Nioh 2 Interview Reveals Character Customisation and More

By Sam Quirke,
After a very brief teaser trailer at Sony's E3 press briefing, all we really knew about Nioh 2 was that it existed and that it would come to PlayStation 4 at some point in the future. Later in the week Ryan Clements from PlayStation Blogcast caught up with Team Ninja on the PlayStation stage for an interview, to see if he could tease out any further details:



Fumihiko Yasuda, the director of Nioh and Nioh 2, fielded the majority of the questions. He spoke about a design ethos of evolution rather than dramatic change for the sequel, attempting to strengthen what was done well and fix the issues that couldn't be resolved in the original title. He pointed to the fact that Team Ninja traditionally stick to full action games rather than Action-RPGs, and as a result some of the game balancing around their RPG systems needed some improvement. We heard that the story ties into the first game, but further narrative detail is definitely not forthcoming for now. One change we will see is a full character creator in the game, allowing you to completely customise your look, your race and your gender.

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As the trailer showed, the player-character this time around has some kind of connection with the Yokai. This means that Yokai powers would likely become part of your already deadly arsenal alongside those of a samurai. When asked what the team hope to get right this time around, Yasuda-san cryptically mentioned that he wanted the player to have "more satisfying deaths". Slightly less morbid news was the announcement of a Nioh 2 demo for fans to try out before they buy as well as for developers to make any final tweaks. We do not have a release date for the demo but we will let you know when it arrives.

As the interview wrapped up, there was a final message from Team Ninja Creative Director Tom Lee: "The gloves are off... we're going to go in hard. This is experience is going to be really close to what we [originally] had in mind."

Nioh 2 does not currently have a release date, but it is expected on PlayStation 4 when it's ready to launch.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Nioh 2 trophies.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.