In a surprise announcement earlier this morning, Koei Tecmo confirmed that Nioh will finally be coming to PC .
The game will be released digitally on Steam as Nioh: Complete Edition on Nov. 7, and as the name suggests, it will include the original game, as well as the three story DLC packages, ‘Dragon of the North’, ‘Defiant Honor’, and ‘Bloodshed’s End’.
It’s been a long time for PC users who have long waited for a chance to play Nioh but were unable to due to it being a PS4 exclusive title — something that Game Director Fumihiko Yausda was well aware of in his statement that accompanied the press release:
“Team NINJA is well aware of the fact that many gamers have been passionately asking for a PC version of “Nioh”. I am thrilled to announce that this masocore 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.”
Nioh: Complete Edition won’t just be a mere PC port, however, it will seek to make the most out of its new platform by supporting two visual modes. “Action Mode” will ensure a stable 60 FPS, while “Movie Mode” will support up to 4K resolution.
On a less serious note, Koei Tecmo has also opted to include a little bonus to celebrate Nioh coming to the PC, in the form of a the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet — a goofy looking helmet that features a valve used to regulate steam (get it!?). Here is a picture and the description below:
“The Wheel of Dharma kabuto is a form of “kawari-kabuto”—a family of helmets featuring fantastical designs. This helmet features a red-lacquered front crest of an ancient Buddhist symbol depicting the eight-fold path to nirvana. This holy image represents spiritual enlightenment attained by casting off one’s worldly desires, and also holds the power to banish evil. However, some claim this is not a Wheel of Dharma at all, merely a replica that looks as though it belongs on a device to regulate steam… Some have gone so far as to suggest renaming it to “Valve Kabuto,” but why anyone would make a helmet featuring a valve is unclear…”
To reiterate, Nioh: Complete Edition arrives on Nov. 7. If you are unfamiliar with the game and would like to know what the fuss is all about, check out our review of the original game from earlier this year.