PlayStation 4 owners will have a chance to try out Nioh 2 before the game launches on March 13.Sony revealed through a post on the PlayStation Blog that Nioh 2 will have a free trial that runs from Friday, February 28 at 12 a.m. PT to Sunday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT. PlayStation Plus is not required to access the demo.
The demo includes chances to try character customization, the Yokai summoning mechanics, and a new transforming weapon called the Switchglaive.
Summoning Yokai is a new feature in Nioh 2 that opens the door to powerful attacks. Team Ninja producer Fumihiko Yasuda said that Yokai play a big part in the game because the team, “wanted to share that Japanese tradition with the world.”
If you want to prepare for the sequel, check out IGN’s Nioh guide for tips and tricks.
Nioh 2 doesn’t launch for another month, but Team Ninja is already thinking about its next game, and Yasuda said that Team Ninja is well aware that fans want another Ninja Gaiden game.
Logan Plant is a news writer for IGN, and the Production Assistant for Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show. You can find him on Twitter at @LoganJPlant.