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.

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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.




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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.