Nioh’s Dragon Of The North DLC Gets Release Date

Team Ninja has announced Nioh‘s Dragon of the North DLC will be available from May 2 on PlayStation 4. Posting on the PlayStation Blog, creative director Tom Lee said the downloadable add-on will feature “a variety of new Yokai and imposing enemies set in exciting new stages.”

He continued: “Rest assured, we will provide you with some formidable ammunition of your own to negotiate your battles. With new Guardian Spirits, armor, ninja skills, magic and a brand-new weapon called the Odachi, you should be well prepared to take on your foes.”

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Along with the DLC, Team Ninja will also release Nioh’s player-versus-player mode, which requires a PS Plus subscription to play. As previously detailed, the PvP mode will be available for free.

A Season Pass for Nioh is currently available on the PlayStation Store for £19.99/$ 24.99. It gives owners access to the Dragon of the North DLC, as well as the upcoming Defiant Honour and Bloodshed’s End expansions for cheaper than if you purchased them individually.

Dragon of the North picks up after main character William restores peace to Japan and introduces a character based on Masamune Date, a rule from the Keicho Era.

“Masamune is a well-known historical figure who is both brilliant and ruthless,” Lee explained. “Although he was an exceptional leader; his ambition and lust for power blinded him to all else. He was known for being an impulsive leader who was wildly arrogant of his abilities–believing he was superior to most men, yet at the same time greatly devoted to the his land and subjects. We found this disparity in his personality to be something that we could utilize to create a memorable character and a formidable adversary for William.”

In GameSpot’s Nioh review, Miguel Concepcion awarded it a 9/10, saying it offered a “unique perspective and depiction of Japan’s warring states period” and an “effective and engrossing spin on Dark Souls-inspired combat and exploration.”

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