Nioh 2 worldwide release confirmed for March 2020, open beta is playable now

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Team Ninja has announced a release for its Souls-like sequel Nioh 2. The action hack ‘n’ slash from the Ninja Gaiden maestros will be coming to PlayStation 4 on March 13th, 2020.

“One of the primary reasons for not rushing to set a launch date was to ensure that we can achieve a “genuine evolution” from Nioh, which to us meant that we needed to bring in fresh new elements while retaining the things that we felt were right from the first game,” explained Fumihikio Yasuda, Nioh 2’s producer. “Although there weren’t enough significant changes in the Alpha, we now feel that we have come much closer to reaching our goals.”

Team Ninja is ringing in the changes for Nioh 2 following feedback from fan then, and PS4 owners can get another chance to see how it’s shaping up right now. A Nioh 2 open beta demo is available to download right now and is playable through until November 10th.

If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner then can actually grab yourself a ‘free’ copy of the original Nioh this November as well. You’ll need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber but it’s yours to keep for as long as your subscription remains active. It’s probably a handy way to catch up ahead of Nioh 2 next year.

Nioh 2 comes to PlayStation 4 on March 13th, 2020. A PC version has yet to be confirmed, let alone a release date. If the original Nioh is anything to go by though, we can probably expect to see Nioh launch on PC in early 2021.