Nioh 2's Last Chance Trial returns to the PlayStation Store later this month

By Heidi Nicholas,
Nioh 2's Last Chance Trial is coming back to the PlayStation store in a few weeks, giving players a whole weekend to try out three missions before the game releases in full on March 13th.

Last Chance Trial

This comes from a recent PlayStation Blog, which says that the trial runs from the Friday 28th February, 12am PT, until Sunday March 1st, 11:59pm PT, and that PS Plus isn't required to access it. It has three missions, taking players to fight against the creatures living on Mount Tenno. Player progress won't transfer to the full game but the appearance you create for your character will; so you can, if you want, spend a lot of time creating your samurai — but you might want to make sure you leave enough time to try out everything else in the trial.

The Blog also has a few words from SIE's Social Media Senior Specialist, Tim Turi, about what differentiates Nioh 2 from other action RPGs. The sequel has a bigger focus on Japanese history and culture, and particularly the Yokai; common creatures of Japanese folklore. They can call on animals to help them in battle, but this time, players can call on their own Yokai to help them out too. Fighting the Yokai will cost ki; the game's stamina resource. Players have to learn the Ki Pulse technique if they want to make it through the game, and Turi says this is one of the ways Nioh 2 is different from other games. "Tapping the R1 button with precise timing as you complete a combo triggers a Ki Pulse, quickly restoring your ki...Practice this critical technique early on, and you’ll be thanking yourself later."

The Last Chance Trial starts off in a few weeks, on February 28th, and runs through the weekend to end on March 1st. The game itself will release a few weeks after the trial ends, on March 13th.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!