As we learned during Gamescom 2016, the second demo for Team Ninja’s Nioh is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and brings new content for players to take on. Just as with the first demo, it offers several hours of gameplay with a reward for those who manage to complete it.
What will set this demo apart from the first one is the fact that it has incorporated a lot of the feedback that the developers got from that demo. This includes things like the removal of weapon durability and the introduction of a hard lock-on system. These are both things that will go a long way towards making the game even better, as weapon durability in particular was an unnecessary annoyance.
Other than these small things (and maybe a bit of tweaking to the UI) and Nioh is on track to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. The additions to the Souls gameplay and its own unique setting really give it a feeling of its own, and there’s still a lot more that we haven’t even seen yet.
Completing this demo will give you another shot at getting the Mark of the Conqueror DLC from the first demo for free. However, if you did complete it the first time then you’ll get money, new weapons and the ability to skip straight to the new stage called Nakatsu. Completing this will get you another free DLC called Marks of the Strong.
While Nioh does not have an official release date, the developers have said that it will launch exclusively for the PlayStation 4 by the end of this year. If you’re unable to download the beta demo then just wait a little while longer, as it will be going live at different times in each territory.