An open beta for Nioh 2 is coming this fall, starting on November 1 to November 10. The open beta will be made available on the PlayStation Store.
The announcement comes via the official PlayStation Twitter account.
Check out the new Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer for Nioh 2:
Nioh 2 was announced at Sony’s 2018 E3 press conference, and instead of original protagonist Irish sailor William, Nioh 2 will allow players to create their own character that’s half human and half yokai (read: demon). Some Nioh fans got the chance to play a closed alpha earlier this year, but this is the first time the game has been made available to a mass audience.
According to Game Informer, Nioh 2 will serve as a prequel to the original, but also exists as a standalone entry. Players will be able to collect “soul cores” from demons they battle in order to utilize some of that demon’s abilities in combat.
Check out these screenshots of Nioh 2 in action:
Nioh 2 launches in early 2020 for PS4. IGN gave the original Nioh a 9.6 out of 10, calling it an “epic, unforgettable adventure.”
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/yokai-in-training for IGN.