Even though Team Ninja’s sequel to 2017’s Nioh is only two weeks away, this weekend, you’ll have the chance to get one last taste of glorious Yokai-killing action before launch. The new demo for Nioh 2, dubbed the Last Chance Trial, is now available to download on PS4.
The demo includes three massive stages for you to wreak holy samurai havoc, a new morphing scythe weapon called the Switchglaive, as well as access to the character creator. While your progress in the demo won’t carry over to the full game, your custom character will. In addition, beating the demo will get you the Kamaitachi Helmet for use in the full game.
For the lucky folks who got to play around with the game during its open beta back in November, you’ll also be glad to hear Team Ninja took the feedback gathered during that period to heart. In a post on the PlayStation blog back in January, the game’s creative director, Tom Lee, had this to say about what to expect: “In order to address some of the portions that felt unreasonably difficult, we will be adjusting the balance for all Yokai actions and strengthening several of the special moves and making them more manageable to use. There will be modifications made to control the level of punishments in the Dark Realm such as adding merits where the maximum Ki damage is increased against enemy Yokai as well as the overall management of the player’s Ki will be refined.
“Needless to say, we are combing through every facet of the game, sharpening every detail to ensure that the final product is battle-tested for your enjoyment in the coming months.”
You can find out if Team Ninja made good on that promise for yourself by heading over to the PlayStation Store to download the demo. The free trial will run until March 1 at 11:59 PM Pacific. The full game will release on March 13.
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