Watch: Nioh 2 story trailer sets the stage for epic adventure

It’s time to get hype for slaying yokai: the Nioh 2 story trailer is here, giving us our first real look at the adventure into Japanese mythology that’s coming to the PS4 in less than two months.

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Centuries ago, yokai (literally “ghost”) terrorized Japan, and only skilled warriors well-versed in martial combat and magic could defeat them. Blessed with the abilities of yokai and warrior alike, you’ll travel through Sengoku-era Japan (that’s the mid-1500s, for those of you who aren’t history nerds) fighting enemies with a retooled combat system that preserves much of the challenge of the first Nioh.

The trailer opens with some traditional Japanese singing in front of a temple, interspersed with various other scenes from the game. A cavalcade of colorful characters and creepy ghosts alike make their appearance, hinting at a truly epic story based on Japanese lore. Regrettably, we don’t get to see much in the way of combat in this trailer outside of a cutscene context.

You can watch the Nioh 2 story trailer for yourself below. Nioh 2 launches on PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020.