Nioh 2 Delivers a Demonic New Trailer, 2020 Launch Window Nailed Down

Nathan Birch

Koei Tecmo just released a new trailer for Nioh 2 at Tokyo Game Show 2019, and the sequel continues to look darn impressive. The trailer is in Japanese, so if any plot specifics are being revealed, they’re largely lost, but we do get a very nice look at number of the game’s characters and freakish yōkai baddies. Check the trailer out for yourself, below.

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Damn! The first Nioh was a rock-solid Souls-like, but Nioh 2 may actually surpass From Software’s work in some respects. I’m eager to play the game, but also a little scared – I’m still recovering from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice! Need to know more? Here’s the game’s official description:

Survive a brutal blend of Japanese myth, legend, and history. Master the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this challenging action RPG sequel. Explore violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, both plagued with grotesque, merciless demons. Unsheathe your deadly weapons and cut down all enemies in your path using a revamped combat system and the ability to transform into a full Yokai to unleash devastating paranormal powers.

  • Sharpen Your Skills – Prepare for the fight of your life with revamped mechanics that build on the fan-favorite elements of Nioh, requiring your full concentration and skill.
  • Choose Your Method of Combat – Follow the way of the samurai with traditional weapons including swords and hatchets, or fill your Amrita gauge to wield mighty Yokai abilities and destroy monstrous foes via a variety of mighty attacks.
  • Improve Your Weapons with the Yokai Shift – Filling your Amrita gauge doesn’t just give you access to a powerful Yokai form, but also allows you to increase the stats of various weapons and add extra buffs, such as staggering foes and grappling downed enemies.
  • Help, and Get Help, from Other Players – Call upon the spectres left behind by other Nioh 2 players to aid you in combat. Their spirits will assist you until the end of the current level… or until they’re defeated.

Nioh 2 comes to PS4 in early 2020. It’s unknown if that’s just a Japanese release date, but the original Nioh launched simultaneously worldwide, so presumably the sequel will too.

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