Good day everybody I’m Fumihiko Yasuda, the producer for Nioh 2. I’d prefer to share some extremely thrilling information with you all! At first, I’m pleased to lastly announce our launch date of March 13, 2020.
I do know lots of you might have been ready and we thanks to your endurance whereas we labored to set an official date. One of many main causes for not speeding to set a launch date was to make sure that we will obtain a “real evolution” from Nioh, which to us meant that we would have liked to herald contemporary new parts whereas retaining the issues that we felt had been proper from the primary recreation. Though there weren’t sufficient important adjustments within the Alpha, we now really feel that now we have come a lot nearer to reaching our objectives.
Open Beta Particulars
With that being stated, we’d additionally like to provide you guys a sneak peek on the recreation by releasing an open beta demo so that you can check out. This open beta will likely be accessible from November 1-10 and is downloadable from PlayStation Retailer. All gamers will have the ability to expertise new parts equivalent to our intensive character customization function, our latest weapon- the Switchglaive, and a lot extra.
As you start the beta, you’ll enter into a spot referred to as the Interim. Not like the dojo tutorial from the earlier recreation, the Interim is a secure zone the place it is possible for you to to decide on your weapons, take a look at out the fundamental strikes and transition to an actual stage if you find yourself prepared.
This place was designed and based mostly on the Tibetan Buddhist idea of intermediate, transitional state between life and demise. I’m really very keen on the setting we created which is modeled after the Sanzu river surrounded in tranquility (much like the river Styx from Greek mythology).
As you progress on from the Interim, you’ll begin your journey in a stage referred to as Sunomata. This stage relies on the Sunomata citadel which by some accounts was constructed in only one night time by Hideyoshi. The expertise will likely be an interpretation of historic actualities mixed with a wholesome injection of Yokai journey!
As well as, this new stage will deal with you to a powerful setting lined in autumn maple leaves. In a similar way to the cherry blossoms stage (The Village of Cursed Blossoms), we had the good fortune of highlighting one other gorgeous time of 12 months inside Japan’s 4 distinct seasons.
I hope that you’ll take pleasure in this stage and the open beta in November. In case you are expert and lucky sufficient to overcome the beta, you’ll earn The Mark of the Demon Slayer – a reward entitling you to unlock the Kamaitachi Helmet from the in-game Shrine to make use of within the full recreation when it arrives subsequent 12 months. Though the trial time is proscribed, we sincerely hope you can play the beta and supply your invaluable suggestions to us by responding to the survey.
Pre-orders Begin Immediately
Additionally presently it is possible for you to to pre-order Nioh 2 from PlayStation Retailer, which can award you with invaluable bonus gadgets to make use of with the ultimate recreation. For these of you who’re new to Nioh, and need to uncover the world round it, the unique recreation will likely be accessible free of charge to PlayStation Plus members on November 5. As for the seasoned veterans, kindly information the newcomers together with your battle hardened abilities.
As the event enters into its last part, we will likely be busy with debug, rebalance, debug, rebalance… All kidding apart, I’m anxious for you guys to play the Beta and we very a lot stay up for your suggestions in order that we will correctly finalize Nioh 2. Thanks to your help!