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Friday, May 15, 2020

Nioh 2 Gets Photo Mode and New Missions

Team Ninja releases more action-packed missions and Photo Mode feature for PS4 masocore game Nioh 2.

It has been months since publisher Koei Tecmo Games in association with and Sony Interactive Entertainment released long-anticipated action role-playing PlayStation 4-exclusive game Nioh 2 that met with critical and commercial success.

After reaching a milestone of selling over one million units worldwide, Team Ninja revealed a release date for its first DLC expansion. Also, a free content update is rolled out adding new Guardian Spirit, missions, Photo Mode and more.

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Nioh 2 Gets Photo Mode and New Missions

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First major feature of recent Update 1.09 will be Photo Mode for Nioh 2, which is a more than a simple add-on. There are a wide range of camera settings including image exposure, filters, gradation, lighting adjustments and others to explore.

Nine new missions that are comprised of several sub-missions and one Twilight mission were added as part of latest update. 1.09 to introduce new Guardian Spirit Mizuchi to the game but no instructions on how to unlock them was found.

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Nioh 2 Photo Mode Settings

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Nioh 2 will be getting three DLC release for additional content such boss characters, skills, storylines and Yokai. Fresh armor and a new weapon will give players an edge on performance over set stances to tackle deadly challenges.

First expansion pack for Nioh 2 titled "The Tengu's Disciple" is currently set to release on July 30, 2020. Dev team will eventually deliver end-game content and new difficulty levels to further expand campaign mode adventures.

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.




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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.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

Team Ninja has announced Nioh 2 Open Beta for November on PS Store with a full release due for early 2020.

Long after making an official reveal back at E3 2018 event, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja returned revealing a batch of new screenshots for their upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 last month.

Then last week at Tokyo Game Show 2019, a gameplay overview trailer came out with a release window of early 2020. Open Beta program for fans of the samurai adventure game is announced to begin from November 1, 2019.

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Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

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A playable demo was made available for panel attendees earlier in TGS 2019 and now players from all over the world can experience gameplay of highly-anticipated Nioh sequel for 10 days-long only a month after at PlayStation Store.

Apparently, only players on PlayStation 4 consoles can take part in Open Beta and there is no official confirmation on whether Team Ninja will keep this a PS4-exclusive title or it may see launch on PC and Xbox One platforms.

RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

Despite comparison between Nioh series and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software, developers made sure that it stands out unique among other samurai games, including upcoming Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch.

Nioh 2 doesn't have an official release date revealed yet other than a launch period of early 2020 on PS4 and hopefully that is not January. Original Nioh came out on February 2017 from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

Latest gameplay trailer for upcoming Action RPG title Nioh 2 from TGS 2019 showcases mythical Yokai.

Only a few weeks ago, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja teaming up with publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced to reveal more of their upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Shortly after uploading to official YouTube channel of U.S. PlayStation, a trailer was quickly removed earlier only to republish it again hours later to offer us brief look into gameplay and a possible release window set for early 2020.

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Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

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Witness your first ever glimpse of Yokai action mechanics in latest Nioh 2 gameplay trailer straight from TGS 2019.




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TGS 2019 trailer focuses on its half-breed protagonist and gameplay elements inspired from Souls series. As part human and part Yokai, he wields immense power at his command that is displayed in some fearsome boss battles.

Team Ninja has also brought a playable demo for Tokyo Game Show this week featuring an opening level called The Village of Cursed Blossoms. Players will find themselves facing dreaded threats here among natural beauties.

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Mythical Yokai Abound

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An essential aspect of Nioh franchise is Yokai and these mystical beasts are playing major part in entire story. Each of these creatures is themed on unique characteristics and there are a number of varieties to keep you challenged.

Another deadly beast known as Mezuki carrying a saw-like weapon is also part of latest TGS demo. Players who will engage it in combat will have a test of their skill because when in Dark Realm, they become fiercer than ever.

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Guardian Spirit Magami

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Team Ninja made an interesting choice to join a crowded release window of early 2020 when it will be competing against major AAA-titles like Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake and The Last of Us 2, or it can just come out in January.

Aspiring to be a worthy successor of its critically-acclaimed 2017 predecessor, Nioh 2 improves on overall design and story. It will pick up from where the original game ended as a follow-up and will offer players a wide variety of customization.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Nioh 2 Reveals New Screenshots

New key-art for Nioh 2 unleashes the power of Yokai within and a batch of new screens showing off monstrous beasts.

Back in PlayStation press conference at E3 2018 event, Nioh 2 was officially revealed with a short trailer as a highly-anticipated sequel to 2017 action role-playing title Nioh and currently is in development for PlayStation 4 platform.

We have yet to learn whether or not developers are planning to bring this title for PC and Xbox One platforms or to keep it a PS4-exclusive but for now, we have a set of new key-artwork and screenshots to feast our eyes on.

Nioh 2 Reveals New Screenshots

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Newest protagonist and lead character is a samurai warrior who is also a half-breed, thus possessing extraordinary power of Yokai. His entire journey takes place in Sengoku period of Japan and is full of intense action.

A few months back this year, an alpha demo session was held and was followed by a closed demo that saw overwhelmingly positive response from almost 18,000 players out of more than 50,000 participants from over the world.

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Nioh 2 Key-Art
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Creative team at developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja in association with publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment are hard at work to make the game a far better experience than its predecessor.

Nioh 2 is preparing to reveal another brand-new playable demo at upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2019 next month that will be reflecting feedback taken from demo participants and more details will kept under wraps until then.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fire Emblem Actor Removed After Controversy

Following allegations of harassment, Fire Emblem: Three Houses actor name is removed from credits and is replaced.

Only days after launching on Nintendo Switch, tactical role-playing game Fire Emblem: Three Houses is already receiving immense praise from critics and fans alike that easily makes it one of the best reviewed games of 2019 so far.

However, controversy followed suit when recently when one of its voice actor, Christopher Niosi came under fire for violating a non-disclosure agreement before it launched on July 26 by discussing his role and got replaced.

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Fire Emblem Actor Removed After Controversy

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Nintendo decided to remove Niosi afterwards when accusations of abuse starts coming to light by his former friends and girlfriends, followed by a confessional post on social media site Tumblr where he apologized for his past actions.

Earlier this week, he was removed from Fire Emblem Heroes, mobile spin-off game from Fire Emblem series and is replaced by Zach Aguilar. Nintendo of America revealed that Niosi will be replaced in Three Houses in a forthcoming update.

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In an official statement released recently, Nintendo confirmed of re-recording his lines with another voice actor.

After assessing the situation, we decided to re-record the character's voiceovers in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Fire Emblem Heroes with another actor. The new voiceovers will be included in a future patch.

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Chris Niosi has been doing voice works for TV shows like OK KO! and video games such as MapleStory 2, Octopath Traveler and SMITE. He also served as an animator on indie platformer A Hat in Time and fighting game Skullgirls.

Controversial voice actor Niosi lend his talent for one of the lead characters, Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses but has relatively limited amount of dialogues. With 87 score on Metacritic, the game easily is one of top ten titles of 2019 right now.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Adds Armin Titan

New details on Season 3 content added to Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle like Armin Titan is revealed by Koei Tecmo.

Merely a few days ahead of its release on July 5 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Omega Force and publisher Koei Tecmo reveals all-new content details for upcoming Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle.

Final Battle is arriving as an upgrade to action hack and slash game AOT2 and a massive expansion, which is based on popular AOT anime, covering chapters from manga and seasons from ongoing TV series up to Season 3, Part 2.

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Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Adds Armin Titan

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR ATTACK ON TITAN SEASON 3.

Featuring actions from original Funimation series, new teaser trailer below focuses on Armin Titan for Final Battle.




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To capture original heart-pounding action, developers are working closely with series creators including character development of Armin Arlert, an introverted scout soldier who has eaten nefarious Bertolt Hoover in a recently aired episode.

This action has granted him the power of transforming into Colossus Titan and it will be complete already when Final Battle launches. While playing on Character Episode mode, players can call on Armin Titan in his giant-sized form.

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Unlocking Armin Titan allows you to ruthlessly pound your enemies in other game modes as well. For very first time in entire series history, newly added weapon Thunder Spears will let you fire projectiles at those skinless Titans.

Then there are Gatling guns to rain in some rapid-fire in addition to other deadly weapons, Anti-Personnel Omni-Directional Mobility gear to intensify tactical hunting and access to more than 40 playable characters or create a new one.

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Colossal New Hero Armin Titan

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Fans would love to jump in after they finish watching latest seasons of Attack on Titan for a definitive experience in cell-shaded graphics. Also, all-new Territory Recovery mode lets you take back your land from Titans in co-op gameplay.

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle is a standalone game bundle that adds all stories of AOT2 and recent content updates. Owners of the base game can simply purchase Final Battle Upgrade Pack to enjoy Titan-hunting action to its fullest.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Comes to PS4 and Switch

Atlus revealed action RPG spin-off game Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for PS4 and Switch.

Remember when there was a rumor of Persona 5 to arrive on Nintendo Switch as P5S months after developer/publisher Atlus revealed Persona 5 R during The Game Awards 2018? We know now what that really was all along.

Right after official release date announcement for Persona 5: The Royal earlier, a brand-new trailer is released to confirm an upcoming title, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for players on PlayStation 4 and Switch.

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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers comes to PS4 and Switch

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Take a look at the first trailer of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers that focuses on lead character and brief gameplay.




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We see protagonist Joker jumping from above into fighting a mob of shadows on street using knives and charismatic special moves to take down dozens of enemies before finally unleashing full power of his persona, Arsene.

Teaming up with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force, Atlus have attempted to re-imagine their popular role-playing game into a beat 'em up similar to Dynasty Warriors. P5S is akin to a spin-off like Persona 4 Golden that introduced a new character as well.

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Although no launch dates are revealed so far, we would like to settle for fall 2019, according to a previous leak by Twitter user Mr. Ohya. He also stated that upcoming P5R would be only for PS4 consoles and it turned out right after all.

Despite calling Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers an action RPG within franchise, Atlus is keeping mainline Persona exclusive to PlayStation while leaving many Switch owners upset as they were really expecting a solid port of P5.