E3 2018: Sony Announces Nioh 2 From Team Ninja With New Trailer
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Sony's E3 2018 press conference was full of surprises, and one such surprise was the announcement of Nioh 2, currently in development for PS4. Team Ninja is once again the developer behind the game, though it's not clear whether Sony will once again publish. Take a look at the debut trailer above.
The first Nioh launched in 2017 for PS4, before later coming to PC. It's unclear whether the sequel will come to any additional platforms beyond just PS4. Its announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise given that Nioh is still such a recent game. Team Ninja had been criticized in recent years, as its recent releases arguably did not live up to the quality of Ninja Gaiden. However, Nioh marked a return to form in the opinion of many.
We enjoyed the first game here at GameSpot, and we awarded it a 9/10 in our Nioh review. Although the spectre of potential failure hangs heavy over any play session, dying in Nioh is never genuinely disheartening," we said. "This is thanks in part to the various avenues of character growth and many approaches you can utilize to tackle a difficult section or boss fight. It shouldn't be surprising that the foresight and patience needed to survive a battle in Dark Souls translates well to the fundamentals of samurai combat here. Nioh's most invigorating and intimidating moments occur when you feel you're at equal footing with your opponent. And it's during these encounters that one careless move can result in your demise or the right string of thoughtful actions can make you feel invincible."