We are anxious to showcase our upcoming DLC: Dragon of the North onto PlayStation Store. I’m sure many of you samurai have been hungry for more adventure and challenge to satisfy your Nioh appetite. We can’t wait to fulfill your craving on May 2nd.
This new chapter picks up where William left off after his valiant victory to restore peace to Japan. In keeping with the tradition of our inspiration through Japanese history and mythology, the central character for this new chapter is based on Lord Masamune Date, the ruler of the Sendai feudal domain in the Keicho Era (about 400 years ago).
In our opinion, his personality and exploits in history lend himself to become a key player to contend with in the story. Masamune is a well-known historical figure who is both brilliant and ruthless.
Although he was an exceptional leader; his ambition and lust for power blinded him to all else. He was known for being an impulsive leader who was wildly arrogant of his abilities believing he was superior to most men, yet at the same time greatly devoted to the his land and subjects. We found this disparity in his personality to be something that we can utilize to create a memorable character and a formidable adversary for William.
Dragon of the North will take place in the Oshu region and introduce the ambitious ruler, Masamune Date, also known as the “One-Eyed Dragon”. Just when you thought that peace is finally restored in Japan through your brave efforts in completing the original campaign… We now begin to hear troubling rumours that the One-Eyed Dragon is secretly gathering spirit stones, setting a stage for more unrest and mayhem to take hold.
Prepare to defy death once again as you will face a variety of terrorizing new Yokai and forbidding enemies set in exciting new stages.
But rest assured, we will provide you with some amazing ammunition of your own to negotiate your battles. With new Guardian Spirits, armor, ninja skills, magic and a brand new weapon called the Odachi, you should be well prepared to take on your foes. Last but not least, we are proud to introduce the long awaited PvP feature* which will provide an exhilarating new element to the experience.
We hope you are up for the challenge and enjoy the Dragon of the North DLC. Sharpen your blades and good luck!
*PVP feature requires subscription to PS Plus.
This article and images was originally posted on [PlayStation.Blog.Europe] April 27, 2017 at 04:02AM
By Tom Lee