Nioh 2 update adds Photo Mode, first DLC The Tengu's Disciple launches on July 30

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja have revealed more details on the upcoming DLC for Nioh 2. The first of the three planned DLC packs, titled The Tengu's Disciple, will be available on July 30. This DLC will add a new storyline arc, new characters, yokai monsters, skills, armors, Guardian Spirits, maps, a higher difficulty level, and "a new weapon that alters the performance of skills outside of set stances".

Team Ninja also provided a brief synopsis for The Tengu's Disciple storyline at PlayStation.Blog, which reads as follows:

A great battle has taken place at Yashima in the late Heian period. As a visitor in Yashima, our protagonist finds a shrine possessing a mysterious whistle called the Sohayamaru. Upon inspection, the whistle shines radiantly as the shadow of Yokai can be seen lurking in the background. It is revealed that whenever wars take place, heroes wielding the Sohayamaru will head into battle in order to restore peace back into this land.

The Japanese DLC webpage has also been updated, revealing that the first DLC is titled differently in Japan: Ushiwaka War Records. Combined with the English title, it is heavily hinted that the historical figure Minamoto no Yoshitsune will be featured in the storyline. Press releases in Japan also reveal the Japanese titles of the remaining two DLC packs, which are Heian Capital Demon-Slaying Legend and First Samurai's Hidden History respectively.


Nioh 2 has also received a free update, which adds a Photo Mode that lets the player pause the game and take photos from the scene by using detailed camera settings such as filters, lighting, and gradations. This update also adds nine new missions as well as a Million Demon armor set to commemorate the game has shipped over 1 million copies worldwide.

Nioh 2 is currently available on PlayStation 4. You can also read our review of the Japanese history-based action RPG.

Nioh 2 update screenshots