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Nioh coming to PC

Complete Edition hits Steam in November

Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo

Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo are bringing Nioh, the tough-as-nails samurai action game released on PlayStation 4 earlier this year, to Windows PC via Steam. The release, titled Nioh: Complete Edition, will include the original game and its three expansions: Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour and Bloodshed’s End.

The PC version will include two visual presentation modes: Action Mode, which aims for a stable 60 fps frame rate, and Movie Mode, a “cinematic” option with a 4K display resolution.

Unlike the PS4 version of the game, “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,” Koei Tecmo said in a news release.

The Steam version will also include a new item, the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet. Here’s what it looks like:

Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo

And here’s its (cute) official description:

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…

Pricing for the Steam version was not announced. Nioh: Complete Edition will be released Nov. 7.

For more on Nioh, read Polygon’s review of the PS4 version.

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