Nioh 2 has already been tested by a good chunk of PlayStation 4 players thanks to a closed alpha a few months ago. But it seems fans are going to have even more opportunities for checking it out before the game’s final release in early 2020.
Koei Tecmo and PlayStation have revealed the game is receiving an open beta from Nov. 1 to 10. During the open beta, more people are going to get the chance to try out the title before it releases.
Yokai hunters, ready to face the Dark Realm? Play the Nioh 2 Open Beta starting November 1 to 10, available at PS Store pic.twitter.com/EPPoqWBsiZ
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 15, 2019
It’s a rather bold move if you consider the title is coming only in 2020. Many would have expected more closed tests to happen before jumping to an open state, but it seems like the development is going decent enough to make this happen.
In other news, Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja haven’t thought much about accessibility. Players are not going to have an array of difficulty levels to choose from while playing Nioh 2. “The game is a so-called Masocore game, so we want the difficulty to be the same for everyone, even if you may be able to see people beat the bosses on YouTube and that sort of stuff,” producer Yasuda told Twinfinite. “Yet we do have things to help out players, for example, the Benevolent Graves and three-player multiplayer, and we do think those will be a big helping hand for people to beat the game.”
These are likely going to be the things you’ll test in the open beta coming November.
Nioh 2 is releasing as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, even though the original ended up on PC a few months later. This transition could happen again with the upcoming prequel.