Nioh 2 Will Get Three Big Expansions, With The First Launching In July

Team Ninja has announced three expansions for its demanding action game, as well as new content that's out now.

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Nioh 2 has received its first big update, bringing with it a robust Photo Mode and additional missions as Team Ninja prepares its three DLC expansions for later this year.

The update, which you can download now, includes a Photo Mode with all the bells and whistles you'd expect. That means filters, exposure controls, lighting adjustments, and more. You'll also have access to nine new sub-missions which Team Ninja says is a small taste of a larger commitment to post-release content that starts this summer.

Nioh 2 has three expansions in the works, with the first launching on July 30. Titled The Tengu's Disciple, this first expansion will take you to Yashima--a place which has seen numerous wars in the past. As a result, the shadows of yokai can be seen roaming the land, as fallen heroes wielding the Sohayamaru rise again to reestablish peace.

Team Ninja says that each expansion will present players with new stories, yokai, weapons, skills, and, of course, bosses to defeat. The new content will also usher in additional difficulty modes and end-game content that Team Ninja hopes will give players incentive to continue playing after seeing Nioh 2's new content. The remaining two expansions don't have dates yet, but Team Ninja says to expect them in the coming months.

Back in March we were impressed with Nioh 2's demanding combat and unrelenting challenging. In our 8/10 Nioh 2 review, critic Mike Epstein wrote, "Though it sometimes feels like a curse as you play, it is a testament that Nioh 2 successfully grabs and holds your complete attention so close for so long."

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