After months of teasing and testing, Nioh 2 developer Team Ninja has finally revealed the release date for the upcoming sequel to the first game. According to the news, Nioh 2 should launch on March 13th, 2020, exclusively on PlayStation 4. However, the PC release wasn’t detailed.
The news was shared via the PlayStation blog post by the game’s producer Fumihiko Yasuda. He wrote:
“I know many of you have been waiting and we thank you for your patience while we worked to set an official date. One of the primary reasons for not rushing to set a launch date was to ensure that we can achieve a “genuine evolution” from Nioh, which to us meant that we needed to bring in fresh new elements while retaining the things that we felt were right from the first game. Although there weren’t enough significant changes in the Alpha, we now feel that we have come much closer to reaching our goals.”
In addition to the release date, Nioh 2’s producer also revealed that the game will host an open beta test for everyone interested in the title. The test will begin tomorrow and will run for 10 days concluding on November 10th. Beta testers will be able to check the evolution of Nioh first hand and test out some new game elements such as extensive character customization feature, and a new type of weapon called The Switchglaive.
It’s also worth mentioning that players who will be able to complete the beta will earn The Mark of the Demon Slayer – a reward entitling you to unlock the Kamaitachi Helmet from the in-game Shrine which then can be used in the full game, once it’s released.