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Nioh 2 Is The Last Game In The Series According To Director Fumihiko Yasuda


Nioh 2 is the last entry in the Nioh franchise. This is according to director Fumihiko Yasuda who expressed his thoughts in Japanese outlet Famitsu about the direction that Team Ninja intends to take in 2021 and beyond.

  • Nioh 2 director Fumihiko Yasuda confirmed that the development of the Nioh series has now ceased
  • The Nioh series has been in full development for over seven years
  • Nioh was originally set to release on PlayStation 3 and was called ‘Ni-Oh’ back in 2007
  • Three DLC expansions have been released for Nioh 2 to date
  • These are The Tengu’s Disciple, Darkness in the Capital and The First Samurai
  • Koei Tecmo will be releasing the first Nioh and Nioh 2 in Nioh: Complete Edition for PS5 which includes all the DLC for both games, improved texture detail, resolutions and 120 frames per second visuals
  • Even though development on Nioh has ceased, Koei Tecmo has stated that multiple, full scale projects will start in 2021
  • Koei Tecmo president Kou Shibusawa has said that more Eastern-style games will be developed going forward
  • Specifically, this will include games that are based on Japanese history and culture, much like the Nioh series

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Source: [Famitsu via Twinfinite]