Koei Tecmo just made a surprise announcement via press release, announcing that the critically acclaimed Souls-like Action RPG NiOh will be released for PC.
The game will be released digitally via Steam with the “Complete Edition” on November 7th. As the “Complete Edition” name suggests, it will include the original game and the three story DLC packages, ‘Dragon of the North’, ‘Defiant Honor’, and ‘Bloodshed’s End’.
The press release included a comment by Game Director Fumihiko Yasuda:
“Team NINJA is well aware of the fact that many gamers have been passionately asking for a PC version of “Nioh”. I am thrilled to announce that this masocore game will finally be available for our die-hard PC fans in Nioh: Complete Edition! I hope you all enjoy the unforgettable drama and deeply challenging Yokai battles this action-packed experience has to offer.”
The PC version will support two visual modes. “Action Mode” will ensure a stable 60 FPS, while “Movie Mode” will support resolution up to 4K.
To celebrate the release of the game on the new platform Koei Tecmo will offer the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet, and since the description is pretty funny, I’m gonna include it directly from the press release.
“The Wheel of Dharma kabuto is a form of “kawari-kabuto”—a family of helmets featuring fantastical designs. This helmet features a red-lacquered front crest of an ancient Buddhist symbol depicting the eight-fold path to nirvana. This holy image represents spiritual enlightenment attained by casting off one’s worldly desires, and also holds the power to banish evil. However, some claim this is not a Wheel of Dharma at all, merely a replica that looks as though it belongs on a device to regulate steam… Some have gone so far as to suggest renaming it to “Valve Kabuto,” but why anyone would make a helmet featuring a valve is unclear…”
Below you can check out the Dharmachakra Kabuto and the key art.
If you’re unfamiliar with NiOh, you can check out my (rather enthusiastic) review, which should tell you all you need to know about the game.