Former PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh is coming to PC in November

Former PS4 exclusive Nioh is coming to PC in November

Formerly a PlayStation 4 (PS4) exclusive, Nioh will land in the hands of PC gamers via Steam on November 7, publisher Koei Tecmo has announced. Carrying the title Nioh: Complete Edition, the release will bundle together the base game with its three DLC expansions: Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour, and Bloodshed's End.

Nioh takes place in 17th century Japan, putting players in the shoes of an Irish samurai warrior in a bid to take down yokai that have been wreaking havoc around Japan. In terms of gameplay and mood, Nioh draws tangible inspiration from the likes of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, complete with a dark fantasy atmosphere.

The PC version of Nioh will be playable in two presentation modes. The first, Action Mode, focuses on hitting a constant 60 frames per second. The second, Movie Mode, is described as a "cinematic option" that will let players expand the resolution up to 4K. Differing from the PS4 release, Koei Tecmo also says that Nioh on PC will offer all seven weapon types to players from the start of the game.

Lastly, the Steam release will pack a special item, the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet, that take obvious inspiration from Valve's logo. Here's its tongue-in-cheek description:

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 eightfold 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…

Dharmachakra Kabuto

Nioh will be available on Steam from November 7.

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