Nioh News

Nioh's latest patch fixes its most annoying flaw

Nioh's latest patch fixes its most annoying flaw

Loot gathering is now way more convenient.

Nioh has received a new update that makes some significant changes to the way loot acquisition works.

As detailed by Redditor Examexa, this latest update allows players the ability to toggle the criteria of loot they'd like to pick up.

Let me explain: In the main game foes drop throngs of goods after a fight. Weapons and armour litter the battlefield after every stand-off, which is great in the early game, but by the later stages the vast majority of loot drops are inferior to what you already have, so mashing the "take" button ends up cluttering your inventory.

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Nioh's second expansion is coming this month

Nioh's second expansion is coming this month

Adds new area, enemies and difficulty options.

Team Ninja's samurai action epic Nioh is getting its second paid DLC pack, Defiant Honor, on 25th July.

This €9.99 expansion is set in the wintry Osaka Castle, which is based on a real historical landmark. Nioh creative director Tom Lee described it on the PlayStation Blog as "the largest and most impregnable castle of Sengoku era".

Defiant Honor will add a whole new weapon, the billy club-like Tonfa, along with new armour, magic items, guardian spirits, enemies and sub-missions.

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Nioh now lets you pause the game

Update adds new sub-missions too.

Koei Tecmo's samurai action epic Nioh owes a lot to From Software's Souls series, but it also inherited that franchise's most irritating single-player bugbear in which the ubiquitous online component made it so you couldn't pause the game. Now Nioh has overcome that in its latest patch, allowing players the option to pause should they play offline.

Nioh is a rock hard game. Though it's only been out for a week, it's already earned a reputation for being among the most challenging action games in years. Nioh's tough enough that even folks like me who found Dark Souls 3 too easy will struggle with some of its more devious bosses for hours on end. But Nioh isn't just hard. It's also deep. And with hundreds of thousands playing Team Ninja's samurai epic there are sure to be some secrets strategies that make Yokai-slaying significantly easier.

Nioh's co-op has changed since the beta, much to fans' chagrin

Nioh's co-op has changed since the beta, much to fans' chagrin

Dev says regular co-op “would make it too easy”.

Team Ninja's latest samurai action epic Nioh is a fantastic blend of Dark Souls and Ninja Gaiden, but there's one major feature that's been altered since the game's two beta tests to contentious results: the way co-op works.

In the beta, players could summon in another player to help them tackle one of Nioh's many fiercely challenging bosses. In the full game that's true too, only there's one catch: the person being summoned must have beaten the level first.

If you're just looking for help from a stranger (just a friend you haven't met), this tweak won't be particularly bothersome. But if you intend to play through Nioh with a friend as you progress together, you won't be able to do this - despite that being an option in the beta. Many fans were not pleased about this.

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The English sailor who inspired Nioh's samurai star

William Adams helped shape the future of Japan.

Nioh, Koei Tecmo's excellent PlayStation 4 action game, stars William, a blonde-haired westerner who arrives in a fictionalised version of feudal Japan on the hunt for an enemy. There, he is trained in combat so that he can defeat Edward Kelley, another westerner who is driving the war in Japan using his dark abilities.

Nioh's PS4 Pro perks outlined

Grants the ability to play with both 1080p AND 60fps.

Koei Tecmo's upcoming samurai action game Nioh received a lot of praise in its alpha for allowing players options for whether they wanted a slick 60fps framerate with 720p resolution, or a crisper 1080p resolution capped at 30fps. Now Team Ninja's latest is adding even more customisation options for people playing on PS4 Pro.

Nioh survey results show its alpha favoured by westerners

Players in Asia weren't so keen on its punishing difficulty.

Earlier this month Koei Tecmo release an alpha demo of Team Ninja's third-person combat game Nioh to much acclaim. It was downloaded by over 850k people and survey results show that most really enjoyed it. However, its punishing difficulty was criticised by players in Asia, while westerners largely found the challenge appealing.

Last year at Tokyo Games Show Koei Tecmo re-revealed Team Ninja's PS4 hack-and-slash affair Nioh, a game that was teased over a decade ago before going dark for several years. Now the publisher has released six minutes of gameplay footage previously only available behind closed doors.

A decade ago Koei Tecmo announced a samurai action game called Ni-Oh for PS3 (there were even some screenshots). And then it disappeared... until today! This morning on Sony's Tokyo Game Show stage Koei Tecmo re-unveiled Nioh (the styling is all over the place and there's no hyphen now, so I'm normalising it) as a PlayStation 4 game coming in 2016.

KOEI backs PS3 with three

Just as it said pre-E3...

There was a little spark of PlayStation 3-related excitement on Friday (you know, relatively speaking) when it emerged that KOEI, maestro of the Dynasty Warriors series, was planning two further PS3 games in addition to Ni-Oh, the title announced at Sony's pre-E3 press conference.