Nioh, a well-received supposed exclusive addition to the PlayStation 4 library from earlier this year, will be releasing for PC next month.
The surprising announcement was made by Koei Tecmo just moments ago, stating that Team Ninja was well-aware of what fans wanted down the line.
“I am thrilled to announce that this masocore game will finally be available for our die-hard PC fans in Nioh: Complete Edition!” exclaimed game director Fumihiko Yasuda in a press release. “I hope you all enjoy the unforgettable drama and deeply challenging Yokai battles this action-packed experience has to offer.”
The Souls-like action role-playing game will support two visual modes on PC. The “Action Mode” will ensure a stable 60 frames-per-second frame-rate, while “Movie Mode” will enable support for 4K resolution for a more cinematic experience.
To celebrate the release of Nioh: Complete Edition, a new item called the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet will be available for the specific version. In addition, all seven weapon types, ninjutsu, and onmyo magic spells will be available from the start.
“The Wheel of Dharma kabuto is a form of ‘kawari-kabuto’–a family of helmets featuring fantastical designs,” Koei Tecmo explained. “This helmet features a red-lacquered front crest of an ancient Buddhist symbol depicting the eightfold 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.”
Nioh: Complete Edition will be available on November 7 in only digital format. It does not seem like Team Ninja will be giving players the option to customize their graphical options, making this a direct console port.
Nioh was released in February for PlayStation 4 by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The publishing name made it appear that the game was an exclusive and would not be appearing for any other platform. This raises the question as to whether we will be hearing about a separate release for Xbox One in the future.