Nioh To Get Hard Mode Missions Next Month, Player-Versus-Player In April

Koei Tecmo has outlined some post-launch plans for Team Ninja’s action RPG Nioh today, including providing tentative release dates for new difficulty and player-vs-player modes.

As reported by Siliconera, those who are currently finding William’s adventures in Japan to be a little too easy will have new challenges to confront by way of a higher difficulty level for existing missions as part of a free update in March. Following that, in April, a dedicated PvP feature will arrive, finally enabling players to decide between themselves who has crafted the most powerful character build.


While there’s currently no competitive component available as part of Nioh‘s existing suite of multiplayer options, players are able to invite each other to their respective worlds in order to indulge in a spot of co-op. For all intents and purposes, the system works much in the same way as the summoning feature in From Software’s Dark Souls series, although one small (but important) change made for Nioh‘s full release from its multiple demos left many players disappointed.

While details are slim, Koei Tecmo also confirmed that a portion of paid-for DLC is in the works for the rest of the year, with the first, “Northeast Dragon” (via Siliconera) planned for launch sometime April. A new scenario, weapons and characters will be included as part of the bundle.

Nioh is available now for PlayStation 4 and has gone down well with critics and consumers alike. Our very own Edward Love gave the title four and a half stars in his review for We Got This Covered, which you can find here.