Action RPG Nioh has gone gold, the Japanese Twitter account for the game announced today (and PlayStation Europe confirmed, as you can see below). This means development is complete and the game is being sent off to the manufacturer ahead of release next month.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) January 16, 2017
In North America, pre-ordering Nioh through the PlayStation Store gets you a Bloody Grave Dynamic Theme and an in-game Nioh Armour, inspired by the ancient Nioh statues that stand guard at temples across Japan. In Europe, pre-ordering gets you the Nioh Armour as well as an in-game Crimson Master Armour, based on the battle dress worn by legendary samurai Yukimura Sanada. Anyone who buys Nioh within two weeks after launch in either North America or Europe will receive the Crimson Master Armour.
Included in the $79.99 USD/£69.99 Deluxe Edition, the Nioh Season Pass will grant you access to three post-launch DLC packs – Dragon of the North, Defiant Honor, and Bloodshed’s End. Here’s what to you’ll be getting for the extra $20:
Digital Deluxe edition includes the full game, five in-game weapons inspired by those found on Nioh statues across Japan, and a season pass to unlock three pieces of DLC containing extra missions, story, and a PS4 avatar.
The Season Pass includes three new downloadable story chapters – each with new enemies and quests – which you can access as soon as they’re available.
- Dragon of the North – Venture deep into Japan’s embattled Northern provinces
- Defiant Honor – Fight in the bloody Winter Campaign of the Siege of Osaka
- Bloodshed’s End – Bring the Siege of Osaka to an end during the Summer Campaign
Nioh releases on February 7 in North America, February 8 in Europe, and February 9 in Japan, exclusively for PlayStation 4. Outside of Japan, Sony Interactive Entertainment is handling publishing duties.