It has been a tradition for a long while now with Playstation that each month if you are a subscriber to their Playstation Plus service, along with being able to play online with other users, you will be able to download “free” games. The month of November however offers a goodie for those who have yet to experience this masterpiece.
Ni-Oh is now available as a free download for all those who subscribe to Playstation Plus, and will remain yours as long as you are part of the service. We gave Ni-Oh our KOEI Tecmo Warriors Game of the Year 2017 award, and we still think it is one of the best KT games of recent years.
So if you are a PS Plus subscriber and have yet to play Ni-Oh, what are you waiting for? Get downloading, and one bit of advice, push through the early levels and the game will have it’s grip on all your free time. You have been warned.
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We mentioned in our last post about Ni-Oh 2 that we have a bevy of information regarding the title. In continuation with the release date announcement (which we need to make a quick addendum to, Japan will be getting the game on March 12th 2020 instead of the 13th.), Sony have now launched an open beta for Ni-Oh 2.
As you may have noticed from the picture above, William is returning in this Beta to take on Japan’s oni once again. You can read the full details of the Open Beta below:
All players will be able to experience new elements such as our extensive character customization feature, our newest weapon—the Switchglaive, and so much more.
As you begin the beta, you will enter into a place called the Interim. Unlike the dojo tutorial from the previous game, the Interim is a safe zone where you will be able to choose your weapons, test out the basic moves and transition to a real stage when you are ready.
This place was designed and based on the Tibetan Buddhist concept of intermediate, transitional state between life and death. I’m actually very fond of the environment we created which is modeled after the Sanzu river surrounded in tranquility (similar to the river Styx from Greek mythology).
As you move on from the Interim, you will start your journey in a stage called Sunomata. This stage is based on the Sunomata castle which by some accounts was constructed in just one night by Hideyoshi. The experience will be an interpretation of historical actualities combined with a healthy injection of Yokai adventure!
In addition, this new stage will treat you to an impressive environment covered in autumn maple leaves. In a similar fashion to the cherry blossoms stage (The Village of Cursed Blossoms), we had the great fortune of highlighting another stunning time of year within Japan’s four distinct seasons.
If you are skilled and fortunate enough to conquer the beta, you will earn The Mark of the Demon Slayer—a reward entitling you to unlock the Kamaitachi Helmet from the in-game Shrine to use in the full game when it arrives next year.
With all the above information a new trailer specific for the Beta is now live too, which you can view below:
The Ni-Oh 2 open beta will be live from today until 10th November, open to all Playstation 4 players.
What are your thoughts on Ni-Oh 2? Are you hyped for March? Let us know in those comments!
We have a lot of Ni-Oh related news incoming, but the first is a major reveal. Ni-Oh 2 will be launching worldwide exclusively on Sony’s Playstation 4 this upcoming March 13th 2020 worldwide.
Set during Nobunaga’s reign in Sengoku Japan, you’ll create your own character with a vast character creation system and take on both Samurai and Oni, including numerous new monster designs not seen in the first iteration.
The game will be launching exclusively for Playstation 4. No news if a future PC port is happening, however keep an eye out for late 2020.
Are you going to grab Ni-Oh 2 in March? Let us know in those comments!
There has been quite a bit of news for Ni-Oh 2 at this years Tokyo Game Show, with a release window now in sight. Also at TGS 2019, there was quite a lot of new gameplay shown off, which you can view below:
There really hasn’t been much information about Ni-Oh 2 at all since it’s tease back at E3 2018, though earlier in the year we got access to a closed alpha for a fair amount of Playstation players. Now at TGS 2019 it has been confirmed that Ni-Oh 2 will be arriving Early 2020, likely to have a similar release pattern to it’s first iteration (February).
Along with the news of a far better release schedule for Ni-Oh 2, they showed off a new trailer at TGS, which you can check out below:
Ni-Oh 2 will be launching exclusively for Playstation 4.
What are your thoughts on Ni-Oh 2? Are you excited to return to Japan and slay some oni? Let us know in those comments!
Unless you have been living under a rock the past few decades, you’d know that it is E3 next week (June 11-13), the biggest gaming expo around the world. With an event of this size it is no wonder that KOEI Tecmo will be showing off titles. However with Sony dropping out from this years event what would KOEI Tecmo be able to show?
This year is going to be all Nintendo from the looks of things, as they are a big player on the E3 playing field. The three major titles that KOEI Tecmo are involved in will be Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If Dragon Quest Builders 2 doesn’t get featured on Nintendo’s Treehouse livestreams, it will more than likely appear during Square-Enix’s conference – showing both the PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions.
We hope to see some decent play time with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 as well as any more information we can scrape from Fire Emblem Three Houses, which looks to bring great strategical action to the table.
With Sony not turning up, we can safely say there will be no information regarding the upcoming Ni-Oh 2, which recently got a closed alpha test. There is a slight chance A.O.T 2: Final Battle will show up, but that will simply depend if the Nintendo Treehouse team decide to play it.
As for new titles or reveals? We do hope to hear something new from KOEI Tecmo, and the most likely reveal would be a new collaboration with Nintendo, perhaps even a sequel to Hyrule Warriors or another Warriors mix with a Nintendo IP.
Either way, there will be three titles definitely shown for us all to look forward to seeing, with new details and full gameplay. The three games in question release throughout July 2019.
What are you hoping to see at E3 2019 from KOEI Tecmo? Would you like to see a new collaboration effort? Let us know in those comments!
After almost a year since we first caught knowledge of Ni-Oh 2’s existence, we now have more information on the title. Along with we Closed Alpha test announced by Team Ninja there is a first gameplay reveal of the title – and it looks awesome!
The Closed Alpha will be enabled for a select few PS4 users, and will be going on between 24th May until June 2nd.
More information on the game is planned to appear soon, so keep a look out for that. Below you can check out the gameplay reveal:
Ni-Oh 2 will be launching exclusively for the Playstation 4 sometime in the future!
What are your thoughts on the Closed Alpha Ni-Oh 2 reveal? Are you excited to pick the game up when it finally releases? Let us know in those comments!
It’s been a hot minute since we did a Poll asking you conqueror’s out there your opinion, so here we go (This is totally not a filler between news and articles we have planned…). What is your favourite upcoming KOEI Tecmo game? Which one are you looking forward to most or just can’t wait to play? Vote in the Poll now!