Nioh 2 Open Beta Announced, to Start in November

Nioh 2 will be getting an official open beta trial version, which is set to start on November 1st and will feature a new trial and yokai.

Koei Temco America’s official Twitter dropped a new status update: the Nioh 2 open beta trial version will start on November 1st and last until November 10th of this year. According to the quoted Japanese tweet, this open beta will feature a new stage and a new Yokai will appear, different from the “Jusanzakura” showcased at Tokyo Game Show:

Back in May, Nioh 2 received a closed alpha, which also lasted a full week. And according to Team Ninja, more than 50,000 players participated in it. So hopefully in the beta we’ll see some major changes implemented from the previous alpha’s player data.

The title meanwhile, will include character creation, online co-op, and teased William’s return, as shown during the live stage show at TGS. New screenshots and a brand new key visual, showing the game’s protagonist and his demon form, were revealed ahead of its appearance. Nioh 2 also received a new trailer which is entirely in Japanese and focused largely on the narrative that the game will tell. We also see some new snippets of gameplay, and it continues to look just as flashy and violent as before.

The title also received a playable demo during the weekend long event. This was the first time the game will be playable since the end of its closed alpha event, meaning it was a great way to see how it evolved since then. Most likely the build showcased at this event will be the build used for the beta.

Nioh 2‘s launch window is set for early 2020.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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