A recent press release from KOEI TECMO America and Team NINJA, reveals that the PC release of Nioh does not have mouse support. Dubbed Nioh: Complete Edition, it's stated that while the title does support a keyboard, it's best played via a game controller.
The natural comparison here with the control issues is the game's own inspiration, Dark Souls. The Dark Souls series is known for its first PC release having notoriously bad PC controls without a mod to fix it, and later entries have had mixed success at best with keyboard and mouse. Publisher Koei Tecmo has also had a hit and miss relationship with pc ports of their titles in general, though this is an odd issue even for them. It's a bit odd for there to be no support, however. A modder will likely release something regarding this after the game's release on November 7th.
Nioh: Complete Edition is a port of the PlayStation 4 classic that released earlier this year.
"Blending a compelling narrative loosely based on the tale of the English navigation officer who served Ieyasu Tokugawa, William Adams, with a myriad of strange supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore (Yokai), players of Nioh: Complete Edition will discover a diverse and comprehensive world dripping with history and lore, and face off against other samurai in epic sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements."The PC release includes all three expansion packs - Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour, and Bloodshed's End. Unlike the PlayStation 4 edition, Nioh: Complete Edition has all seven weapon types, ninjutsu, and onmyo magics available from the start. Completing the game unlocks extra features like a Dual Guardian Spirit.
The PC version also includes 2 modes. ‘Action Mode’, ensuring a stable 60 frames per second and ‘Cinematic Mode’ which allows for 4K enhancements and a presumably lower frame rate. These appear to be based on the PlayStation 4 Pro options for the game. Finally, the Steam version comes with an exclusive helmet - the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet.
Nioh: Complete Edition will be available for $49.99 when it releases on November 7th - make sure to stay tuned for our review of the game and the pc version. If you already know you want to buy it, you can go to TechRaptor partner Greenman Gaming and get it for 5% off right now (affiliate link).
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