Team Ninja’s action RPG Nioh will be receiv­ing a sec­ond expan­sion on July 25th. Defi­ant Hon­or will cost $9.99 and will be includ­ed in the Sea­son Pass.

 Here is the sto­ry of the expan­sion giv­en by cre­ative direc­tor Tom Lee.

Defiant Honor takes us to Osaka Castle, the largest and most impregnable castle of Sengoku era. This add-on features the legendary warrior Sanada Yukimura, serving Tokugawa Ieyasu’s archenemy Toyotomi clan, who values honor above all else. As tensions brew between the Tokugawa and Toyotomi clans, Sanada Yukimura prepares his men for imminent conflict against the Tokugawa’s forces by building a stronghold called the Sanada Maru on the outskirts of the Osaka Castle. With the castle fortified, Tokugawa’s forces were faced with a difficult and bloody challenge.
In the midst of this chaos, our hero William, accompanied by Date Masamune who fights alongside Tokugawa, heads towards Sanada Maru in pursuit of Maria. It is a bitter winter in Osaka and the stage is ripe for a fierce battle for the ages. Bundle up and get ready for a brutal winter showdown!”

Nat­u­ral­ly, the expan­sion will include new mag­ic items, armors, ene­mies, Guardian Spir­its and weapon Ton­fa. New dif­fi­cul­ty modes will also be added how­ev­er it is not known whether it will increase or decrease dif­fi­cul­ty.

Source: PlaySta­tion Blog