Nioh 2

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Looks to be coming along faster than I thought as a trailer for the closed alpha which starts this Friday is out.


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We haven't heard much about Nioh 2 since its announcement last year, so it was nice to see Team Ninja break the silence today with a new gameplay trailer. Better still, the studio also confirmed that the upcoming sequel will get a closed alpha test on PS4 from this Friday, May 24, through Sunday, June 2.

"Some PS4 users are invited to take part in the Nioh 2 closed alpha to help gather feedback for the development," Team Ninja said in a tweet. "To ensure the team can manage the feedback, there are no plans to expand the alpha at the moment, but please keep an eye on our channels for more info in the future."

It's unclear how or if players can put in for a spot in the closed alpha. It sounds like it's invite-only, so cross your fingers if you're hoping to sample Nioh 2's revamped combat. Judging from the new trailer, the sequel will feature new fighting styles, and potentially new characters or classes. In addition to armor-clad samurai wielding twin axes and longswords, the trailer shows what looks like a shrine maiden wielding a spear. Whoever she is, she's got some sweet magic up her long, blessed sleeves.
Nioh 2's E3 reveal trailer focused on a demonic warrior, and it looks like that was more than just for show. The new trailer shows a special combat mode which lets you "unleash your darkness" and turn into a demon yourself. Three different demon forms were shown - respectively wielding a giant club, daggers, and a levitating glaive - which suggests your demon mode will also tie into character and/or weapon customization. That's just speculation, mind, but it certainly looks like some cool demonic stuff is on the way. Oh, and let's not forget this little guy at the end of the trailer.


https://www.gamesradar.com/nioh-2-closed-alpha-ps4/
 

Zero-O

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I wouldn't be surprised if NiO2 and TLOU2 came out this year.
 

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Oh man I'll be playing this with the Japanese voices after that trailer :laugh: Lip sync was awful as well. Still excited though, loved the first one.
 

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Haven't been following this at all with what they've added but looks to be quite a bit. Tried this trial for a bit and really enjoyed it. Got my interested in the game again. Never did beat the DLC for first game and a friend recently got it on PC so I may do another run through on that with him before getting this.
 

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I watched a stream of this last night and it looked so good. Of course the dude playing was a master swordsman and made it look easy. He did complain about the new “burst counter” mechanic making things too easy, saying if timed right it can counter any move in the game even boss attacks. Personally I like the sound of that but the guy playing gets off on super difficult games so its understandable that he wants things as tough as possible.

I should finish the first game before I even think about this sequel but this game looks like it expanded on the first so much that I might not be able to resist. I also really dig the expanded use of color in the environments because the first was a little too dreary looking. I was a little disappointed that they removed the living weapon mechanic but that went away once I seen more of the new Yokai powers.