Nioh, an action role-playing game set in Japan during the 1600s, is getting its first paid DLC on May 2, 2017.
This DLC, dubbed Dragon of the North, picks up after William’s—the main character—adventures in the main game. Featuring a new region, new stages, and new enemies—the Yokai, specifically—Dragon of the North sends William on a mission to locate Masamune Date (the “One-Eyed Dragon”), ruler of the Oshu region, because of rumors that claim Masamune is gathering spirit stones. With new weapons, armor, ninja skills, magic, and Guardian Spirits, players must take William on a gallant mission to stop Masamune and the ferocious Yokai. To finish off the DLC’s features, Dragon of the North will also include PvP (player-versus-player) aspects.
Released in February 2017, Nioh is an action role-playing game in which players take control of William, a European samurai who fights both human and supernatural enemies. The game unfolds in stages, with each stage enclosed rather than accessed through an open-world environment. The combat system revolves around hack-and-slash mechanics, usage of the Ki stamina bar, and various melee weapons (single and dual swords, axes, polearms, and the kusarigama—chain and sickle).
The game is developed by Team Ninja and published Koei Tecmo in Japan while Sony Interactive Entertainment handles worldwide distribution. Founded in 1995, Team Ninja is a video game developer and division of Koei Tecmo best known for its Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series. The team was founded Tomonobu Itagaki, who left the company in 2008. Since then, Team Ninja has been restructured into two groups—the first led by Ninja Gaiden Sigma director, Yosuke Hayashi, and the second by Fatal Fame producer, Keisuke Kikuchi.