Koei Tecmo To Release 'Nioh: Complete Edition' This November, Will Include Every DLC Released So Far


Koei Tecmo announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2017 that it's going to release a Complete Edition of Nioh, which includes all expansion packs released for the game thus far.

At this time, the company has only announced plans for a Japan release. The game launches digitally in Nov. 7, with a physical release exactly a month later on Dec. 7.

What's Included In 'Nioh: Complete Edition'?

Nioh: Complete Edition will bundle Dragon of the North, Defiant Honor, and Bloodshed together — the three post-launch DLCs that have been released for Nioh. In addition, players will get five new weapons, according to Comicbook. Physical copies will include the game's original soundtrack along with an art book that includes a strategy guide for the early stages.

That's certainly a boon for fans of physical releases, although they do have to wait a month after the digital release rolls out in Japan. Again, it remains uncertain whether this edition will make its way outside of Japan, but the fact that it's going to be released as a downloadable at least gives an ounce of hope.

The company also shared more information about the latest expansion pack called Bloodshed, which is out Sept. 26. Koei Tecmo said it'll pick up right after where Defiant Honor left off, in which a peace pact between Toyotomi and Tokugawa ended The Siege of Osaka's winter campaign.

But Osaka Castle lost its second and third enclosures, in addition to both of its inner and outer moats. The situation paved the way for an uprising, with a war breaking out several months after the winter campaign.

Bloodshed will be the end of William Adam's journey, said Koei Tecmo.


Nioh originally launched in February exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo in Japan, Sony elsewhere, the action role-playing game centers around navigating monster-infested areas. It takes place during the 1600s and is heavily inspired by Japan's Sengoku period, when the country was in the middle of a civil war.

Nioh garnered mostly positive reviews upon launch, with critics praising the combat, difficulty, aesthetics, and the clever fictionalization of a legitimate Japanese period. Some even compared it to the popular Dark Souls franchise by FromSoftware.

Again, Nioh: Complete Edition launches digitally on Nov. 7, followed by a physical release Dec. 7. It's a Japan-only title for now, but westerners can still buy a standard copy of Nioh via the PlayStation Store. Expect due coverage as Tech Times learns more.

Thoughts about Nioh: Complete Edition? Do you think it's headed outside of Japan? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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