Koei Tecmo announced today that the publisher is bringing the “complete edition” of action-RPG Nioh to PC. We’ve seen some other Japanese action games, particularly Platinum’s Bayonetta and Vanquish, show up on Steam by surprise this year, so this has certainly been a nice trend for PC players.
Nioh was developed by Ninja Gaiden developer Team Ninja, and follows a blond-haired swordsman in a dark fantasy version of Japan in the year 1600. The game was originally a Playstation 4 exclusive, but the Complete Edition will come to both PS4 and Steam. This edition will include all three DLC expansions that were previously released. Additionally for the PC version, an item called the the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet will be included, as Koei Tecmo describes on their website:
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.
“Why anyone,” indeed. Finally, the digital-only PC version will feature two different graphics settings: “Action Mode” will run the game at a solid 60 frames-per-second, while “Cinematic Mode” will have the game at a 4K resolution, we presume with a lower frame rate count.
Nioh: Complete Edition will hack and slash its way to Playstation 4 and PC (via Steam) on Nov. 7. Check out some of our thoughts on the original game here.