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Nioh confirmed for PC with a November release date

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Nioh: Complete Edition

Koei Tecmo has announced that Nioh is coming to PC on November 7th. Originally released on the Playstation 4, Nioh is an action role-playing game developed by Team Ninja.

The Playstation 4 version launched in February this year and was generally well-received, praised by critics and currently holding an 88/100 score on Metacritic.

Nioh will release via Steam as the ‘Complete Edition’, which includes the base game and all three DLC’s: Bloodshed’s End, Defiant Honour and Dragon of the North.

The PC version will also receive a brand new item, the Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet. As you can see, the helmet is entirely fitting for the introduction of Nioh to Steam. It’s described as a ‘holy image that represents spiritual enlightenment attained by casting off one’s wordly desires…’.

Subtle.

Nioh on PC can be played either in Action Mode or Movie Mode. Action Mode means you’ll get a stable 60fps, while Movie Mode is focused on a cinematic experience, allowing for a resolution that can be expanded up to 4K.

Unfortunately it seems like the players amongst you with serious rigs won’t be able to do both, as players are strictly limited to these two modes.

Koei Tecmo have also confirmed that unlike the Playstation 4 version, PC players will access to all seven weapon types, ninjutsu and onmyo magics from the beginning. Finishing the game will then unlock features such as the Dual Guardian Spirit and more.

The publisher added:

“Blending a compelling narrative loosely based on the tale of the English navigation officer who served Ieyasu Tokugawa, William Adams, with a myriad of strange supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore (Yokai), players of Nioh: Complete Edition will discover a diverse and comprehensive world dripping with history and lore, and face off against other samurai in epic sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements.”

You’ll be able to grab Nioh: Complete Edition on November 7 via Steam. 

UK based gaming writer, raised on a diet of Street Fighter and Isometric RPG's. I enjoy playing every game I can get my grubby little hands on.

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Helldivers 2 for PS5 receives a patch focusing on matchmaking, yet servers remain extremely busy

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The most recent update for Helldivers 2, patch 1.000.10, has been released on PS5. According to developer Arrowhead, this patch aims to fix bugs that were hindering players from spreading democracy across the galaxy. There is some positive news regarding matchmaking functionality, but unfortunately, the servers are still very crowded. Although efforts have been made to increase capacity, it seems that Helldivers will need to endure these challenges for a bit longer.

Johan Pilestedt, the head of Arrowhead, recently shared on Twitter the news about the patch release. As of now, the patch has been out for a few hours, and we have yet to successfully log in even once (although we did find a helpful use for the PS Portal).

https://x.com/Pilestedt/status/1760018663396999420?s=20

It’s clear that the current situation is less than perfect, but it appears that the developer is making significant efforts to ensure the smooth operation of the cooperative shooter game. Pilestedt recommended that players wait before buying the game until improvements are made.

Helldiver’s 2 has achieved a new concurrent peak in recent hours, with nearly reaching 450,000 simultaneous players on PC alone (currently the most played game on Steam), and it’s safe to assume PlayStation players are also contributing to these impressive numbers. An AFK auto-kick feature is currently under investigation to address the issue of users remaining logged in for extended periods of time.

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Despite the Honcho’s recommendation against purchasing Helldivers 2, the game still manages to break new records

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Helldivers 2 has exceeded all expectations by a wide margin. The successor to a relatively niche isometric co-op shooter on PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and PC has now become one of the most popular games globally, with Xbox executive Phil Spencer hinting at the possibility of a port of the PS Studios-published game.
The unexpected surge in popularity has caused significant server capacity issues, prompting developer Arrowhead to overhaul its code and expand the release’s infrastructure. Considering these concerns, CEO Johan Pilestedt advised fans to consider waiting before buying the game until the issues are fixed.

When replying to a Twitter user who showed interest in the game despite not having money, Pilestedt suggested, “If you’re short on cash, you can always purchase it later.” Although the game is enjoyable, it’s advisable to wait until the servers can handle the player load. As a CEO, my main goal is to ensure the game is profitable, but I would feel terrible if players spent all their money and then faced server queue issues.

This candid statement from a prominent figure in the industry has contributed to the widespread appeal of Helldivers 2 among players globally. Arrowhead, as the pioneer in Sony’s live service initiative, has made it clear that it will not implement pay-to-win mechanics. The studio believes that studios should prove themselves before monetizing their games. Music that will surely delight enthusiasts.

Despite the aforementioned suggestions, it continues to draw in more players than ever. It set a new record on Steam with 457k concurrent users, surpassing Palworld and becoming one of the top twenty largest releases in the Valve store’s history. Given the previous game’s cult status, the success of this one is truly remarkable.

 

 

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Arrowhead is looking into an auto-kick feature to address Helldivers 2 players who are going AFK

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Helldivers 2 has seen a rapid rise in popularity, presenting both opportunities and challenges for Arrowhead Game Studio. Although one could argue that the studio has produced a modern masterpiece, Helldivers 2 is still prone to persistent connection issues. Players who have shown great patience with the ongoing server issues in the game are now starting to clash, focusing on personal gain instead of uniting for the success of Super Earth.

IGN reported that players are pleading with Arrowhead to include an AFK auto-kick feature on the Helldivers subreddit. This request comes after some players confessed to remaining logged in to continue playing and bypass the unpredictable server connection process. This issue requires an urgent resolution.

@Arrowhead GS: You’re gonna need an AFK timer.
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The leader of Arrowhead, Johan Pilestedt, was informed about the problem and assured that the developers were investigating the situation. “I have already communicated this to the team,” Pilestedt confirmed. Regarding Helldivers updates, Xbox players are now petitioning Arrowhead to release the game on their platform after comments from Xbox boss Phil Spencer about the game’s exclusivity.
Are you still playing Helldivers 2? Would you risk the fate of Super Earth to fulfill your own self-serving wishes? Let’s all reaffirm our commitment to democracy in the comments section below.

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