Nioh Complete Edition bound for PC in November
Team Ninja’s Nioh is getting a PC Complete Edition on 7 November. The highly rated action-RPG, Koei Tecmo’s “most successful title in the West,” has been a PlayStation 4 exclusive up till now. The Complete Edition consists of the base game, the season pass DLCS Dragon of the North, Defiant Honor, and Bloodshed’s End, as well as a Steam exclusive helmet called the “Dharmachakra Kabuto.”
The PC version mimics the PS4 build by offering Action and Movie visual modes – the first for a smooth and stable 60fps and the other for 4K resolution support. There’s no mention of custom graphics settings so far, which is concerning. What they do mention is the 100GB storage requirement, as seen on its Steam page.
Here’s the official description for that bonus helmet. No item stats were provided but this will do:
“The Wheel of Dharma kabuto is a form of “kawari-kabuto”—a family of helmets featuring fantastical designs. This helmet features a red-lacquered front crest of an ancient Buddhist symbol depicting the eight-fold path to nirvana. This holy image represents spiritual enlightenment attained by casting off one’s worldly desires, and also holds the power to banish evil.
However, some claim this is not a Wheel of Dharma at all, merely a replica that looks as though it belongs on a device to regulate steam… Some have gone so far as to suggest renaming it to “Valve Kabuto,” but why anyone would make a helmet featuring a valve is unclear…”
At a glance, Nioh draws comparisons to FromSoftware’s Dark Souls series. While there are similarities, it bears a closer overall resemblance to older titles such as Capcom’s Onimusha and Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden, due to their greater emphasis on action and edge-of-your-seat combos.
Set in feudal Japan, players take on the role of golden-haired samurai William Adams as he fast-travels across the country on a personal rescue mission. Both he and the characters you run into are all based on historical figures, though Team Ninja have obviously taken great creative liberties since demons soon enter the picture.
As the narrative loosely strings you along, Nioh spends most of its time excelling at gameplay. Players can wield an assortment of weapons, each with multiple stances and an unlockable skill tree, on top of abilities such as ninjitsu (ninja scrolls and techniques) and onmyouji (elemental magic). There are multiple character builds to pursue and explore, a loot system to indulge, and a combat stamina system to master.
Read our review to learn more. Nioh isn’t perfect but it still is a strong contender for action game of the year.
The DLCs do a great job of adding new story, weapons, and enemies. Dragon of the North focuses on Date Masamune in the Tohoku region, Defiant Honor on Sanada Yukimura and the Siege of Osaka Castle, while Bloodshed’s End resumes that siege during the summer campaign.
It sure would be nice if they let us transfer our PS4 save files over.