Major Changes Are Coming to Team Ninja’s NIOH 2 Based on Open Beta Player Feedback
Given that Nioh 2 is being developed at Team Ninja — the makers of Dead or Alive 6 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order — it's safe to say that their next title will be enjoyable — but the studio's goals are much more ambitious.
Team Ninja has outlined changes coming to Nioh 2 inspired by feedback to the recent open beta — and it seems that the Tokyo-based developer is truly aiming for excellence. While Ninja's forums have been flooded with mostly positive opinions on the title, there's still plenty of smaller and bigger issues some eagle-eyed players have noticed, including ineffective weapons, constantly spawning enemies, unstable online play and a healthy dose of bugs and problems with frame-rate — but it shouldn't be surprising as Nioh 2 won't release until March 13th.
"It was a tremendous learning experience for us as we carefully examined you guys playing the demo," Creative Director Tom Lee explained on PlayStation Blog. "We really appreciate the massive amount of responses submitted to our questionnaire after the play through. Our team has thoroughly read and reviewed everyone’s constructive feedback, and with that input we are working diligently towards fine-tuning the build for the final game. On a side note, the Nioh 2 Open Beta demo and its save data can now be deleted. For those of you who have earned The Mark of The Demon Slayer, rest assured it will not be removed even if the Open Beta demo data is deleted."
According to Team Ninja, 83% of surveyed players enjoyed their time with the beta, with only 6% of gamers having a negative reaction to the video game — which suggests that Nioh 2 may even be better than the first title, which is currently sitting at 88% based on a hundred critic reviews on Metacritic.
As you may remember, the first Nioh is also available on PC (via Steam), so there's a rather big chance that the highly anticipated sequel is only a timed PS4 exclusive that will be ported to PC at a later date.
You can learn more about all the changes coming to Nioh 2 — based on feedback from players — down below:
Master the art of the samurai in this brutal masocore RPG… for death is coming. Journey to 1555 Japan, a country gripped in endless warfare where monsters and evil spirits stalk a land of natural beauty and menacing peril. Hunt down your enemies as a rogue mercenary wielding the supernatural powers of the mythical Yokai. Can you survive the treacherous Sengoku era and the new and terrifying Dark Realm?
Nioh 2 is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020.
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