Nioh Heads to PC in November 2017

Koei Tecmo has announced a PC release for their dark fantasy action RPG, Nioh.

The game will launch for PC on November 7th worldwide as the “Complete Edition.” This means the game will come with all of its post-launch downloadable content, including: ‘Dragon of the North’, ‘Defiant Honour’, and ‘Bloodshed’s End’.

The game comes with a Valve-inspired helmet dubbed the “Dharmachakra Kabuto” helmet. Here’s a brief description of the armor:

The Wheel of Dharma kabuto is a form of “kawari-kabuto”—a family of helmets featuring fantastical designs. 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. However, some claim this is not a Wheel of Dharma at all, merely a replica that looks as though it belongs on a device to regulate steam… Some have gone so far as to suggest renaming it to “Valve Kabuto,” but why anyone would make a helmet featuring a valve is unclear…

Here’s a rundown on the complete edition, via Koei Tecmo:


Nioh: Complete Edition is a dark, fantasy action RPG, which challenges players to traverse war-torn Japan as a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai.

Blending a compelling narrative loosely based on the tale of the English navigation officer who served Ieyasu Tokugawa, William Adams, with a myriad of strange supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore (Yokai), players of Nioh: Complete Edition will discover a diverse and comprehensive world dripping with history and lore, and face off against other samurai in epic sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements.

Offering a level of difficulty that will truly test even the most hardened samurai’s skills, patience, and strategy, Nioh: Complete Edition, includes all three Nioh DLC expansions. In contrast to the PlayStation®4 version, all seven weapon types, ninjutsu and onmyo magics will be available to players from the beginning, while finishing the core game will also unlock features like the Dual Guardian Spirit.

The ‘Dragon of the North’ DLC follows on from William’s valiant struggle in the main game, opening up the region of Oshu and introducing terrifying new enemies, weapons, armour, ninja skills, magic and Guardian Spirits.

‘Defiant Honor’ moves the narrative to the Osaka region and focuses on one of the defining battles of late Sengoku era introducing new key characters, weapons, equipment, enemies, Guardian Spirits, an even more challenging difficulty level and new trophies.

Finally, ‘Bloodshed’s End’ adds a further three main missions, nine side quests and a twilight mission concluding William’s journey.

Finishing the core game of Nioh: Complete Edition incrementally unlocks access to the deeper levels of the game’s ultimate challenge: The Abyss. This ethereal world, made up of innumerable floors, punishingly difficult boss enemies, and considerable risks, is so challenging that players are even allowed to summon up to two other visitors to overcome the dangers that lurk therein!


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!).

Brandon Orselli

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