Team Ninja is all set to hit their March release date as the studio confirmed today that Nioh 2 has finally wrapped development, reaching its gold release status.
Revealed via Twitter, Team Ninja announced that the PlayStation 4 exclusive, Nioh 2, has finally gone gold, eliminating any possible concern for a delay. The title will officially be available on March 13th, exclusively for the PlayStation 4. While going “Gold” does mean that the team has a finished product that is ready to be printed on retail discs, it should be noted that their work on the title isn’t exactly done. Outside of the planned DLC, we can expect from the time now and up until release (and after), Team Ninja will continue to work on polishing out any bugs they may find, along with performance boosts and balancing issues. Chances are, we are in for a sizable day one patch upon release.
The latest trailer touches upon the game’s story.
About: Set in the late 1500s, most of Nioh 2 storyline chapters are a prequel to Nioh, while the end chapters of the story take place after the first game’s last storyline after the Battle at Osaka. Players take the role of a character nicknamed Hide (秀, Hide), a half-yōkai referred to as a “Shiftling” whose journey through the Sengoku Era begins when they befriend Kinoshita Tōkichirō, a merchant seeking to make his mark in history by selling Amrita, and Mumyo, a demon hunter of the Sohaya group. At the same time, the party is also accosted by Kashin Koji (果心 居士), a mysterious entity involved in Hide’s past who obstructs them at every opportunity.
Nioh 2 will be releasing on March 13th, exclusively for the PlayStation 4. For those who manage to participate and complete either the closed or open beta for Nioh 2, you’ll be receiving “The Mark of the Demon” at launch, which will grant you access to the special Kamaitachi Helmet from the in-game shrine store.
Update: The game is now available on the PlayStation 4! Go out there, and slay those Yokai’s!