Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja are about to hit us again with some Nioh 2, set to release in early 2020.
The above trailer, straight out of 2019’s Tokyo Game Show, gives us a quick look at some of the new Yokai we’ll be facing. According to producer Fumihiko Yasuda, the developers have given a lot of thought into which Yokai to include and how:
“Yokai are an essential cornerstone of this franchise, and we take careful consideration when adding these mythical creatures into the game. When choosing new Yokai to implement, we go far beyond simply choosing the most popular or well-known versions. Instead, we meticulously select each creature based on their unique characteristics to effectively complement specific integrations. This approach ensures a wide range of variation and scope, which is super important in keeping players engaged and challenged!”
Nioh 2 will also feature a new area called The Village of Cursed Blossums, which will serve as the game’s first level. “As the name suggests,” Yasuda shared, “it’s an amalgamation of natural beauty and menacing peril. These disparate themes play a major role throughout Nioh 2… but more on that later.”
Well, I’m excited.