Nioh 2

Nioh 2

2020

System
PlayStation 4
Publisher
Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer
Team Ninja

8.4

Game Rating

User Ratings: 12

Our Review: 8/10

Nioh 2 News

April2021

  • News Nioh Series Sales Cut Through Five Million Units

    Samurai smash

    Nioh’s series sales have now surpassed five million units across PlayStation 5, PS4, and PC, with digital sales of Nioh 2 now topping two million units alone. The original Nioh launched in 2017 on PS4, before being ported to PC, and was subsequently followed by a sequel in 2020. Both games were then remastered for PS5 this year...

February2021

  • News Play as Ninja Gaiden's Ryu Hayabusa in Nioh 2 Starting Today

    Just download patch 1.26

    Here's a cool little surprise for fans of both Ninja Gaiden and Nioh 2: you can now play as the classic assassin Ryu Hayabusa in the Yokai-slaughtering PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 title from today after downloading patch 1.26. The free update is available to download now and allows you to adopt the skin of the famous...

  • News Nioh 2 PS4 Patch Adds Cross-Save Support for PS5

    Transfer your progress

    Koei Tecmo is bringing The Nioh Collection to the PlayStation 5 this week, and it’s sharpening up the existing PlayStation 4 version ahead of the next-gen iteration’s arrival. Patch 1.24 is available to download now, and it incorporates cross-save functionality, so that you can upload your progress to the cloud and pick up...

January2021

  • News All Nioh 2 Owners to Get Free Armour to Celebrate PS5 Release

    Gold

    Koei Tecmo will celebrate the release of The Nioh Collection – which launches 5th February on the PlayStation 5, and includes Nioh 2 Remastered: The Complete Edition – with free armour sets for everyone. Make sure you have a version of the game installed between 5th February and 26th February, and you’ll pull a patch for two new outfits:...

September2020

  • News Nioh 2 Darkness in the Capital DLC Confirmed for 15th October

    Explore Kyoto City

    Nioh 2 is still chugging along with its DLC plans after the PlayStation 4 exclusive released back in March, and this latest piece takes us to Kyoto City where the Heian Palace takes centre stage for more intense combat and levelling. The Darkness in the Capital expansion will be out on PS4 on 15th October 2020, and given the price...

July2020

  • News Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple DLC Is Out Now on PS4

    Costs £7.99/$9.99

    The first of three pieces of DLC for Nioh 2 has today launched on the PlayStation Store, bringing with it a brand new area to do battle in and another story to follow. Titled The Tengu's Disciple, you can purchase it standalone for £7.99/$9.99 or as part of the Nioh 2 season pass which comes in at £19.99/$19.99. The listing...

May2020

March2020

  • 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...

  • Guide Nioh 2 Beginner's Guide - Hints and Tips to Get You Started

    Useful advice for rookie Yokai users

    In the same vein as its predecessor and other Souls-like titles, Nioh 2 is an incredibly difficult game. Packed full of menacing enemies and mechanics to wrap your head around, it's quite the undertaking should you wish to see the experience through to its conclusion. That's an exciting 50 hours of gameplay to...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Get Healing Items Quickly

    How to stock up on healing items

    How do you get healing items quickly in Nioh 2? How do you stock up on healing items? Having constant access to a large amount of healing items is pivotal to making progress in Nioh 2 as they refill your health bar and allow you to progress much further without dying. Therefore, they're very important. Here's how to...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - When to Use High, Mid, and Low Stances

    Which stance should you use in Nioh 2?

    When should you use high, mid, and low stances in Nioh 2? Which stance is best in Nioh 2? Team Ninja offers so many options in combat to utilise that it can become a little bit overwhelming at times. Three main stances govern the sort of attacks you'll incorporate into combos and how much stamina they take to...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Interact with Purple Kodamas

    "It seems as though it wants something"

    How do you interact with purple Kodamas in Nioh 2? What do you need to give to purple Kodamas? Alongside the usual green Kodamas, Team Ninja has introduced a new type of seemingly adorable creature to the equation. Purple Kodamas can be interacted with, but what are they asking for? Here's how to interact with...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Azai Nagamsa

    Bird in a Cage boss guide

    How do you beat Azai Nagamsa in Nioh 2? How do you beat the boss in the Bird in a Cage mission? This foe may look like a normal human being, but once you get into the swing of things and prepare to fight, Nagamsa reveals the trick he has been hiding up his sleeve. This is a difficult fight, but we'll help you overcome it...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Tatarimokke

    A Way Out boss guide

    How do you beat Tatarimokke in Nioh 2? How do you beat the boss in the A Way Out mission? You better buckle up because this is probably the toughest boss fight you've come across in Team Ninja's follow-up so far, but with persistence, you'll be able to overcome it. Here's how to beat Tatarimokke in Nioh 2. How to Beat...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Magara Naotaka

    Corpses and Ice boss guide

    How do you beat Magara Naotaka in Nioh 2? How do you beat the boss in the Corpses and Ice mission? This is the icy looking fellow you caught a glimpse of at the beginning of the Corpses and Ice level, but when compared to other boss fights in the game, it's not too tough. Here's how to beat Magara Naotaka in Nioh 2. How...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Saito Yoshitatsu

    The Hollow Fortress boss guide

    How do you beat Saito Yoshitatsu in Nioh 2? How do you beat the boss in The Hollow Fortress mission? So, you've managed to make it to the top of Inabayama Castle, only to be confronted by the game's next big boss fight. It's certainly a tough one, but what happens afterwards may surprise you. Here's how to beat Saito...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Kamaitachi

    The Mysterious One Night Castle boss guide

    How do you beat Kamaitachi in Nioh 2? How do you beat the boss in The Mysterious One Night Castle mission? You've made it all the way to the end of the main mission which featured in Nioh 2's original closed beta and come up against this lovely looking feral creature. Aren't you the lucky one. It may look...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Imagawa Yoshimoto

    The Hidden Monsters of Okehazama boss guide

    How do you beat Imagawa Yoshimoto in Nioh 2? How do you kill the boss in The Hidden Monsters of Okehazama mission? After venturing to a new region, you've come up against the first level's main boss. It's quite a unique one which makes a welcome break from the demons you've been facing, but it's still a...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Yatsu-no-Kami

    The Viper's Sanctum boss guide

    How do you beat Yatsu-no-Kami in Nioh 2? How do you kill the boss in The Viper's Sanctum mission? You've reached the end of the third main mission and this serpent-like demon is probably the most extravaganet enemy you've faced yet. It looks rather cool, but we're here to kill it. Here's how you beat Yatsu-no-Kami in...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Enenra

    The Beast Born of Smoke and Flames boss guide

    How do you beat Enenra in Nioh 2? How do you kill the boss in The Beast Born of Smokes and Flames mission? After seeing off Mezuki in the game's first mission, your next big challenge takes the form of Enenra. Follow our guide, however, and you'll have slain the next demon standing in your path in no...

  • Guide Nioh 2 - How to Beat Mezuki

    The Village of Cursed Blossoms boss guide

    How do you beat Mezuki in Nioh 2? How do you kill the boss in The Village of Cursed Blossoms mission? Mezuki is Nioh 2's first main boss fight, so unless you've managed to fully master all of the game's mechanics and systems in the space of just a few hours, it's going to present you with a couple of...

  • 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...

February2020

  • 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...

  • 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...

January2020

November2019

  • 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...

October2019

  • 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...

September2019

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June2018

  • 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.