Nioh takes us right back to Team Ninja’s action roots by way of From Software. Is the world ready for it?
New video game releases for the week of February 6 – February 12.
- How to Survive 2 (PS4)
- So Many Me (PS4)
Monday, February 6
- Nioh (PS4)
- WWE 2K17 (PC)
- Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC)
- Nights of Azure (PC)
- 8Days (PS4)
- Kitty Powers Matchmaker (PS4)
- The Onion Knights (PS4)
- Ping Pong VR (PSVR)
- Super Gunworld 2 (PS4)
- Uncanny Valley (PS4, Vita, with cross-buy)
Tuesday, February 7
- The Wild Eight (PC, via Early Access)
- Bleed 2 (Linux, Mac, PC)
Wednesday, February 8
- Quarantine (PC, via Early Access)
- Brut@l (PC)
Thursday, February 9
Hardly anybody else bothered turning up this week, and that’s not surprising: Nioh is a pretty big deal. A PS4 exclusive, it has a lot in common with from Software’s Souls series, but the action is that same 60fps brilliance so beloved of old school Team Ninja games. Think Ninja Gaiden with RPG systems and you’re pretty much there, and probably swooning a bit. It doesn’t really seem fair that PS4 players get this and Bloodborne as exclusives, but you can’t blame Koei Tecmo for wanting its precious baby to get the attention going Sony exclusive garners – or Sony for pouncing on the tempting offer.
There’s not much else standing in the way of Nioh’s success this week, although JRPG fans on PC should definitely check out the latest Atelier game, as well as Nights of Azure.
Speaking of PC, WWE 2K17 arrives on Steam, so that’s a thing.
Looking further ahead? Check out our full list of 2017 video game release dates. It’s gonna be a busy year.
As always, PlayStation Store release dates may vary depending on region.
Read more here: VG247