Nioh Series Coming To A “Resting Point” In 2021


Nioh 2 released earlier this year to critical acclaim, with the Team Ninja IP improving upon the original Souls-like title in almost every way despite the notable shift in focus from story to gameplay. Given the popularity of the franchise a third entry in the series seems to be a certainty, though it’s been revealed that the Nioh series will be taking a break next year in favor of what seems to be higher priority Team Ninja titles.

The news comes by way of the recently published ‘110 Creator Ambitions’ Famitsu special, wherein Team Ninja’s Fumihiko Yasuda spoke about 2021 being a “year of transition” for himself and Team Ninja. “At Team Ninja, the seven years-long development of Nioh series will reach a resting point, and there are several projects that will begin full-scale development in 2021,” Yasuda said.

I plan to change my development style to match my changing lifestyle and concentrate on new titles. As for me personally, I’ll try not to gain any more weight.”

While the developer technically isn’t working on anything Nioh-related in 2021, fans can still look forward to Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition, which is slated to release on February 6, 2021. The Nioh Collection will also be releasing on the same date for the PS5. Details on those titles can be found here.

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Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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