Koei Tecmo Reveals NIOH COLLECTION and THE FIRST SAMURAI DLC; Sequel Is Coming to PC
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: NiOh 2
Koei Tecmo has fantastic news for fans of NiOh and NIOh 2, as both titles are officially coming to PlayStation 5 with a bunch of pretty promising graphical improvements, including 4K support and 120 FPS (!) gameplay.
Today, Koei Tecmo revealed 4 new editions of NiOh and NiOh 2: The NiOh Collection (featuring both games with all DLC), NiOh Remastered – The Complete Edition, and NiOh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition (all exclusive to PS5), and also NiOh 2 – The Complete Edition, which is heading only to PS4 and PC (via Steam).
As promised, the Japanese company has also announced a brand-new NiOh 2 DLC, titled The First Samurai.
The First Samurai will arrive on PlayStation 4 on December 17. As a friendly reminder, it will be the third (and final) expansion for the title, as you can play The Tengu's Disciple and Darkness in the Capital right now.
According to Team Ninja, The First Samurai will feature some of the most challenging missions and enemies in the award-winning franchise. Interestingly enough, the upcoming content drop will also introduce a new difficulty level, turning NiOh 2 into a bloody experience that will put your skills to the test like never before.
While we're waiting for more details about the DLC, check out the first official synopsis for The First Samurai:
"A flash of light from Sohayamaru whisks the protagonist back to the past as a Visitor for the third and final time. They are brought back to the place their mother spoke of when they were very young, the land of the fabled youth that defeated an oni. Otakemaru’s past, the secret of Sohayamaru, and the truth behind the first samurai. All of these mysteries will be revealed, and the protagonist’s long journey will finally come to a climactic end."
When it comes to the PS5-exclusive The Nioh Collection, Nioh Remastered – The Complete Edition, and Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition, they will make their debut on February 5, 2021. Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition will also be available for PS4 and PC on the same day. Those who will purchase the upcoming Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition will be able to freely upgrade to Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition on PS5 at no additional cost. Existing NiOh 2 players will also get a free digital copy of Nioh 2 Remastered on PS5. Huh.
Unfortunately, owners of the disc-less edition of PS5 will get the chance to download a free next-gen copy of NiOh 2 only if they previously purchased one of the digital editions of Team Ninja's latest masocore title.
"While many of you may be sad to see the story of NiOh 2 arriving at its final chapter (I know I am), I’d like to thank all of our fans that have been by our side along this crazy journey from the release of the first NiOh right up until this milestone," Creative Director Tom Lee said. "On behalf of Team Ninja, I want to express our sincere gratitude for supporting the NiOh series and our team through this long and wonderful ride. As a token of our appreciation, we thought there was no better way to celebrate the NiOh series — one very near and dear to our hearts — than remastering the entire story for both veterans and new players alike to enjoy utilising the latest hardware," the NiOh creative director added.
Without further ado, take a closer look at the brand-new announcement trailer for The Nioh Collection, the official key art, and a bunch of never-before-seen screenshots (focused on both protagonists) down below: