After many years of bare­ly cling­ing to exis­tence, Nioh has been com­plet­ed.  Team Nin­ja announced that the game went gold yes­ter­day, and it’ll be hit­ting the shelves on Feb­ru­ary 7th in North Amer­i­ca, 8th in Europe, and 9th in Japan. 

 

David Bull at PlaySta­tion Blog does a fan­tas­tic job of break­ing down the mechan­ics we can expect.  Team Nin­ja struck out from their deep roots in action and fight­ing, adding in heavy ele­ments of RPG.  The result sounds like a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence, and it’s been in devel­op­ment so long nobody remem­bers being hyped about it!

 

If you’re inter­est­ed in pre­order­ing, there’s a nor­mal and deluxe edi­tion, which comes with a sea­son pass and in game perks.

In Meta:  Although I’m hopeful for Nioh’s success, the presence of a season pass option is a bit worrisome.  Hopefully the devs didn’t have to compromise on the core game to make sure DLC was an option.