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Monday - May 28, 2018
Monday - November 27, 2017
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Monday - November 20, 2017
Sunday - November 19, 2017
Thursday - November 09, 2017
Tuesday - November 07, 2017
Sunday - November 05, 2017
Tuesday - October 31, 2017
Monday - October 02, 2017
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Thursday - June 14, 2018

Nioh 2 - Video Interview

by Silver, 14:10

Gamebanshee reports that the developers of Nioh 2 were interviewed recently.

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The developers also mention that the first Ni-Oh was a learning experience of sorts for them. It gave them an understanding of how to better utilize the RPG elements in an action-RPG like Ni-Oh, and I have to say, I like the sound of that.

See for yourself:

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Tuesday - June 12, 2018

Nioh 2 - Announced

by Silver, 05:12

@Gamerant Nioh 2 has been surprise announced at E3.

One of the largest and most surprising announcements of the PlayStation E3 2018 press conference is a sequel to 2017 hit Nioh. Nioh 2 was announced with a short cinematic trailer featuring glowing red demons, intense-looking samurai, and what looked to be a portal into hell. No release information or supported platforms were revealed as part of the Nioh 2 announcement, though it can be assumed that Koei Tecmo is publishing.

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Monday - May 28, 2018

Nioh - Sells Over 2 Million

by Silver, 23:55

Gamingbolt reports that Nioh has sold over 2 million copies.

Team Ninja recently announced on Twitter that Nioh has sold over 2 million copies. An action RPG that channels Diablo 3, Ninja Gaiden and Soulslike combat, Nioh sees players taking on the role of William Adams, a sailor who comes to Japan seeking the dastardly Kelley before partaking in a civil war.

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Monday - November 27, 2017

Nioh - PC Version gets Mouse Support

by Hiddenx, 19:36

According to this tweet the PC version of Nioh gets keyboard and mouse support on November 30.

Saturday - November 25, 2017

Nioh - Review @GameWatcher

by Silver, 10:23

Nioh has been reviewed favourably by GameWatcher.

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Combat in Nioh is top-class and feels like the natural progression of a game of this type. Using their experience with both the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive franchise, Team Ninja has supercharged the ‘souls’ formula with more responsive assaults.

A 3-stage ‘stance’ system for experts to weave through mid-combat keeps things flowing, and a ‘ki focus’ gauge that acts a little like the Active Reload function found in Gears of War rewards well-timed micro-management with more nimble movements and follow-up strikes. You’re encouraged to regularly swap weapons to deal with specific foes, but sticking to your guns (so to speak) isn’t impossible.

Additional combos are unlocked with skill points as you master its complex systems, but you’re never forced to duck, weave and stance-dance like a pro; you’ll just find things massively more satisfying if you do.

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Monday - November 20, 2017

Nioh - Review @ Mancunion

by Hiddenx, 20:18

Mancunion has reviewed the action RPG Nioh:

 

Review: Nioh

Just another Dark Souls clone, or something more?

I cut down samurai after samurai, ninja after ninja. My uchigatana is a whirl of death as I spin around, dismembering my unfortunate foes. And then a huge demon walks out of a doorway and kills me with one swing of his axe. This is the more-or-less the Nioh experience at its finest.

Nioh is an action-RPG produced by Team Ninja, known for the Xbox classic Ninja Gaiden. You take control of William, an Irishman who finds himself in 1600 Japan to stop the exploitation of a mystical resource called Amrita by Queen Elizabeth I to gain an upper hand in the Anglo-Spanish war. He then becomes a samurai-ninja because… Well, he’s in Japan.

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The PC port of Nioh is a bit sloppy: It almost entirely lacks a mouse and keyboard control set, making using a controller mandatory — fortunately, I prefer to use a controller for games like this. Moreover, the graphics settings can be hit-or-miss, and I had to set the game to 1080p multiple times before it changed to my desired resolution.
In summary, Nioh makes you feel like a ninja warrior god when you succeed, before humbling you and making you want to cry with frustration when you fail. It is sincerely one of the most brutal games I have ever played, but I keep going back to it to try and try again. Its story is mostly forgettable, but its combat is truly excellent, very fun, and does indeed set it aside from Dark Souls.

Score: 7/10

 

Sunday - November 19, 2017

Nioh - Mod Enables Custom Resolutions

by Silver, 10:59

DSOGaming reports on a mod for Nioh that enables custom resolutions. Useful if you have an ultra wide monitor.

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All you have to do in order to enable custom resolutions is download the mod and place the NiohResolution.exe to the root of the Nioh: Complete Edition game-directory. By default this would be C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Nioh. You should then launch NiohResolution and follow the on-screen instructions.

Those interested can download the NiohResolution mod from here.

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Thursday - November 09, 2017

Nioh - Review @ Gaming Age

by Hiddenx, 20:54

Gaming Age reviewed the Complete Edition of Nioh:

Nioh: Complete Edition review for PC

The announcement that Nioh, the ultra-hard, Samurai action RPG from Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo was going to be released on PC came out of nowhere. The original game released in February of this year exclusively on the PlayStation 4. The Dark Souls/Ninja Gaiden inspired RPG was incredibly well received, but something that the community largely assumed would remain a PS4 exclusive, not unlike 2015s smash hit, Bloodborne. Then out of nowhere, they announce not only a port, but a “Complete Edition” coming to PC, and coming soon! The Complete Edition includes the base game, as well as the three-story expansions that came to the PS4. This looked to be the definitive version of an already amazing game, but I tempered my excitement, mostly due to being bit by PC ports too many times in the past. Unfortunately, I ended up getting about 50% of what I wanted here, with the game still being absolutely fantastic, but the port ending up with more issues that I had hoped.
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Assigning a grade here is exceptionally difficult. I would like to judge the game based on its own merit, PC port notwithstanding, unfortunately, this is a review for the Complete Edition, which is the PC port. If you have ever praised the sun, or if you have any fear of the old blood, Nioh is an absolute must play. A fantastic and deep combat system, coupled with great boss design and a difficult yet fair effort/reward loop put Nioh right up there with its not so distant brothers in Dark Souls and Bloodborne. If I were to assign a score to the game, simply for its content it would absolutely be a solid “A”. Unfortunately, even though it is the Complete Edition, this is not necessarily the superior version of the game. If you only play games on PC, this game is still a no-brainer to pick up, but if you’re like me and have consoles as well as a computer, I think the PS4 may still be the place to play Nioh.

Grade: B-

Tuesday - November 07, 2017

Nioh - Released

by Silver, 13:24

Nioh has been released on Steam.

About This Game

Ready to die? Experience the newest brutal action game from Team NINJA and Koei Tecmo Games. In the age of samurai, a lone traveler lands on the shores of Japan. He must fight his way through the vicious warriors and supernatural Yokai that infest the land in order to find that which he seeks.

  • The Complete Edition contains the full game, as well as the three expansions with additional story chapters: Dragon of the North, Defiant Honor, and Bloodshed's End.
  • Dragon of the North
    This expansion opens up the Tohoku region, where the "one-eyed dragon" Date Masamune is secretly gathering spirit stones.
  • Defiant Honor
    Fight your way through the Siege of Osaka's winter campaign as you follow the story of one of Japan's greatest generals from the Warring States period, the brave Sanada Yukimura.
  • Bloodshed's End
    Join the summer campaign of the Siege of Osaka as the Warring States period draws to a close in this, the final chapter of William's tale.
  • Steam Exclusive Bonus
    Enjoy wearing the "Dharmachakra Kabuto," a helmet exclusive to the Steam version of Nioh! You can claim yours by selecting "Boons" from a shrine.

Sunday - November 05, 2017

Nioh - Launch Trailer

by Hiddenx, 21:42

Henriquejr spotted the launch trailer for the upcoming Action RPG Nioh:

Nioh Steam Trailer

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The game will be released on November 7.

Tuesday - October 31, 2017

Nioh - Short Interview

by Hiddenx, 08:15

The Samurai RPG Nioh: Complete Edition will be released on November 7. WCCFTech has interviewed Game Director Fumihiko Yasuda about the game:

Nioh: Complete Edition on PC Isn’t Locked To Preset Settings; Won’t Use DENUVO

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However, with the announcement of Nioh: Complete Edition for PC several questions were raised, mostly of a technical nature. We’ve reached out to the development team and were able to get the following answers from Team NINJA’s Game Director Fumihiko Yasuda, which should put some concerns at ease.

The single most controversial tidbit of information from the press release is that apparently Nioh: Complete Edition will lock frame rate and resolution to the ‘Action’ and ‘Movie’ modes already seen in the console version of the game. Does that mean users won’t be able to pick their own resolution and run the game as fast as their hardware can? Because that’s what PC games have always done. I can already tell it won’t have a positive feedback at all.

We introduced these two modes as pre-set graphical options. This means that the resolution, rendering quality and framerates are independent options that can be altered by the player.

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Thanks Farflame!

Monday - October 02, 2017

Nioh - PC Release: November 7

by Hiddenx, 19:25

PC Gamer reports that Nioh will be released for the PC on November 7:

Nioh: Complete Edition coming to PC, release date set

Alongside all three DLC packs.

After launching exclusively on PS4 consoles back in February, Team Ninja's uber-challenging action role-player Nioh is coming to PC. 

Due November 7, 2017, Nioh: Complete Edition will include the base game (which our sister site GamesRadar seemed keen on at launch) and its three DLC expansions—Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour, and Bloodshed’s End. Said to flaunt "stunning high-end resolution graphics", the Complete Edition will come with an Action Mode and Movie Mode, which promise a "stable" 60fps and 4K support respectively. Nioh's newest outing also includes a new item, the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet.   

"Team Ninja is well aware of the fact that many gamers have been passionately asking for a PC version of Nioh," says game director Fumihiko Yasuda in a statement. "I am thrilled to announce that this massocore game will finally be available for our die-hard PC fans in Nioh: Complete Edition! I hope you all enjoy the unforgettable drama and deeply challenging Yokai battles this action-packed experience has to offer."

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Thanks Farflame!

Information about

Nioh

Developer: Team Ninja

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2017-11-07
· Publisher: Koei Tecmo