Sony has announced on the official PlayStation Twitter that the Nioh 2 Open Beta will kick off on November 1 for PlayStation 4. The teaser will run until November 10, and can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store as expected. The news comes just a few days after publisher Koei Tecmo confirmed that the game will be released in early 2020.
Nioh 2 Open Beta Dated
Check out the Tweet below.
Yokai hunters, ready to face the Dark Realm? Play the Nioh 2 Open Beta starting November 1 to 10, available at PS Store pic.twitter.com/EPPoqWBsiZ
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 15, 2019
Nioh 2 is currently in development for the PS4 at Team Ninja, the same developer responsible for the critically acclaimed Ninja Gaiden franchise. Presumably, it’ll be bloody hard too, as the Ninja Gaiden titles were notorious for their difficulty. I’m pretty sure they were responsible for many controllers being hurled at the TV screen and/or out of the window.
Sony has been confirmed as the game’s publisher, which indicates that Nioh 2 may be exclusive to the PS4. Team Ninja rolled out a alpha client for the game earlier in the year, which saw some 50,000 players take Nioh 2 for a spin months ahead of release.
Nigh 2 eschews the original game’s protagonist in favour of a half-breed capable of mixing demonic Yokai powers with human attributes. The sequel takes place during the Sengoku period of Japan, and sees players mixing it up with warlords, bandits, and ronin, although you’ll also be scrapping with supernatural baddies, too.
The first Nioh came out on PS4 back in February 2017 and arrived on the PC later in the year. The game picked up rave reviews, and sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Be sure to read our Nioh review here.
Interestingly, the game first began development for the PS3 way back in 2004, but languished in development hell for the better part of a decade until the project was moved to the PS4 back in 2014. Thank god it did, as the end result was nothing short of spectacular.