Get To Know More the PS4 Exclusive Nioh 2 in its New TGS 2019 Trailer
PlayStation 4™ – Europe
Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja‘s PS4 exclusive, Nioh 2, received its latest update straight from the game developer’s Creative Director, Tom Lee, through a recent blog post and trailer via PlayStation blog which can be found below.
According to the Creative Director, as players embark on their Nioh 2 journey, they will encounter a gorgeous new area called “The Village of Cursed Blossoms.” It will be the opening level of the game. As the name implies, this area is a combination of natural beauty and threatening danger, which plays a major role in the entire game.
Tom Lee added, “As developers creating a game founded on Japanese aesthetics, we’ve always hoped to design a level covered by cherry blossoms in full bloom.” Well, it looks like the development team met their ultimate joy and satisfaction as they have found a well-known area for sakura trees called Chidorigafuchi which is located right next to their studio. “This gave us the opportunity to refine our visuals with great detail and accuracy. – Tom”
Moreover, the Creative Director discussed a few more details about the game’s Yokai’s. Check it out below:
Yokai are an essential cornerstone of this franchise, and we take careful consideration when adding these mythical creatures into the game. When choosing new Yokai to implement, we go far beyond simply choosing the most popular or well-known versions. Instead, we meticulously select each creature based on their unique characteristics to effectively complement specific integrations. This approach ensures a wide range of variation and scope, which is super important in keeping players engaged and challenged!
Speaking of Yokai, our latest demo features Mezuki — a terrifying beast adorned with a grotesque mug and wielding a deadly saw-like weapon. Its debut should make quite an impression with the players testing their Yokai combat skills at TGS. One word of advice for those looking to go toe-to-toe with Mezuki: When in the Dark Realm, ruthless Yokai become even fiercer and more powerful. Tread carefully and strike effectively.
He added that the game will feature tiny creatures called Sudama which are actually Kodama that turned into Yokai that can be found in The Village of Cursed Blossoms. Tom Lee continued, “As in their former incarnation, they are not violent but they display an unrelenting thirst for material possessions. To provide some perspective, the background image in our key art represents the contrast between the world of men and the realm of Yokai, which is a central theme of the game and the motivation behind our new half-breed protagonist. Given this duality, the Sudama was created as an antithesis to the Kodama.”
The Creative Director ended the blog by sharing the special message from their producer, Yasuda-san:
Since receiving feedback from the closed alpha session, we have been diligently working on the game with great enthusiasm. To be honest, we’ve had to overcome many trials and errors during the process of designing Yokai action mechanics such as “special moves,” “Yokai moves,” and the visual presentation of the “Dark Realm.” However, we are now quite satisfied with where we are at. It goes without saying that the improvements won’t stop until launch and we’ll continue to keep you updated with our progress. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months, and please enjoy the exciting new demo for TGS as well as the batch of new content we’ve prepared.
WHERE TO BUY?
Nioh 2 is still under development for PlayStation 4. We’ll update once more info have been released from the game developer and the game publisher in the future. However, this upcoming action RPG is open for pre-order here at Playasia. Click the button below to pre-order yours now!
Read more about Nioh 2 here.
- Sharpen Your Skills – Prepare for the fight of your life with revamped mechanics that build on the fan-favorite elements of Nioh, requiring your full concentration and skill
- Choose Your Method of Combat – Follow the way of the samurai with traditional weapons including swords and hatchets, or fill your Amrita gauge to wield mighty Yokai abilities and destroy monstrous foes via a variety of mighty attacks
- Improve Your Weapons with the Yokai Shift – Filling your Amrita gauge doesn’t just give you access to a powerful Yokai form, but also allows you to increase the stats of various weapons and add extra buffs, such as staggering foes and grappling downed enemies
- Help, and Get Help, from Other Players – Call upon the spectres left behind by other Nioh 2 players to aid you in combat. Their spirits will assist you until the end of the current level… or until they’re defeated
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