Speaking during an interview with Famitsu magazine, the director behind the critically acclaimed PS4-exclusive title Nioh was quizzed on the possibility of a sequel to the action-RPG.
While not outright confirming that a Nioh 2 release is on the horizon, Fumihiko Yasuda said that a follow-up to the original game is definitely under consideration, particularly as Nioh received critical praise in the U.S. and Europe in addition to its native Japan.
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Developed by Team Ninja, who are best known for their work on the venerable Ninja Gaiden franchise, Nioh began life more than a decade ago and faced an arduous production cycle that saw multiple revisions of the project, before the studio finally settled on the game we know today. Nioh combines hack-’n-slash combat with RPG elements set against the backdrop of a dark fantasy take on Japan in the year 1600, with players controlling a western Samurai named William.
Nioh was released worldwide in February 2017 and, as mentioned, received high praise from critics, and was a commercial success with over one million copies shipped globally during its first two weeks on sale, with data accumulated from both digital and physical sales.