“Defiant Honor” DLC Expansion for Nioh Launches July 25

Koei Tecmo has announced the release date for the next downloadable content expansion for Nioh.

The new “Defiant Honor” expansion will launch on July 25th. It’ll cost $9.99 separately, but it’s also included in the game’s Season Pass.

You can read more about the game’s first expansion, “Dragon of the North,” here in our previous report.

Here’s a rundown on the content, via the PlayStation Blog:


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!

This incredible clash would not be complete without providing you with the necessary ammo to wage an intense battle. Therefore, we will be delivering a deadly new weapon Tonfa, new armor, new magic items, guardian spirits and of course brand new Yokai and enemies to test your mettle!

New difficulty levels and Trophies will also be implemented for Defiant Honor. Legendary characters such as Sanada Yukimura who will later be revered as “the greatest warrior of all Japan” are included. All this action takes place within exciting new stages and numerous sub-missions! So, there’s plenty of combat to be held and new challenges to be mastered.


Nioh is currently available for PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough written and video review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

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  • Arenegeth

    Yeah, given how they keep re-balancing the game with every update, with the consistency of a drunken sailor playing darts. I’ll hold off from playing this one like I did with the first DLC.

    And how many difficulty settings are they going to keep stacking over and over, I’m tired of playing the same stages for the millionth time.

    Love me some Tonfa though!

    Hopefully when they stop messing with the game, after the last DLC releases, I can go back and start enjoying it again.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Only on Playstation 4.