Nioh 2 Announces Early 2020 Release with New Character Trailer

Nioh 2 Announces Early 2020 Release with New Character Trailer

Get in the Yokai spirit.

The sequel to the surprise hit Nioh is on its way. While you'll have to wait for the new year to check it out, a trailer today shows some of the characters you'll get to play as in the supernatural action game.

While the last Nioh 2 trailer showcased three different playable fighters, each with their own style and abilities, this new trailer highlights not just the warriors themselves, but their Yokai spirits. You'll be able to transform into a full Yokai in combat, taking advantage of the mystical power they hold to overwhelm giant enemies.

We haven't seen too much of Nioh 2 at this point, though that's not terribly surprising. There was a closed alpha held recently, but the first game was one that floated onto most people's radar by circumstance, even with Team Ninja tagged as developer. For the former Ninja Gaiden developer, it sounds like a Nioh sequel was the clearer choice when stacked up against a new Ninja Gaiden.

"Maybe I can say that Nioh is a gateway into the next chapter for Ninja Gaiden. [Ninja Gaiden] is a very important, if not the most important franchise, for us," Team Ninja creative director Tom Lee told USgamer in July. "But at this point I think this franchise needs to be in the shadows for a while until we bring it back. There will be a time, and when the time is right, we will bring it back."

We'll have some time to wait and see just how Nioh 2 pans out, as it's currently set for an early 2020 window for PlayStation 4.

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