Nioh 2 gets a beautiful new launch trailer ahead of its release later this week

By Heidi Nicholas,
There's just under two days to go before Nioh 2 releases this Friday, and PlayStation has released a new launch trailer — along with a few tips — to help prepare players in the run-up before the game's launch.


The trailer gives a quick look at some of the combat in-game, and PlayStation has a few tips for "surviving Nioh 2's opening hours". It goes without saying: if you're wanting to head into Nioh 2 with no idea of what's to come, it's probably best to steer clear of reading their tips in detail.

Speaking about the new double hatchets and switchglaive weapons, Eric Whelan, Content Communications Manager for SIE, says that hatchets are better for players looking for speed over heavy weapons — especially since they can be thrown at enemies using the Triangle button. There's three different stances to fight from in the game: low stance, for quick attacks, mid stance, for medium attacks, and high stanc, for powerful attacks. These last sound as though they'll be better for more experienced players, as they can leave you open to danger if you don't time them right. The switchglaive can be used in all three: as a dagger in low stance, as a sort of spear in mid stance, and as a scythe in high stance.

PlayStation go into more detail about tips for the opening hours of the game, such as the management of Ki, the first Yokai abilities you'll get, and more about Soul Cores. There's under two days until the game releases, however, so if you're hoping to go into it with no idea of what's to come, it's better to avoid these tips until you've played through the opening hours yourself.

Nioh 2 releases 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!