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Nioh 2 Gets Photo Mode & New Missions Today, New DLC Details

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Nioh 2 Gets Photo Mode & New Missions Today, New DLC Details

Capture your most heart-pounding moments in Team Ninja's Sengoku-era action adventure with today's addition of Photo Mode.

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)

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  • Thank you so much for this update! Been wondering when content for Nioh 2 would be available. Hope the Hayabusa clan makes another debut in upcoming dlc like in Nioh 1. It was such a great addition to those of us who love the Ninja Gaiden series.

  • Still got to get around to playing this. Glad to see that I’ll have Photo Mode at my disposal when I do.

  • Thanks Team Ninja for the Amazing new free Missions.
    Really loved them keep them coming.
    Can’t wait for the DLC.

  • Please don’t have us finishing the game on the new difficulty again for a bronze trophy like you did in Nioh 1. Just don’t add a trophy for the new difficulty at all please. People hate having to replay a whole game for a single trophy.

    • The game’s been out since MArch, I think the trophy list is finalized…

    • @ Cloud_Rulez
      Well obviously I am talking about DLC trophies…. In Nioh 1 they thought it was a good idea to add a bronze trophy for finishing ALL the missions again on the new difficulty. It wasn’t super difficult but plain annoying having to grind for gear again, waiting for the twilight mission cycle, etc. just for a single bronze trophy. As a completionist it simply was annoying.

    • So What?
      What happens if you You miss A trophy or two?
      Will You die or something?
      Will You lose your child or lose your money?
      What’s so horrible if you don’t get 1 bronze trophy?

    • I don’t see that as an issue. I’ve replayed Yakuza Kiwami 2 on Legend difficulty after beating it on hard difficulty. I can understand the not getting the trophy if it’s a bronze but why wouldn’t you replay it anyways?

    • Why wouldn’t you replay it?
      Maybe because the length of the game is to long to even bother. There are way too many games to enjoy to keep playing one game over and over again. You’ll miss out on life in general.

  • Had a late start so I’m powering through the level 85-ish missions, about four chapters in. And now, there’s even more. I have only needed this one game all quarantine long! Spectacular

  • One of the best games released this year. Thank you for all the content you’re bringing us.

  • I have an issue with games that talk about DLC so soon after release, or even before the game releases… Unless the entire story is already mapped out from the beginning and they don’t change anything so that the DLC still makes sense, and they have another team making the dlc WHILE the base game’s being developed, then it smells like content cut from the disc to wring every penny they can from us. Look at Witcher 3, how long after release before the 2 main DLC released (that’s how you do it)… then look at Spiderman. Announcing the DLC 2 months BEFORE the game released. I waited for the GOTY edition WITH the DLC AND waited for it to drop a bit in price…

    Now there’s this game, it’s only been out for two months. I don’t know.. just how fast can you make decent dlc from scratch?

    • What You said doesn’t matter.
      The real Question is the game worth 60$? How much Play value is in the game?
      Is the Story complete?
      The answer is Yes & 100 hours before getting bored & yes.
      People can have different opinions its ok.
      but with your logic lets say A developer made A game with 500hours play value & DLC of 100 hours play value before the game is out. you wouldn’t be happy even if it had 500 hours play value.
      Last thing I want say we don’t know when they started developing the dlc between the game & it’s first DLC 4-5 months that’s A long time You can easily make A DLC in that time.

    • Well actually your wrong. Is it worth $60 ? No because it has dlc which makes it a incomplete game, period. So I’ll wait till it’s $10 bucks at best buy like I did the first one and then buy it and still not buy the expensive dlc as it is digital and worthless to me because I won’t own it.
      Yes it’s called milking every penny from the consumer. I’ll pay the $10 later and that won’t bother me that I waited. No game is that important that I must have it now and with how games are I wait for all the game to be on disk and even then it’s been so long that I wait for those to even drop to $20-30. It’s called being a informed consumer and knowing what my dollar is worth.

    • If you want to salewait that’s fine and reasonable (which clearly DOES bother you or you wouldn’t be here whining about it), but I don’t think you do know the value of your dollar at all. You probably weren’t alive when you used to have to buy games on cartridges with no demos, very little in the way of reliable review information, and no way to get a refund or resell. You would pay the same price you pay now to get a game that had pretty high chances of being 1-2 hours long and ACTUALLY unfinished and/or broken.

      These days the technology, amount of work, and budget are exponentially higher and the games equally more complex and detailed and they’re STILL the same price they were 30 years ago despite the modern day value of the dollar. By all rights they should be charging a lot more for high end games like this than they are and entirely optional content like this is a good way of balancing things out for everyone because if they just included this all on day one for $100 or more people like you would be crying twice as much because of the increase in price and wait time.

      You have no idea how much more you get for your dollar these days and you probably never will.

  • Thanks for all the work hard and fantastic work you put in team ninja! Mr. Lee I feel another good way to get feedback from nioh 2 players would be to email us survey forms as team ninja did after both betas. Just a suggestion

  • Err I committed a typo there lol

  • I think I see the ninja mansion!!

  • This update was needed. I love the Nioh games but this was beginning to become boring once you finish everything.
    It needs the enemies and bosses to be harder. Nioh 1 ruined me but I find myself soloing bosses first time in this one.
    Less checkpoints on multi boss missions, was hyped by the update bringing multi bosses but slightly let down that there was a checkpoint when I died. I remember the 100 round mission in nioh 1, if you died at 99 then you start at 1 again. Loved it.
    And lastly, more dual boss fights. They’re a totally different way of fighting and it’s so stimulating.

    Love the game though and love where its going.
    Bring me more death!!!

  • Masocore? You mean soulsborne?

  • Thank you very much for the awesome work and for this update! Really Happy for the DLC news! I really though we’ll had to wait till november or something cause this pandemia thing but you’ll release ir sooner than I expected. Thank you for keeping us busy in a beautiful game during these hard times!

  • I love your game, Team Ninja! Excited to have a release date for the first expansion. Time for me to go try out these new missions.

  • Really enjoyed Nioh 1, but Nioh 2 took it to a whole new level. The ending alone for Nioh 2 (no spoilers for those who haven’t gotten there just yet) was PHENOMENAL. Hands down, one of the best endings ever for an ARPG. The multi-tiered battle and story was really thoughtfully done. Looking forward to the DLCs.

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