News Nioh Franchise Ships More Than 7 Million Units Worldwide
In just five short years
Developer Team NINJA has announced that the combined sales of both Nioh and Nioh 2 have exceeded more than seven million units worldwide. Perhaps the most successful Soulslike competitor on the market, the Nioh series combines mechanics popularised in FromSoftware's Dark Souls franchise with a fantastical, feudal Japanese...
News Nioh Series Sales Cut Through Five Million Units
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...
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...
News Nioh 2 PS5 Remaster Looks Slick and Savage in New Gameplay
Nioh Collection coming soon
Koei Tecmo has just released some new gameplay footage of Nioh 2's PlayStation 5 remaster, and yeah, it's looking good. You can watch the new video above, which contains nearly 15 minutes of 4K, 60 frames-per-second footage of the PS5-enhanced action RPG. The original PS4 version was no visual slouch of course, but the...
News All Nioh 2 Owners to Get Free Armour to Celebrate PS5 Release
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:...
News Nioh Collection Shows Off Speedy PS5 Load Times, New Screenshots
Levels load in seconds
The Nioh Collection will be bundling together remasters of both Nioh and Nioh 2 for PlayStation 5 next February, and if this new loading demonstration is anything to go by, the titles will fully take advantage of the system's SSD. The series' Twitter account has posted a new video showing off how quickly the collection can...
News The Nioh Collection Remasters Both Games for PS5, Coming February 2021
Free upgrades included
Nioh and Nioh 2 will be making their way to PlayStation 5 on 5th February 2021 by way of The Nioh Collection that remasters both titles with 4K support and up to 120 frames-per-second. Each game will be bundled with all of its DLC and owners of the second entry in the series will be able to get a free upgrade. Each remaster...
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...
News Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple DLC Is Out Now on PS4
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...
News Nioh 2 Update Adds Photo Mode and New Missions, First DLC Detailed
The Tengu's Disciple
The wonderful Nioh 2 may have gotten lost amongst all the hullabaloo of March and April 2020's PlayStation 4 releases, so this is the perfect opportunity to remind you that it's still very much worth checking out. Garnering an 8/10 in the Push Square review, the game is about to get even better with a number of new updates that...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...