Nioh 2 Will Feature Character Creation, Improved Balance Issues, And More

Nioh 2 was revealed during E3 this year with a cinematic trailer that involved demons and demon horns being shoved into a man’s face. As to who, no one knows quite yet. However, the game remains largely a mysterious and the surprise reveal at the Sony PlayStation presentation provided no release date, platform availability, plot, or anything on those fronts. So, Nioh 2 director Fumihiko Yasuda and Team Ninja creative director Tom Lee sat down with PlayStation to fill in some of those gaps.

During the livestream interview with PlayStation, Lee and Yasuda answered several questions pertaining to their goal for Nioh 2, new features, improvements based on the original, and much more. That includes a highly-requested character customization feature as well. The full interview can be seen here, but at 5 minutes and 17 seconds in, Yasuda reveals the extent of their creation system:

We did two demos before the first Nioh was launched, and we’re truly grateful for all the feedback from our fans. Now having said that, after the game launched, one of the biggest requests that we had was to have the character creation. And that’s something we’re going to implement in the second one. Players will definitely be able to customize all the details, including like gender and race.”

The story of Nioh 2 will tie-in to the original game and the team’s intent was to make this a “natural evolution” from one to the next. Based on feedback from fans, several changes have been made to ensure they’ve improved issues found in the previous title. Since Nioh was Team Ninja’s first action-RPG ever created, suffice to say there were many areas of improvements.

Team Ninja, we’re known for creating action games, but Nioh on the other hand was our first action RPG that we’ve ever dealt with. So I’d say in some of the game balancing and RPG department and some of the updates had certain issues that players might not have necessarily been happy with, so that’s something I’d like to improve on and we’ll better this time.”

It was certainly gutsy of Team Ninja to step out of their comfort zone and create their first action-RPG with this series and it has been well-received enough for fans to look forward to a sequel. With that being said, they plan on making Nioh 2 even better than its predecessor. What are your thoughts on a sequel title? Are you happy with the addition of character creation or could you do without? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:

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