, and it looks like we weren't the only ones having trouble making much progress. The...

  • Hands On Nioh 2 Could Be the Toughest Souls-Like to Date

    Prepare to die

    We're not ones to boast, but we sort of have to be pretty good at video games in order to do our jobs properly. We've managed to beat every Dark Souls entry there is, Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice -- you name it and we've probably clocked it. However, Nioh 2's open beta just kicked our arse. Playable for the next 10 days, Koei...

  • News Here's One More Reason to Play Nioh on PS Plus

    Save data has a cool use

    Nioh was a really great twist on the Souls formula back when it released in early 2017, and it looks like the sequel is set to replicate that in a few months time in March 2020. If you haven't played that original experience, however, it's going to be available on PS Plus as part of the november line-up. A worthy download...

  • News Nioh 2 PS4 Open Beta Gives You a Slice of the Action in November

    Blade test runner

    Koei Tecmo has gone Nioh crazy today. Not only is the first game coming to PlayStation Plus next month, its sequel now has a firm release date. Nioh 2 is a few months away, but fret not -- you'll be able to try it out for yourself much sooner than that. An open beta has also been announced, and it's right around the corner. As...

  • News Nioh 2 Skewers a March 2020 Release Date on PS4

    Early 2020 is crazy

    After its "early 2020" release window was outed last month, we've been waiting on an official date for Nioh 2 -- and now we've got one. The sequel to 2017's really rather good action role-playing game will launch on the 13th March 2020, placing it just ten days away from the inevitable juggernaut that is Final Fantasy VII Remake...

  • Review Nioh - Team Ninja's Take on Dark Souls Is a Striking Alternative

    Prepare to daikatana

    Republished on Wednesday 30th October 2019: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Stop us if you think you've heard this one before. You wake up in prison in your underwear, immediately breaking out and making your way...

  • News Nioh 2 Tests Your Might with an Open Beta This November

    1-10 November

    Nioh 2 is quietly creeping up on us with a confirmed release window of early 2020. It'll have to go up against heavy hitters such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Final Fantasy VII Remake, but we reckon the follow-up to Team Ninja's 2017 samurai success can calve out its own audience. And to make that wait a little bit easier, an ope

  • News Nioh 2 Will Add to the Crazy Number of Games Releasing in Early 2020

    New trailer confirms

    Update: And there it is. Nioh 2 is officially launching in early 2020, the game's new trailer confirms. You can check it out above. Original story: If you didn't already know, the first few months of 2020 are looking pretty ridiculous for PlayStation 4 owners. Final Fantasy VII Remake. Cyberpunk 2077. Persona 5 Royal. Gods...

  • News Nioh 2 Will Hack and Slash the Tokyo Game Show Next Month

    All-new screenshots and art

    Anticipated sequel Nioh 2 will cut the Tokyo Game Show next month, as publisher Koei Tecmo lines up an all-new demo of the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, creative director Tom Lee showcased the key art for the title, confirming that the central character will indeed be a so-called...

  • News Nioh 2 Gameplay Footage Is Bloody and Impressive

    Nearly four hours worth of video to digest

    Nioh 2's alpha test got underway yesterday, but footage of the early beta is already surfacing across the internet. Thanks to YouTube user Shirrako, we've got almost four hours worth of gameplay to munch on that those lucky enough to be invited are playing right now. Chec

  • News 'Some' PS4 Users Are Being Invited to Alpha Test Nioh 2 as Gameplay Footage Finally Appears

    Secret samurai

    It's been quite a while since we heard anything about Nioh 2. The game was announced last year at E3, but we've seen nothing of it aside from a brief teaser trailer. Back in February, Team Ninja reiterated that the game was still in development, but it's been a return to radio silence ever since. Things appear to finally be kicking...

  • News Nioh Has Topped 2.5 Million Copies Worldwide, Nioh 2 Still in Development

    An official update

    Feudal Japan-infused action role-playing title Nioh, which launched almost exactly two years ago in 2017, has sold over 2.5 million copies to date. The stat comes from the game's official Twitter account, which has been busy celebrating the game's second anniversary. For what is really quite a niche property, that's not a bad...

  • E3 2018 Nioh 2 Branches Out With Character Creation

    Nioh yeah

    Nope, you won't be playing as a grizzled predetermined character like William Adams in Nioh 2. Instead, you'll be able to create your own custom hero. You'll be able to choose your sex and race according to game director Fumihiko Yasuda, who confirmed the addition during PlayStation's E3 2018 livestream. It's unclear how much...

  • E3 2018 Nioh 2 Unleashes Surprise Announcement Trailer

    Ni-oh?

    Well, we didn't see that one coming. Nioh 2 is official, and it got a quick cinematic teaser trailer at Sony's E3 2018 press conference. There are no real details yet, but we assume Koei Tecmo will have more to share in the near future. Are you up for a Nioh sequel? Keep your blade close in the comments section below.

  • News Nioh Slashes Through Two Million Sales Worldwide

    William the conqueror

    Koei Tecmo’s likeable Souls-esque samurai slasher Nioh has now cut through two million units worldwide across the PlayStation 4 and PC, the publisher has announced. The game was originally published by Sony, raising its profile significantly around the globe. Created by Team Ninja, the title was originally announced in 2005...

  • TGS 2017 Nioh Cuts Loose with a Complete Edition Later This Year

    The base game and all DLC

    An announcement that should come as no surprise to anyone, Nioh will be getting a Complete Edition. The final slice of downloadable content for the samurai slasher was revealed recently, so it only makes sense for publisher Koei Tecmo to come out and tell us that it's stuffing the base game and all three of its...

  • News Nioh Bloodies Its Blade for the Last Time in Final DLC Later This Month

    End of an era

    Nioh's third and final expansion hits PlayStation 4 later this month, publisher Koei Tecmo has revealed. Taking place after the events of the previous slice of downloadable content, Defiant Honor, this upcoming adventure, aptly titled Bloodshed's End, will mark the end of protagonist William's Japanese journey. As with the last...

  • News Another Brutal Nioh DLC Slashes Its Way to PS4 This Month

    Castle crasher

    Following on from the game's rather good Dragon of the North expansion, Nioh is getting another chunk of downloadable content later this month in the form of Defiant Honor. As you'd expect, the next additional saga will include new locations, enemies, equipment, and Trophies. Defiant Honor will see protagonist William take...

  • News Nioh's Dragon of the North Expansion Carves Out a Launch Trailer

    It's a Date

    Nioh is getting its first expansion tomorrow, complete with a new story, areas, enemies, equipment, and skills. Titled Dragon of the North, the downloadable content sees protagonist William cross paths with Masamune Date, one of feudal Japan's most famous warlords. If you're already a fan of Team Ninja's action role-playing game, then...

  • News Nioh Is Koei Tecmo's Most Successful Western Release

    Die by the sword

    Regular readers will know that associate editor Robert Ramsey is a big fan of Koei Tecmo's output, from the various Warriors games right the way through to Toukiden. But something we always discuss here at Push Square Towers is how the publisher's business can possibly be viable: it deploys dozens of games every year and rarely do...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Cuts Through 1 Million Sales, Free DLC Celebrates Today

    Razor sharp

    Bloody and brutal samurai slice-'em-up Nioh has sold over one million copies worldwide, Koei Tecmo has announced. The figure includes both physical units and digital downloads, and for a rather niche PlayStation 4 exclusive that's only been on the market for just over a couple of weeks, that's not a bad number at all. Even better is...

  • News Nioh Protagonist William Joins PS4 Action Game Musou Stars as a Playable Character

    Will of the samurai

    You'd think that Nioh lead William Adams would have had his fill of cutting monsters into ribbons, but apparently he's not ready to sheathe his bloodied blade just yet. Upcoming hack and slasher Musou Stars - which is essentially a crossover Warriors title featuring a bunch of characters from various Koei Tecmo properties - has...

  • Video Watch Us Take a Stance Against PS4 Exclusive Nioh

    The good fight

    It's this week's hot new game, so naturally you can find an archive of us playing through Nioh live on our YouTube channel above. Have we got the samurai skills necessary to take on Team Ninja's critically acclaimed new title? You bloody bet we have.

  • Poll Are You Enjoying Nioh on PS4?

    Go Team Ninja go

    Nioh launched earlier this week, and after a pre-release period consisting of an alpha, a beta, and a playable trial, expectations were set reasonably high for the PlayStation 4 exclusive. The good news is that the internet seems to like it; the title has received a lot of praise from critics, and there's plenty of positive buzz...

  • News Nioh Stock Is Already a Little Light on the Ground

    Surprise hit's becoming hard to find

    Part of the reason Koei Tecmo teamed up with Sony on Nioh in the West was to raise the title's profile, and the manufacturer's managed to do just that. For the past few months, the game's received a lot of PlayStation Blog coverage, and we've been seeing a fair few commercials on websites that we frequent as well...

  • News Nioh's Restricted Co-Op Avoids Making the Game 'Too Easy', says Dev

    It's a tough one

    Nioh's out now on PlayStation 4, and most seem to think that it's very good - but its approach to cooperative play has got some people riled up. Basically, you can summon friends into your game and fight side by side, but only if your ally has already completed the current level. In other words, you can't join up with a pal and beat...

  • News Nioh Carves Up an Action-Packed PS4 Launch Trailer

    Stay sharp

    Nioh is out tomorrow on PlayStation 4, and with Sony publishing the exclusive here in the West, it's no surprise to see the company attempting to capitalise on some last-minute hype. Indeed, the action role-playing game's launch trailer is one of the better pre-release videos that we've seen, featuring plenty of combat and some...

  • News How Well Does Nioh Run on PS4 and PS4 Pro?

    Staying sharp

    Digital Foundry's back with another video investigation into frame rates and resolution and all that technical stuff - although this time, is an especially interesting case. Upcoming exclusive Nioh boasts three separate gameplay modes on both the standard PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro that players can switch between to suit their...

  • News Nioh Co-Op Gameplay Shows the Benefits of Teaming Up

    No longer a lone samurai

    In case you didn't know already, Nioh has a cooperative component, allowing you to join up with a friend or stranger during your dangerous adventure. As is the case in the Dark Souls games, you'll be able to summon allies into your world; whether you need help with a specific boss or you just want to smash some skulls...

  • News Here's Your Reminder That Nioh's Last Chance Trial Is Now Live on PS4

    Last but not least

    It's now officially the weekend - hooray - which that means Nioh's 'Last Chance Trial' can now be accessed on PlayStation 4. Only playable until tomorrow, said trial was made available to download earlier this week so that interested players could make sure it was ready to go. Still, even if you've been slow off the mark, the...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Will Take Some 70 Hours to Beat

    You're going to need a sick note

    If you're worried about getting bang for your buck with Team Ninja's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh, then don't: game director Fumihiko Yasuda has revealed in an interview with WCCFTech that the title will take approximately 70 hours on average to beat. The snippet comes from a conversation the site had with...

  • News Nioh Offers Final Free PS4 Demo Before Launch This Weekend

    Available to download today

    Nioh is out in just a few weeks on the 8th February, but if you're dying to bloody your blade before then, you may want to give the game's final PlayStation 4 demo a shot this weekend. Over the course of the 21st and 22nd January, you'll be able to test your skills in the title's "Last Chance Trial", which is available to...

  • News Here's One Whole Hour of Nioh PS4 Gameplay

    Mountain man

    PlayStation Access has slapped an entire hour of Nioh onto its YouTube channel, showcasing combat, exploration, and the loot system. The video may only take place across one large location, but it still provides an in-depth look at the upcoming action title and its mechanics. Long story short, the game's got bags of potential, and we're...

  • News Nioh will Skewer a Free Player-Versus-Player Mode After Launch

    Guts and glory

    Who doesn't love a good old fashioned samurai duel? The tension, the unblinking stare, the lightning fast reactions... It's all incredibly dramatic, and as we know, upcoming action title Nioh is attempting to recreate that classic Japanese feel through its brutal combat system. However, as with just about any game, fighting against...

  • News PS4 Samurai Slasher Nioh Is a Fusion of Dark Souls and Diablo, Says Director

    Ni-oh yeah

    Ever since its re-reveal, Nioh has constantly been compared to the Dark Souls series - and to be fair, it's easy to see why. Koei Tecmo's upcoming title is an action role-playing game that demands patience, caution, and fast reflexes, after all. It's also got a suitably dark and menacing feel to it. At least Nioh director Fumihiko Yasuda...