Nioh 2 (Japanese: 仁王2) is an upcoming historical fantasy action role-playing video game developed by and published by for the PlayStation 4. The game is set to release on March 13, 2020. It is the second game of the series, but is a prequel to the first installment.
The game was announced at E3 2018 during Sony's press conference. An open beta of the game began on November 1, and players who help playtest the game during this period would receive a free in-game cosmetic item when the full game released on March 13 for the PlayStation 4.
Players can create their own playable character, who was a yōkai spirit, equipped with a variety of weapons and earn new skills as they progress in the game. When players defeat a hostile yōkai, some of them may drop a "Soul Cores" that allows them to use yōkai abilities and transform into a yōkai.
At locations named "Benevolent Graves", players can summon at most two avatars of other players, controlled by AI to assist them in combat. The game also features a three-player cooperative multiplayer mode.