Nioh and Nioh 2 are making their way to PlayStation 5 in remastered form next February, both as individual releases and as part of a bundle. Nioh Remastered – The Complete Edition, Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition, and Nioh Collection both launch on PlayStation 5 on February 5, 2021, as does Nioh 2 – Complete Edition for PlayStation 4 and Steam.
As the titles suggest, the Complete Editions come with all DLC expansions for their respective games. For Nioh, that includes “Dragon of the North”, “Defiant Honor”, and “Bloodshed’s End”. For Nioh 2, that includes “The Tengu’s Disciple”, “Darkness in the Capital”, and the upcoming “The First Samurai”.
The PS5 remasters will support up to 4K resolution, 120fps frame rate (with a compatible TV of course), improved loading times, and the ability to transfer save data from the PS4 versions.
There will also be a free PS5 upgrade path for Nioh 2 (but for the first game, judging from its conspicuous absence from the announcement):
- Anyone who owns Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition on PS4 will be able to upgrade to Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition at no extra cost.
- Anyone who owns the base Nioh 2 on PS4 will be able to upgrade to the base version of Nioh 2 Remastered at no extra cost, and receive PS5 versions of any DLC expansions they’ve bought
The base Nioh 2 Remastered and PS5 DLC won’t be sold individually, and are only there for the upgrade path (though you could presumably buy PS4 versions and upgrade them one at a time).
Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition is also coming to Steam on the same day. It’s got everything that the PS4 and PS5 versions have, as well as an exclusive Valve helmet decorated with LED keyboard caps (yes, really) and a steam valve on the back. Nioh 2 on PC also supports 4K display, ultra wide-screen, HDR, and 144Hz monitors, assuming you’ve got the right hardware.
Nioh 2 came out on PlayStation 4 in March this year, and it’s been one of the highlights of a year. Its finely-tuned difficulty—brutal, sometimes unfair, but always with enough of a glimmer of hope to keep you persevering until you finally succeed—coupled with the appeal of a yōkai-infested dark fantasy version of Sengoku Japan makes it one of the best examples of the soulslike genre.