Nioh to launch on PC this fall with 4K graphics and all DLC


Fans of Dark Souls-style games were elated last February when Koei Tecmo launched Nioh, one of the hardest and most action-packed games to hit shelves this year. Actually, this is a pretty great game by most accounts, and its Metacritic score stands at 88, making it one of the highest-rated games to have hit shelves his year.

However, it’s likely many PC gamers were upset by the fact that Nioh launched on PS4 only, skipping the ever-popular PC platform last February.

Thankfully though, video game company Koei Tecmo has now announced that Nioh will stop being a PS4 exclusive pretty soon, as Nioh: Complete Edition is slated to launch on PC this fall.

“Team Ninja is well aware of the fact that many gamers have been passionately asking for a PC version of Nioh” said game director Fumihiko Yasuda. “I am thrilled to announce that this massocore game will finally be available for our die-hard PC fans in Nioh: Complete Edition! I hope you all enjoy the unforgettable drama and deeply challenging Yokai battles this action-packed experience has to offer”, added Nioh’s director.

Koei Tecmo also revealed in their press release that this PC edition of their critically-acclaimed console hit will boast two visual modes. These are “Action Mode”, in which you can enjoy the game at 60 frames per second (the game will be able to render this number of frames in a stable manner according to Koei Tecmo) and a “Movie Mode”.

According to the Japanese publisher, the latter is “a cinematic option that can expand the display resolution to 4K”. By the wording of this, though, this obviously is not a true 4K mode but rather an upscaled view of some sort, although hopefully it will look pretty enough during gameplay.

All the DLC released for the PS4 version of the game is also included in this PC edition. These three pieces of DLC are Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour and Bloodshed’s End, which expand the story of Nioh’s blonde warrior William in feudal Japan.

Of course, if you’re not a fan of the Dark Souls games, Nioh won’t be your cup of tea, as many pundits reckon this is one of the toughest games this side of Hidetaka Miyazaki creations. Actually, fighting the game’s fearsome Yokai creatures is truly a nerve-wracking experience, meaning the sort of experience Nioh offers might not be for everyone.

But still, it’s a great thing that PC gamers will be able to play Nioh come this fall, and enjoy one of the highest-rated action and fantasy RPGs to have hit shelves this year on their gaming platform of choice.

Note: Nioh: Complete Edition will be released on November 7, 2017. Available on PC.