Nioh 2 director hints at setting for third game

Nioh 2 director hints at setting for third game

26th May 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

Nioh 2 may have only debuted a couple of months ago, but director Fumihiko Yasuda is already hinting at a third entry to the series.

Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo released the first game back in 2017, and it was a breath of fresh air for fans of the so-called ‘Souls-like’ genre.

It didn’t simply copy the same formula, but rather combined the unrelenting difficulty with its own intuitive combat system and lore to create something different.

While the prequel only released two months ago, director Fumihiko Yasuda has already begun discussing what the third instalment may look like.

Speaking at a MomoConLine panel, he said:

“I feel like we’ve done everything that is usually covered with the Sengoku period… and there’s also the fate of William,” he said.

“Personally, I’m interested in Irish and Celtic mythology and legends, so I do want to make a game about that, and, of course, a game about the Three Kingdoms period as well.”

Yasuda also discussed how many stories relating to Japan are centred on the Sengoku period and the Shinsengumi.

The latter is concerned with the Bakumatsu  – the final years of the Edo period wherein the Tokugawa shogunate concluded.

“If I were to make a game on that, the Shinsengumi would definitely be an important part of it,” he added.

The Tokugawa clan are already established in Nioh’s world and so detailing them further appears to be the most logical step, should the third Nioh opt to continue exploring Japan.

However, Nioh 3 isn’t likely to arrive for some time yet – particularly when fans are still expecting a fair amount of DLC to come for the second game.

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