Nioh 2 will have a character creator, so there won’t be a set protagonist

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 07:37 GMT

Some interesting details have emerged about Nioh 2, Team Ninja’s sequel to their famously difficult PS4/PC action game.

Nioh 2 was a surprise announcement yesterday, revealed to the world by a trailer during Sony’s E3 presentation. We didn’t see anything in the way of gameplay – and still haven’t – but reports from E3 are giving us a better picture of what kind of sequel we’re in for.

As reported by Polygon, director Fumihiko Yasuda discussed the game during PlayStation’s Live from E3 stream earlier today. He mentioned a few details, including the existence of a character creation tool that will let us customise the look and gender of our character.

This means, of course, that you won’t be playing as William again this time, but you’ll have greater control over who your character is.

Yasuda also said that the game is unlikely to be a “dramatic change”, but that it gives them the opportunity to fix a few things they were unhappy with at the end of the first game’s development. He also says that, while the game will remain difficult, he hopes that deaths will be “more satisfying” this time around. There’s also likely to be a demo available before launch.

PCGamesN also caught the stream, and has reported that your player character in Nioh 2 will be able to call upon yokai powers in battle. It’s not 100% clear what this means, exactly, but then it’s still seemingly early days for Nioh 2.

No release information has been announced for Nioh 2 – it’ll come to PS4, we’d assume, but we’re not sure when or if it’ll make it to PC at the same time.

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