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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  • doh fuck out of nowhere

    and to be released so soon

  • Mea K

    Nice. It’s a fantastic game as long as you don’t get too caught up in grinding for the perfect randomized loot.

    Also, I guess this means Team Ninja didn’t REALLY mean it when they said they’d never release another PC port again if people made nude mods for Dead or Alive 5 (which they immediately did).

  • Madbrainbox

    bwahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahahahahaha *takes deep breath*

    A certain Sony fanboy will not be happy about this.Ah such a great day.

  • Madbrainbox

    Nude mods=copies sold.

  • Madbrainbox
  • goodbyejojo

    it was inevitable, there is a huge souls following on pc, so its only logical that koei cashes in on that, after sony deal ends of course, i think crash is next.

  • Mechonis

    Never ever

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Fucking hilarious. Console fanboys gotta stop the fake trolling. It no longer works. Come to where the money is guys!

  • reblinds

    >PC port begging gets another game
    >but only with a handful of DRM, crashes tecmo koei ports are known for, and no patches
    gee this sure sounds familiar :^) enjoy your scraps, beggars

  • reblinds

    sounds like he makes you really mad tbh, not a good look

  • reblinds

    >pc gaming
    lol nier automata only got 25% of its sales on pc, talk about big money

  • bimmyz

    having a pc gets you best of both worlds

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    The Revenue on PC is much more vs. console. Per copy the PC copies make more money.

  • Madbrainbox

    Nope.He simply provides entertainment.

  • luggage lad

    goddamn you are salty boy

  • Warrior90

    Who is sadder, a troll, or the person who takes the troll seriously.

  • Cy

    So if PS4 exclusives are released on PC do we hold them to the same standard as X1 “exclusives”, or are they still PS4 exclusives because we still think Sony is the “good company”?

  • Chili

    >Koei Tecmo
    And KT has done patches before. See Atelier Sophie and Nights of Azure.

  • uncle_alfred

    Normally i would be damn happy about.
    But it is Koei Tecmo, they will find a way to make you miserable in the end. If it will end up being a good port with no koei usual shenanigans, i will be honestly surprised.

  • s_fnx

    That’s still a lot considering how broke the PC port was. Now keep crying Sonycuck.

  • s_fnx

    >Sonycucks before PS4 exclusive gets announced for PC: It’s the best game ever GOTY!
    >Sonycucks after their ex-clusive gets announced for PC: It’s a sh*t game anyways enjoy your scraps PC beggars.

    BTW it looks like Koei couldn’t trust you guys to actually buy the game otherwise it wouldn’t be coming to PC.

  • Kiwi Hoy

    Im a PC gamer so dont take this as console fanboying but thats because when you buy digitally you dont REALLY get a copy of the game. You’re paying the same amount for less, and what you’re getting costs them less to distribute

  • Warrior90

    Consoles also have digital stores, so in the end, its just physical sales in general that generate less revenue.

  • Person Man

    >Platform wars
    As always, it’s great that more people get to play a game they previously couldn’t, due to budget or platform restrictions. This is a good thing for all parties involved, and I see no reason why this would be a problem in any way.

  • AnarKreig

    Does the PS4 even have any exclusives with the exception of Persona 5 now?

  • AnarKreig

    It has nothing to do with the production of the physical disc, it’s got to do with licensing fees. Steam and other distrubitors takes hellova lot less than sony, microsoft and nintendo.’

    Do note if what you said was true, then the digital copies on consoles wouldn’t be mad overpriced.

  • Warrior90

    It isn’t. There just are some really insecure kiddies who constantly have to validate that their choice of platform was the “right” one whenever a game that they really want/like doesn’t get released on their platform of choice. And then there are the trolls who take advantage of these insecurities to get cheap laughs.

  • Hiecchi

    Yakuza? Bloodborne? Crash Bandicoot? Uncharted? etc.
    Im happy about the nioh port, because with a higher sale there is a higher chance for a sequel and i thinks its a great business model to port a game after 1/2 or 1 Year to the pc
    If you cant wait, buy the ps4 vers, , if you can wait buy the pc vers. (if the port is good)

  • Warrior90

    [citation needed]

    All the sources i can find on this subject list Sony’s and Microsoft’s cut as 30%,
    which is the same cut Valve takes on all games sold on Steam.

  • lucben999

    What happened to that guy? He used to complain that Monster Monpiece was taking too long to release on PC.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Neat. I was waiting for a complete edition to come out and I get a PC port too.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Also Chocolate ISISCream post in 3, 2, 1…

  • Uncle Ocelot

    “I’m not mad guys! Honestly!”

  • Uncle Ocelot

    He knows that digital copies aren’t actually “copies”.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Enjoy your garbage port faggots.

  • chocodino

    Persona 5 is not PS4 exclusive,

  • Exien

    Waiting for the complete / goty edition will aways pay off. Was getting it but now for my PC

  • Pieter

    Nice. It’s a fantastic game as long as you don’t get too caught up in grinding for the perfect randomized loot.Also, I guess this means Team Ninja didn’t REALLY mean it when they said they’d never release another PC port again if people made nude mods for Dead or Alive 5 (which they immediately did).


    Keep crying faggot!

  • alterku

    This is honestly my biggest concern.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    why is it that PC is just so much better for gaming?

  • Swirly Twirl

    I was under the impression that it was an exclusive. This is quite a welcome surprise.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    This is true, but console games still mostly sell physical. They are still making less than half of what they could on digital revenue does and tossing money into it hand over fist in marketing.

    The physical collector’s edition is still a thing that matters on consoles. That 25% of Neir sales are worth way more than 25% of that game’s sales and it doesn’t get resold by GameStops at pure profit.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    You always make my day, ISIS-chan.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Most of KT’s PC catalog plays just fine. What potato are you playing on fam?

  • Exien

    Ha there is our beloved mascort dancing to amuse us. Please keep telling us X game will never come to PC so we can laugh our ass off again and again every time the news comes. We love you for that <3 .

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Sega said they’re interested in porting Yakuza. Sony won’t let go of Boodbourne until they can sell the “remastered” edition on PS5.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    I love that you exist.

  • Exien

    Crash will come to PC they already said only play on PS first, means it will come.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    You’re like Candyman, mentioned enough and you appear, except instead of a monster we all get a living punchline.

  • Exien

    Sony “good company” they lost that title years ago. There is no good console company left all have their Online shit service you have to pay for, the only choice is now who has the least shit.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Yes but we won’t have to pay to play online. And we get to bask on salt like yours~.

  • Guest

    Yet again, my decision to wait for a PC release has paid off.

  • buddyluv324

    Well this is unexpected!

  • Chocolate isis cream on life support

  • DrearierSpider
  • DrearierSpider
  • Exien

    Again, is he not already perma on it.

  • Exien

    Pretty normal when you have True Native 4K Textures.

  • Madbrainbox


  • Madbrainbox

    Really?I always saw him in this form.

  • Hiecchi

    hmm okay, but like i said, for me its a good thing
    i was never a fan of this “exclusive” titles, because more plattforms = higher sales numbers = a possible sequel
    I think its always good to have a choice

  • Uncle Slick

    I just died.

    Played this on PS4. Ain’t buying it on PC, but will probably pirate.

  • Shattno

    This is really cool, now even more people get to experience this great game. I might even double dip.

  • SinkingSage

    This has already been disproven.

  • SinkingSage

    GOG says hi.

  • SinkingSage

    Even if that was the number, that would be 500,000 copies sold. You think that’s not big money?

  • DrearierSpider

    Sony was only the publisher in the West anyways, it was always Koei’s IP.

  • Sony fanboys on suicide watch! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  • Oh look like this Sony bitch is back.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    That’s actually not true, its not less than half compared to digital. The retailer makes about $10 per copy if that, so they’re selling them to retailers at $50 each. That’s how much your typical PC game sells for.

    The royalty fees they pay, are supposedly higher than Valve’s 30%. But I suspect that’s actually due to additional license fees, I keep seeing 11% cited for the actual royalty. It also varies by agreement, exclusives usually see fees reduced or waived to make up for the expected revenue. That could also be where the 11% comes from.

    And while physical still matters a lot on consoles, digital is seriously taking over. In a recent Pactor Factor Micheal Pactor cited about 40% of sales are now digital.

    The biggest difference however will be sales numbers, making more per copy on PC won’t mean much if console sales double or triple it. Not saying they do, its generally hard to find numbers for digital sales.

  • Colhgrax

    This sucks. I have been hoping that this game would come out on PC, but I bought it a couple weeks ago thinking it never would. If only I had waited.

  • Mister6ame

    Persona too

  • Grampy_Bone
  • RichardGristle

    You sound so fuckin perturbed lol

  • gwadahunter2222

    it was not because they didn’t bother put the exclusive on PS4 on the box

  • gwadahunter2222

    it was not an exclusive on the European box art they didn’t bother to put exclusive on PS4 bullshit

  • gwadahunter2222

    it was not exclusive Koei Tecmo didn’t bother to put the “only on Playstation” bullshit on the box

  • gwadahunter2222

    Gravity Rush 2, God of War, Horizon zero dawn. NiOh was never mean to be an exclusive on the physical Koei Tecmo didn’t bother with the “Only on playstation.”

    Edit:remove the

  • Joel Leonheart

    Cool knew there was a reason why I didn’t get this game yet even though I could have

  • Wannabe_Baby

    Damn. Straight.

    PC or PS4, don’t care. Just want a GOTY edition.

  • Nagato


  • Nagato

    Sad thing is we’ll have to make do with these screencaps nowadays; just a few years back we still got genuine rage all over for PS losing exclusives.

    Hopefully either Persona or Yakuza will still do the trick, though. Shouldn’t be long left for either to be announced now…

  • Vernify

    HELL YEAH! Totally going to get this for my PC. It also helps I’m upgrading my rig just around this (if not the following month if I have delay things). This game is fantastic and certainly worth another couple dozen run through’s once it lands on PC.

  • DrearierSpider

    Nigga, do those textures look anywhere close to 4k?

  • DrearierSpider

    If I build you a PC, will you play the game in co-op with me ISIS?

  • Madbrainbox

    My money’s on Persona.

  • And down goes the PlayStation fanboys/fangirls. 😆

  • gwadahunter2222

    only Nintendo is doing exclusive
    Multiplatform is not a guarantee of sequel looks Bayonetta thanks to Nintendo’s money it has a sequel

  • reblinds

    they make the identical amount of money. Steam takes 30%, after retail/mfg/publisher cut console games make about the same amount. Then they sell 1.5* more units. They make more money. You are wrong, go away now.

  • reblinds

    they take an identical 30%. You are wrong.

  • reblinds

    don’t even like sony, just reality. Sega was the only company worth being a fanboy for, and they aren’t exactly competition these days.

    Are PC gamers not fans of reality?

  • reblinds

    brokenness sells PC units, it seems, considering how fucked dark souls was yet still sold as well as it did on PC. Very exceptional sales. Feel free to fuck off now, you’re a retard.

  • reblinds

    it was never going to be exclusive, and no one is doubting the quality of the game. Just the sincerity of PC gamers who are infamous for deceitfulness and obfuscation and distraction. They are gormless. For example, you need to pretend that people who played the game on PS4 think its retroactively shit now that the PC port is being announced.

    Inherently deceitful, dishonest people. Can’t even be honest about how shitty PC gaming is. This is why you are reviled.

  • Oh yeah my bad you are a Sega bitch that sucks off Sony. Hehehe.

  • reblinds

    See? I embrace the most innovative company that ever graced gaming, you embrace a fat slob who removed ownership from PC gamers and monopolized the market, cucking PC gamers.

  • reblinds

    The 1.5M sales on consoles are far more interesting to SE. Consumers are far more interested in physical sales too. Going digital-only is the most anti-consumer thing possible.

  • Oh yeah all of Sega games on mobile phones are very innovative. More Sonic games is what we need! Ha!

  • reblinds

    >thinking I’m talking about Sega today and not Sega 20, 25 years ago
    PC gamers are the dumbest fuckers around and are happy to prove it at every opportunity

  • Oh so you are worshiping the Sega that is dead now. Wow that is pathetic. hehehe.

  • Tell that to the Sony cucks.

  • Sony is not good at anything.

  • reblinds

    worship? Project a little harder.

  • Lea Pastillaroja

    >hurdur w-w-who c-cares if a game d-d-doesn’t come out for my c-console
    said the proud owner of an Xbone

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    You’re not winning here man. Amount of Money is king. Digital will eventually outdo physical on console. Physical profits are crap in comparison.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    We’re talking about you inflating the importance of physical sales in an era where GameStop and store like it are going away. Publishers are sick of having to give them a forth of the profits just to retailers on top of the costs of making the physical copies. They make like 46% off of each physical game sold.

  • reblinds

    the loss of physical copies will be the greatest loss for consumers. PC gamers are ruled by this, they don’t own any of their games.

  • Ruggarell

    Enjoy your shit port and console leftovers PCucks

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    PC gamers don’t have to re-buy their games with every console release. If Console manufacturers would just let people’s accounts have the games permanently in digital form we likely would have seen the death of physical copies of games not too long ago.

  • reblinds

    Its about 10-15% less overall. Devs sell games to shops at 50 a copy. Volume shipped is the key there, and the cost of manufacturing is miniscule. Physical profits are slightly lower, but quantity shipped is signiicantly greater.

  • reblinds

    Console gamers dont have to rebuy things either. Having everything tied to a digital store which can and has in the past revoked licenses to copies with no refund is the key concern. On pc, you don’t buy a copy of the game that becomes your responsibility. You buy a license which allows you to rent a copy, a license that can be cancelled at any time for any reason.

    Pc gaming is the most anti-consumer market of all.

  • drew

    Guessing you have not been with this site for long, he even admitted he was joking and trolling with this shit from beginning yet everytime people still fall for his bait lol

    He’s actually a PC gamer too btw

  • Sony fanboys are the ultimate cure for the blues.

  • 13penguins

    I might buy this game a second time just to save money on my PSN subscription.

  • 13penguins

    A full quarter of sales is a pretty significant chunk. What lunatic company would give up 25% of its sales out of laziness?

  • reblinds

    what lunatic company would focus on 25% of its sales as if they are the majority?

  • Armando Suetonio Amezcua

    Enjoy your criying Chocolate Fag Leftllover Pscuck.

  • Would one of you two be willing to explain what the issue would be? I am very unfamiliar with “koei usual shenanigans”.

  • You entertain me, have an upvote.

  • Frisky 🂿 Jester


  • alterku

    The quick answer is awful PC ports. The long answer requires research into all of their releases on PC and the multitude of problems they have.

  • thatguyEZ

    Great game, I’d recommend it to anyone who likes the SoulsBorne games.