Nioh: Complete Edition Gets a New Trailer, Coming to Japan This Month
Koei Tecmo has released the debut trailer for the upcoming Complete Edition of Nioh. The game – which will launch on PC for the first time and also release on the PlayStation 4 in time for the holidays in Japan – is set to launch on November 7.
According to Koei Tecmo, Nioh: Complete Edition includes the base game, all three downloadable expansions (“Dragon of the North,” “Defiant Honor,” and “Bloodshed’s End”), and a new item called the “Dharmachakra Kabuto” helmet. The game will launch digitally for the PlayStation 4 on November 7 in Japan, but a Western territory release has yet to be revealed.
For more on Nioh, check out our review of the game when it launched:
Another disappointing aspect of the game is its visual performance. While the game runs at a solid frame-rate of 60fps, the visual resolution jumps around a lot depending on how much is happening on-screen. There are some options on the main menu where the player can enhance the visuals at the cost of frame-rate, but the hit in performance wasn’t worth slightly less pop-in. I’ve also seen enemies disappear completely when I would take a slight step backward and the animation of large foes almost looked like they were stop-motion when at a distance. These visual hiccups aren’t enough to really take away from the game, but they are definitely noticeable. If anything, it made me wish there was a PC version of the game as the best of both worlds simply can’t be had on a PS4 Pro.
Nioh is a game of highs and lows. It’s a tremendous blast when the combat gets to shine, but it often gets the spotlight after hours of tedium. Instead of crafting a tight 20-hour experience like Ninja Gaiden, Team Ninja has opted to create a title that had me constantly grinding. It’s a flawed experience that really has no respect for the player’s time, but one that I’m ultimately glad to have experienced.
Nioh is available now. The complete edition is slated for release on November 7 in Japan, but a Western release has yet to be announced.