Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced the arrival of Nioh 2’s second DLC, called Nioh 2: Darkness in the Capital, which is now available on PlayStation 4.
The Ninja team shared with the community how the development process for this new content was, in which they represent Japan’s distant past from a new perspective: “As Nioh 2 – The Disciple of Tengu carries the protagonist to the end. of the Heian period (794-1185), our final chapter takes you to the middle of that era, ”explains Tom Lee, the studio’s creative director, before specifying that the goal is for players to experience Japanese history through the world of Nioh.
In Nioh 2: Darkness in the Capital, players will meet two renowned historical figures: Minamoto no Yorimitsu and Abe no Seimei, the famous yokai hunter and the most powerful Onmyo wizard of antiquity. In addition, Yorimitsu’s four main subordinates have also gained fame as fearless warriors for defeating yokai in many stories handed down from generation to generation, says Team Ninja.
“One of the main challenges we faced in creating Nioh 2: Darkness in the Capital was that while the samurai and wizards of Onmyo existed during this period, it was also a period of l history where greater attention was paid to Heian nobles. other parts of Nioh’s history, this particular era can be seen as the quintessential representation of the Heian period. period as a period full of curses and dangers, ”Lee said, adding that the studio was trying to make sure everyone was properly represented so that players had the opportunity to learn more about the history of Japan.
Nioh 2: Darkness in the Capital is now available for download
In this new adventure, players will find two new weapons that will be added to their arsenal: The Fists and Clawed Fists, with which Team Ninja sought to capture the feeling of melee combat in a more impactful way. More news will be revealed soon, including on the upcoming DLC.
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