Ni-Oh 2 - Free Content Update and Upcoming DLC Detailed

Team Ninja Released their Dark Souls-inspired samurai-themed action-RPG Ni-Oh 2 for PlayStation 4 back in March. And while we still don’t know when the game will be coming to other platforms, this official PlayStation blog post from Team Ninja’s creative director Tom Lee lets us know that the PS4 version of the game can now boast a free content update that expands it with a photo mode and a number of new missions.

The post also shares some information about the game’s three planned pieces of premium DLC, the first of which should be launching on July 30, 2020. Check it out:

Hello everyone, it’s now been a couple of months since the release of Nioh 2 and a lot has happened since then, to say the least. First of all, I’d like to thank all of our fans around the world for helping to make our latest (Sengoku era) masocore game become such a critically acclaimed global success. We can’t thank you enough for your support!

I am here to share with you some of the details for our exciting update going into effect today as well as information regarding the highly anticipated DLC expansions.

To start things off, today’s major update will present some compelling new features such as Photo Mode. This will be much more than a simple add-on as it will feature in-depth camera settings like image exposure, gradation, lighting & tint adjustments, and a variety of dramatic filters. In addition, we are providing nine new missions (Sub-missions / Twilight missions) as part of this update. This is all a small part of our larger commitment to provide you guys with the most engaging gaming experience for Nioh 2. And in our efforts to fulfill that commitment, we will vigorously pay close attention to your feedback and continue to provide updates when we are able. This is our promise to you.

Now let’s jump into some DLC news. We’re planning to release a total of three sizable & badass DLC batches over the next several months to provide you guys with additional challenges to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat. There will be new storylines, new yokai, ferocious new bosses, Guardian Spirits, new skills, fresh armor and a new weapon that alters the performance of skills outside of set stances.

On top of all that, new difficulty levels and end-game content will be added to allow the campaign to grow longer, giving you guys even more content to start your summer gaming adventures! I’m happy to announce that the first of these thrilling DLC packs called “The Tengu’s Disciple” will kick off on July 30*. Also, as an added bonus we have prepared brand new wallpapers inspired by the upcoming DLC to keep you guys motivated as you wait for the new chapter to arrive in July. We hope you will be pleased with what you see!

Speaking of the upcoming DLC chapters, here are some clues and context into the storyline of the continuing Nioh 2 saga.

A great battle has taken place at Yashima in the late Heian period. As a visitor in Yashima, our protagonist finds a shrine possessing a mysterious whistle called the Sohayamaru. Upon inspection, the whistle shines radiantly as the shadow of Yokai can be seen lurking in the background. It is revealed that whenever wars take place, heroes wielding the Sohayamaru will head into battle in order to restore peace back into this land.

More in-depth details regarding “The Tengu’s Disciple” will be released in the coming months, so please stay tuned. Until next time, enjoy the new update and good luck unleashing your darkness! And most importantly, please stay safe out there.

*Nioh 2 required to play The Tengu’s Disciple (sold separately)