Announced at E3 2018, the sequel to Nioh has been finally assigned an exact release date. Created by video game developers Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo, and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Nioh 2 will be available for purchase on March 13, 2020. The producer, Fumihiko Yasuda, took to the PlayStation blog to make the announcement.
Yasuda also revealed that pre-orders for the title go live starting today and can be placed through the PlayStation Store. Those who choose to pre-order the action RPG will be rewarded with some bonus in-game items.
Apart from unveiling the release date and opening up pre-orders, the creators of the game also dropped a new trailer for Nioh 2.
The official blurb for the game reads:
"Master the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this challenging action RPG sequel.
Explore violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, both plagued with grotesque, merciless demons.
Unsheathe your deadly weapons and cut down all enemies in your path using a revamped combat system and the ability to transform into a full Yokai to unleash devastating paranormal powers."
An open beta test was announced for Nioh 2 last month, scheduled to run from November 1 through 10. Those interested in participating may download the beta version from the PlayStation Store. As an added bonus, players who own the previous title in the series, and still have save data on their systems for that title, will be able to use the previous protagonist "William" in the open beta - as a playable character.
As of right now, Nioh 2 has only been announced exclusively for Sony's PlayStation 4 console. It is somewhat likely, however, that the game might come to PC sometime after release, considering the fact that Nioh eventually made its way to the platform.