At this point anyone who has been keeping up with Team Ninja’s Nioh has a pretty firm understanding of what to expect from the game next month, which is a challenging action adventure game in the vein of Dark Souls. However, it looks like there will be a pretty major feature being added to the game post-launch, and it will be released for free.
The mode in question will be a PvP mode, which is something that has been prominent in the Souls series but not so much in what we have seen in Nioh. We know that you’ll be able to summon other players to help you out in a similar way to how the Souls series does, but in terms of actually having a dedicated mode to take on other players there’s been little to go on.
While we haven’t gotten a huge amount of information regarding the PvP mode, developer Team Ninja confirmed in an interview with Gamereactor that the mode will be coming to the game through a free update post-launch. They did not say how long after the game’s launch, though more information is expected to be coming soon. There definitely won’t be a need to rush, as if the main game turns out to be as solid as what was shown in the demos then consumers will be set for a while.
The wait for Nioh won’t be much longer, as the game will launch exclusively for PlayStation 4 on February 7th. The developers even announced yesterday that the game has gone gold, and they’ll be hosting a livestream of the game later this week. While seeing more Nioh gameplay is always a good thing, the livestream will actually be showing off an area of the game that has never been shown before. The livestream will go live on Friday at 22:00 JST, and you’ll be able to watch it on YouTube right here.