New Gear, New Monsters, And More
Details for Nioh 2's upcoming first DLC pack have been revealed. A Japanese stream for the game took place earlier today and revealed that Nioh 2's first DLC will be launching in Japan tomorrow at 1 am UTC. We don't know when the DLC will launch in the West just yet.
What's coming in Nioh 2's first major DLC pack?
This news comes via prominent Twitter gaming personality BlackKite. In a series of tweets, BlackKite revealed what Koei Tecmo showed during the Japanese Nioh 2 stream. The DLC will take place in the Yashima region of Japan during the late Heian period (between 794 and 1185). New characters include military commander Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune and legendary warrior monk Benkei. Nioh 2's first DLC pack will bring in more yokai, more equipment, and extra weapons, including the Japanese sansetsukon or tri-sectioned staff.
Nioh 2 DLC1 characters: Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune (voiced by Hanae Natsuki) and Benkei— 黒凧 BlackKite (@bk2128) July 29, 2020
Other than them, the new story will also cover the Sohayamaru
New weapon looks like a Sanjiegun/Sansetsukon (tri-sectioned staff) to me
Also more new yokai monsters & equipment gear pic.twitter.com/1vytgBDT69
According to BlackKite, there's also a free update on the way to Nioh 2. This update will be available to all players regardless of whether or not they purchase the DLC. It will add a hack-and-slash mode in which you must clear scroll missions to obtain new equipment. As well as this new mode, the update will also add new Yokai Shift enhancements, extra avatar customization parts, and gameplay improvements including the option to continue after failing a co-op stage. If you want to see everything that was revealed on the stream, you can check out BlackKite's Twitter thread right here.
Nioh 2 is available right now on PlayStation 4. The first game was also a PS4 exclusive, but eventually made its way to PC as well. No word yet on whether Koei Tecmo is planning a Nioh 2 launch on PC, so we'll bring you more on that as we get it.
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