Nioh made some interesting waves when it released; featuring much of the brutal difficulty and ‘take no prisoners’ style of Dark Souls, it offered a unique take on the Souls-like genre that centered around mythical swordsman arts and a bit of Japanese legend.
It was Sekiro before Sekiro, albeit with a less coherent storyline that has similarly become the standard of the Souls-like genre.
Nioh 2 was released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive almost a year ago, on March 12, 2020. Now, it’s coming to the PC with all of the bells and whistles you could possibly hope for: 4K support, wide-screen compatibility, control customization, 144Hz compatibility, and every DLC that has been released for the title thus far. It’s good to wait, sometimes.
#Nioh2CE launches on February 5, 2021
(On PC Steam)Will include:
– 4K Ultra-HD support
– Ultra wide-screen compatibility
– HDR monitor support
– 144Hz monitor support
– consistent 120 FPS on compatible systems
– full mouse and keyboard customization#KTfamily #Nioh2 #Nioh2PC pic.twitter.com/KP6K3jHK4h
— KOEI TECMO AMERICA (@KoeiTecmoUS) November 13, 2020
PlayStation 5 owners will also be treated to an upgraded version of the title on the same day of the Steam release and is claimed to be able to reach 4K resolution and ‘up to’ 120 frames per second.
Nioh Collection announced for PS5, coming February 5, 2021
— Nibel (@Nibellion) November 13, 2020
Users that own the Complete Edition on the PlayStation 4 can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version with no additional cost, and base game owners on the PlayStation 4 can upgrade to the Nioh 2 Remastered on PlayStation 5.
Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition was announced with a pretty snazzy trailer, as well, offering some tasty gameplay that highlights the offered brutality of the adventure that users will once again struggle to complete for honor and glory (or at least bragging rights).
This does bear some consideration; a PlayStation 4 exclusive is being ported over a little before a full year has elapsed with it on the PlayStation 4. Those with a bit of patience are suddenly being well-rewarded for it, as they’ll be able to play the entirety of the title on their preferred platform with every DLC and a heft of features that were left out of the PlayStation 4 due to power constraints.
The title is interestingly marked as ‘adults only‘ on Steam; a rare feat considering the litany of titles on the PC platform that edge into controversial territory, and surprising considering it’s Mature on the PlayStation console; some are theorizing that this was a mistake on behalf of the developers, somewhere.
The title is also listed as only having ‘partial controller support’ at the moment; while this typically refers to the need to use a keyboard to name your character or a save file, it could also allude to the idea that it will come with its own launcher within Steam.
A maneuver that some have detested over the years from other studios. Patience is rewarded, and we’ll know more as the release date for PC comes ever closer.