If you’re a fan of a challenge and yearn for a setting other than the fantasy one found in Demon’s Souls, Team Ninja will soon release remastered versions of both Nioh and Nioh 2 on PS5, with the game’s sequel also making its way to PC for the first time.
The Nioh Collection is a new all-in-one edition for the samurai action game, and it launches for PS5 on February 5, 2021. The bundle will feature both Nioh and Nioh 2 Remastered, which will include all the DLC from both titles. The remaster will also touch up the game’s visuals and add new options for 4K and up to 120fps gameplay on supported displays.
If you’ve already been enjoying Nioh 2, you’ll be happy to know that your purchase on PS4 entitles you to a free upgrade on PS5. This applies to the base game and any DLC you’ve purchased, too. The original Nioh will not be eligible for the same, with Nioh Remastered available as a separate purchase on PS5. Additionally, Nioh 2 and Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition will not be available for purchase separately on PS5, so you either need to buy its respective PS4 edition or the full Nioh Collection.
Nioh 2 is also finally coming to PC, with Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition launching on Steam on February 5, 2021 too. This version will support the same 4K and 144Hz as the original Nioh, as well as HDR and widescreen resolutions. PC players will also get an exclusive “Valve Helmet” with their purchase. If you’ve been meaning to get into the series, the first Nioh is on sale for 70% off during the current Steam Sale, which ends on November 20.
Just before these new versions drop, Team Ninja is also releasing the third and final piece of DLC for Nioh 2 on PS4. The First Samurai will drop on December 17, introducing new enemies and challenges that Team Ninja says are the most challenging it has ever designed. A new difficulty mode will also be included to provide a punishing new way for veteran Nioh 2 players to enjoy.
Nioh 2 is an exceptional action game, with tight combat and mission designs that let it stand shoulder-to-shoulder with From Software’s Dark Souls series. In our Nioh 2 review, critic Mike Epstein wrote, “Though it sometimes feels like a curse as you play, it is a testament that Nioh 2 successfully grabs and holds your complete attention so close for so long.”
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