Nioh 2 is coming soon. Team Ninja’s sequel to the 2017 action game has been getting a fair amount of hype these past few weeks. The game managed to snag 700,000 players during its open beta on the PS4, suggesting a major amount of interest. Now producer Fumihiko Yasuda recently sat down with GameSpot to talk about Team Ninja’s new game. The talk centered around various fan questions for Nioh 2, particularly about how long the new action game is.
“When I played the game this past January, it took me 55 hours.”, said the producer. Going into further detail, Yasuda said that the length is partially based on player feedback and how people approached the first game. “When we looked at how long it took for the players to complete Nioh 1, it depended on the player, how good they were, how they played it”.
This aligns with the rest of the development strategy that Team Ninja has used throughout making Nioh 2. The developer made sure to take into account player feedback, even going so far as to adjust the closed beta tests after players found problems with some areas.
It’s important to take this 55-hour playtime with a grain of salt though. There could be other factors that inflated or reduced the result Yasuda is basing the claim on. If his run takes into account the base story and only certain sidequests, that’s a pretty respectable number. If this is the total playtime for a 100% clear run, that’s still pretty good at 55 hours of Nioh 2.
The story is apparently pretty immersive and much more engaging this time around, so that’s cool.
Nioh 2 will release on PlayStation 4 on March 13th, and it’s up for pre-order now. Pre-ordering will get you the Demon Horde armor set, the Sudama Netsuke charm, a Nioh 2 PlayStation 4 theme, and a PSN avatar set for PlayStation 4.