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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nioh 2 Last Chance Free Trial

Team Ninja offers another shot at their upcoming dark samurai adventure title Nioh 2 in Last Chance Trial.

Only a month away from release, upcoming action role-playing PlayStation 4-exclusive title Nioh 2 from developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja has already showed off gameplay footage and revealed story bits.

Ahead of launch on March 13, 2020, players are offered a Last Chance Trial that doesn't even require a PlayStation Plus subscription. Starting from February 28, this limited time demo will go live and will be available until March 1, 2020.

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Nioh 2 Last Chance Free Trial

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If you have participated in early Open Beta program and taken notes, your chances of survival may improve. Powered with ability of summoning Yokai beasts and wielding Switchglaive weapon in combat are only a few useful tools.

This trial picks three missions to put your fighting skills into test against legion of deadly creatures. Though no game progress will be transferred from demo to main game on launch, your custom samurai character surely will.

RELATED: Nioh 2 Story Trailer

Like any other masocore games, Nioh 2 will best your skills and improve your style to shape your character up. Playing carelessly can lead to an end of your journey into dark fantasy adventure with a single shot from a common enemy.

It has a nice blend of Japanese tradition with inclusion of mythological Yokai creatures and history of Sengoku era. Popular in folklore stories, not all of these beasts are always hostile and there are some friendly ones around as well.

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Nightmares of Dark Realm

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Getting assisted by Yokai allies can make you feel overconfident though and rather vulnerable to deadly blows. This time-limited demo of Last Chance Trial features new bosses and will only transfer your system save file to full game.

Nioh 2 doesn't include an easy mode but adds deep customization that would eventually suit your unique playstyle. Upon completing first mission from demo, players will unlock Kamaitachi helmet DLC item and carry it to main game.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Nioh 2 Won't Have Easy Mode

Team Ninja has revealed recently that Nioh 2 will not add an easy mode but let players take different approach.

Set during Sengoku period of feudal Japan, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game Nioh 2 from developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja is currently scheduled to launch on March 13, 2020.

With only mere months away from release, Team Ninja has recently revealed not to add an easy mode for sequel to Nioh. There will be a set difficulty level but people are given choice to approach enemies in various ways.

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Nioh 2 Won't Have Easy Mode

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Of course, there are casual player groups that would often ask for an easy mode, debating on accessibility in video games but dev team argues that giving them an easy pass can completely ruin an overall vision they have for the game.

Although you are locked in with a specific difficulty level, there are ways to change outcome through combat tactics. That means, when someone dies in-game, it is because they made a mistake and not because of impossible complexity.

RELATED: Nioh 2 Story Trailer

Those who took part in Open Beta program earlier has complained that combat seemed unfair and too hard at times. Afterwards developers adjusted have accordingly so that if you die making a risky move, it would feel like your fault.

Nioh 2 not only features a variety of new enemies but there are a number of different ways to take each of them down. This is unlike its predecessor title, where one can get used to deal with certain enemies in specific areas.

RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Many of common combat elements like ki meter and stances will return alongside new move like Yokai-Force, which would allow players to call upon their guardian spirits when needed in battle to change course of an ongoing fight.

Instead of playing with a set character like Irish warrior William Adams from first game, Nioh 2 would allow players create their own custom samurai to fight monstrous supernatural enemies known as Yokai from latter half of Sengoku era.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

New Silent Hill and Fatal Frame Movie Announced by Original Director

Original Silent Hill movie director Christophe Gans will return for new Silent Hill and a Fatal Frame movie.

When director Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Saint Ange) made a live-action adaptation of Silent Hill back in 2006, it got barely noticed by franchise fans, regardless of which a lackluster sequel was made in 2012 anyway.

In a recent interview with French website Allocine, Gans has revealed that he is currently busy working on a film adaption of survival horror game series Fatal Frame AKA Project Zero and returning to direct a new Silent Hill movie as well.

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New Silent Hill and Fatal Frame Movie Announced by Original Director

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His former project will be set in Japan due to its roots are inspired from many cultural aspects of haunted house setting. Latter film will project atmosphere of a small American town that has been devastated by Puritan movements.

For his latest projects, Gans will be collaborating with executive producer of Resident Evil movies, Victor Hadida. Like his previous film, Gans is very committed to stay faithfully close to source material of these media.

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Gans also revealed in his interview that after his stint on first Silent Hill movie, he stepped away from an offer to direct its 2012 sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation, when he realized that producers wanted to make a film like Resident Evil.

Compared to many other video game movies released over years, 2006 version of Silent Hill was better received by critics and fans alike. Gans was successful in recreating a fog-covered town and recurring themes shown in series titles.

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Konami has kind of abandoned this popular franchise after cancellation of 2014 psychological horror reboot title Silent Hills and is busy making pachinko machines these days, leading many fans to believe that the series has come to an end.

However, it seems like they are finally moving towards a right direction since upcoming Silent Hill movie by Christophe Gans is going to be joined by two new video game titles as well that are reportedly under development now.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Nioh 2 Story Trailer

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja unleashes mysterious horrors of Dark Realm in epic new story trailer for Nioh 2.

Though technically a sequel by order of its release, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game Nioh 2 is set before the events of its 2017 predecessor title Nioh and serves as a prequel in terms of story premise.

Fans are now ready to get on board with this samurai adventure following an Open Beta from last year. Only months away from launch on March 13, 2020, a brand-new story trailer is dropped as well as post-launch DLC roadmap.

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Nioh 2 Story Trailer

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Witness the unforgettable journey of a renowned Yokai hunter of feudal Japan in latest story trailer for Nioh 2.




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During Sengoku period of war-torn Japan in 1555, entire nation has been plunged into chaos by forces of demons known as Yokai. These devilish spirits are deadly harbingers of mayhem that mercilessly prey on their helpless victims.

To end their reign of terror among innocents, a rogue mercenary took it upon himself to hunt them down in Mino Province. This lone hero bears a dark secret of being a half-breed himself, possessing both human and Yokai blood.

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A War-Torn Realm

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Cast out from society for his origin, he minds his own business and during one of his battles with a fiendish monster, he loses control. A near inevitable calamity is then prevented by a by a wandering merchant named Toukichiro.

It appears that he trades in mysterious "Spirit Stones" of magical power that allows its wielder to speak with Yokai spirits. Gaining control over his demonic persona, these two embarks a journey to collect more stones for using later.

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Yokai Huntswoman Mumyo

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Their valiant quest is funded by a prominent warlord and joined by a Yokai huntswoman named Mumyo when they face an unknown adversary. They took sanctuary in Owari Province and ended up serving the great Oda Nobunaga.

Plans for post-launch roadmap include three DLC and Season Pass by developer studios Team Ninja. Each of these releases will focus on a different storyline with new characters, abilities, weapons, several main and sub-missions.

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Nioh 2 Pre-Order Bonus

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All three DLC packs are bundled within Digital Deluxe Edition, which is priced $79.99 only and currently available for early purchase. Players will be receiving a dynamic PS4 theme and premium in-game items pre-order bonus.

Nioh 2 Special Edition to add Demon Horde weapons, Kodama Netsuke charm and PSN avatar set aside from base game and Season Pass contents. It will also feature extra physical items like "The Art of Nioh 2" book and a slick Steelbook case.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Nioh 2 Release Date

A release date for dark samurai RPG fantasy game Nioh 2 is revealed for March 2020 and Open Beta starts from November 1.

Following official reveal back in E3 2018 event, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja has been quite silent about upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 until earlier this year and now we have a release date at hand.

A gameplay overview trailer shown last month at Tokyo Game Show 2019 revealed that an Open Beta program is about to start from next week, official sources announced the game to arrive for PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020.

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Nioh 2 Release Date

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Time to sharpen your sword and Yokai skills as Nioh 2 is heading to PS4 on early 2020 and Open Beta coming next month.




RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

Although there was an immense tension among fans about getting an official release date, Team Ninja chose not to rush things out and was busy assessing feedback from player community on Closed Alpha test for a stable launch.

Open Beta will be available at PlayStation Store to download and play from November 1 and offer an early sneak peak and run till November 10. All players will be allowed to test out wide range of character customization feature and more.

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Nioh 2 Open Beta Starting November 1

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Your half-breed protagonist will be given access to latest weapon Switchglaive in Beta to experience its efficiency in battle. Testers will begin from a place called Interim that will serve as an opening level and a safe zone.

You can pick your weapons and try out various moves there before heading into a real stage until you are ready. A new environment will welcome you into a dark Yokai adventure that is built upon many historical actualities.

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Newest Weapon Switchglaive

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First Nioh game came out in 2017 from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment with somewhat low expectation but still managed to impress players with its deep combat system inspired from Souls series and immersive gameplay.

Pre-order for Nioh 2 is already available from today and there will be valuable bonuses to use in final game. Also, players with a PlayStation Plus membership can jump into the world of original Nioh for free from November 5, 2019.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2019

PlayStation Plus includes Nioh and Outlast 2 for their members in free games lineup of November 2019.

Compared to first half of current year, members of PlayStation Plus are getting better quality games on their consoles for their paid monthly subscription, thanks to Sony Entertainment listening to customer feedback in time.

For upcoming lineup of November 2019, two new free PlayStation 4 games have already announced lately. Until they arrive on November 5, you can still enjoy your time with MLB: The Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2019

Inspired from games like Dark Souls, action role-playing title Nioh from developer Team Ninja pits you in role of Irish samurai warrior William to battle against an army of demons and to liberate guardian spirits from their clutches.

With an Open Beta program kicking in for its sequel Nioh 2 at November 1, you can jump right in to have a dark samurai RPG fantasy experience in Sengoku era Japan and prepare yourself for the follow-up title scheduled to next year.

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Nioh on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up, become a part of an ominous journey of journalist Blake Langermann in Outlast 2, who goes to investigate murder of a pregnant woman. Soon, a mysterious cult kidnaps his wife and he is driven off by a group of crazed locals.

While being on lookout for his own life and a missing wife, Blake is constantly being troubled by his past among many other bizarre things. As you look for answers, more disturbing findings start coming out of the seemingly haunted town.

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Outlast 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Sony has been doing considerably good with their recent PS Plus lineup after coming under fire by fans in July for providing games with seemingly lesser value than usual, especially after they decided to stop including PlayStation 3 titles.

Once Nioh and Outlast 2 become available, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to play them both for free until December 3, 2019. Members can also enjoy exclusive discount on PS4 titles and 100 GB cloud storage for game saves.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Release Date

In a new cinematic trailer, Atlus reveals release date of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for next year.

Shortly after revealing upcoming role-playing game Persona 5: The Royal back in March 2019, developer/publisher Atlus announced another P5 title Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Previously speculated to have a fall 2019 launch window, P5S is going to release on February 20, 2020 only for Japan. It is very likely that Western audience will get their hands on it in following months that has yet to be revealed.

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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Release Date

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Atlus has released a new trailer showcasing more cut-scenes from story and gameplay bits from P5 Scramble.




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According to new reports, P5S takes place half a year after the events of original Persona 5 game and most possibly not P5 Royal, when Phantom Thieves go out on a summer vacation and discover themselves in a new situation.

All lead characters will be playable and players will be allowed to interact with fellow Phantom Thieves members. Gameplay mechanics would feature 2D platforming and some Musou elements similar to Dynasty Warriors series.

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Players would engage waves of enemies in combat while also exploring their surrounding world for a series of missions. Also, bringing companion to a fight will let them use their own spiritual abilities for longer attack combos.

Atlus has developed Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force for PS4 and Switch. Though initially recognized as an action RPG game, P5 Scramble actually belongs to hack and slash genre.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Latest gameplay footage of samurai adventure game Nioh 2 from TGS 2019 demo features a new boss fight.

Shortly before Tokyo Game Show 2019, upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 from developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja accidentally revealed an early 2020 release that was later confirmed officially.

Later at TGS 2019, a brief demo was presented for attendees at the event that features its half-breed protagonist and an opening level and courtesy of PlayStation Access, that gameplay video is out now for all to take a look at it.

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Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

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Although a 15 minutes gameplay video doesn't give away much, it still offers enough glimpses at how things play out.




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Nioh 2 allows you a wide variety of customization to fulfill your dark samurai RPG fantasies before going into action. Players can create new characters by choosing body type, gender, hair, voice and unique Yokai powers of their own choice.

In first Nioh, you had to assume role of an Irish Samurai named William but now that options for character customizing is made available, it opens up door for more immersive experience and will give players reason to spend more time on it.

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Its retains Ki system from first game that indicates your stamina, something very essential to perform any move and depending on that aspect, you should prioritize whether you will strike at your enemies or play defense.

After each attack, you can refill stamina by using "Ki Pulse" like before and it comes in very handy at times. There are three difference stances to choose from; offensive high-stance, defensive low-stance and balanced middle-stance.

RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

You start with Cherry Blossom Cursed Village mission with a select number of deadly weapons and Yokai powers to unleash. There will be a number of flying Yokai enemy types to confront that requires long range shots to take down.

Another very important part of combat is to never let your guard down, because it will cost you dearly when you do. Upon death, your gained experience and Guardian Spirit will remain there but if you are killed again, they are lost forever.

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A horse-like Yokai called Mezuki with a saw-like weapon was one of first challenging enemy and it is defeated with combined movesets of attacks and dodges. When that brought no result at all, switching into a defensive style seemed appropriate.

Based on your chosen Guardian Spirit type, your Yokai character manifests itself and helps you gain an upper hand in a fight. There are more to discover that are part of an upgraded battle system but will need longer play than a trial version.

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Below is a trailer that was published back in May and sent to Closed Alpha testers ahead of TGS 2019 show.




RELATED: Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

Team Ninja has announced earlier for an Open Beta to arrive on PlayStation Store on November 1, 2019. Whether or not the game remains a PlayStation 4-exclusive or will get a PC and Xbox One version launch is yet to be seen.

Original Nioh came out in early 2017 for PS4 and ended up selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide to masocore fans. Nioh 2 is a continuation of where it's acclaimed predecessor ended and makes overall improvement.