Nioh: Complete Edition will be available for PC in November 2017. This version will feature higher resolution graphics, an action and a movie mode. A new item - the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet will also be available solely in this edition.
Nioh: Complete Edition will be making its way onto the PCs of the world via Steam later this year. Koei Tecmo was excited to announce that "the game telling the story of the blonde-haired swordsman will make its PC debut on 07 November, 2017 as Nioh: Complete Edition, packed with hours of extra content as it will include the original version of Nioh and all three DLC expansions: ‘ ’, ‘Defiant Honour’, and ‘Bloodshed’s End’".
Director Fumihiko Yasuda comments: "Team Ninja is well aware of the fact that many gamers have been passionately asking for a PC version of "Nioh”. I am thrilled to announce that this massocore game will finally be available for our die-hard PC fans in Nioh: Complete Edition! I hope you all enjoy the unforgettable drama and deeply challenging Yokai battles this action-packed experience has to offer."
Those of you who are hoping for a boxed version should immediately stop, because wishful thinking will get you nowhere in life. The release will be digital-only and will feature the basic set of bells and whistles that includes the all-important high-resolution graphics and two modes as Nioh: Complete Edition "can be enjoyed either on ‘Action Mode’, featuring a stable 60fps, or on ‘Movie Mode’, a cinematic option that can expand the display resolution to 4K" says the press release.
To celebrate the PC release, Team Ninja are not taking the usual "launch trailer" route. According to the press release, they are "offering players a brand-new item, the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet. 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."
But wait, there's more: "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…". How clever.