Dark Souls has been pretty successful in creating a whole new genre. The original Nioh was one of the first Souls clones, released in 2017 by Team Ninja. Nioh combines the unforgiving combat of Dark Souls to a brand new story set in Japan’s Sengoku Era. Dark Souls series has always been under influences from the east, with the player using Katana while wearing Plate Armor, however, it has never been a full-blown Japan game. Nioh was not nearly successful like the Souls title was, however, it is still profitable enough for the company to make a sequel.

The game will be released on March 13 on the PS4, with a PC release comes later in November. Various preorder bonuses are available, along with special limited versions.

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The armor designs look striking

While this is a sequel, the events of the story are actually set before the first game’s – you would be able to enjoy the game without any knowledge about the story of the original. The main character of the game would be a half-blood mercenary, part yokai, part human. Yokai are supernatural entities found in the folklore of Japan.

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The Yokai would be the main enemies in the sequel

Based on the trailer, a lot of the story would be following closely to real history, as you will be connected to the famous Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most famous rulers of Japan. The combat mechanics and weapon system would be an expansion of the original game, with the player character able to shift from multiple fighting styles. Aside from the usual Stealth Ninja, Battle Samurai and Onmyo Magic, a new style called Shifting was revealed, which would be based on the protagonist’s yokai power.

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There would be various new weapons for players to try

Based on details available in the closed alpha and open beta last year, Nioh 2 would be longer than the original game – and you can summon even more players for co-op. Players who preorder the game would get a unique set of armor and a special charm. This is probably just cosmetics, as armors in Souls games are not that important - you would be killed regardless. Interested in more of our video games related articles? Please check out this post for more information about Naraka: Breakpoint, another Souls-like game that would be released next year.