Take a look at Nioh's Dragon of the North DLC before Tuesday's launch


Any excuse to get back to this game

Back to Nioh we go. On Tuesday, Team Ninja is bringing out the Dragon of the North DLC, which centers on yet another historical figure, as well as an update to introduce a new player-versus-player feature.

You might’ve heard bits and pieces about the $10 add-on, but if not:

Dragon of the North will take place in the Oshu region and introduce the ambitious ruler, Masamune Date, also known as the ‘One-Eyed Dragon.’ Just when you thought that peace was finally restored in Japan, we’ve now begun to hear troubling rumors that the One-Eyed Dragon is secretly gathering spirit stones, setting a stage for more unrest and mayhem to take hold.

Prepare to defy death once again as you will face a variety of new Yokai and imposing enemies set in exciting new stages. But rest assured, we will provide you with some formidable ammunition of your own to negotiate your battles. With new Guardian Spirits, armor, ninja skills, magic and a brand new weapon called the Odachi, you should be well prepared to take on your foes.”

Better yet, Team Ninja brought pictures.

Oh, and another thing! Tuesday’s free update will also enable players to transform William into female characters, which always felt like a strange omission considering how many other cosmetic skins are available. It’ll be time to retire a certain silver-haired someone and play as Ginchiyo at long last.

After taking an extended break from Nioh to play Dark Souls III‘s recent expansion and a few other games that each have their own slightly different control scheme, I’m expecting to fumble around.

Nioh DLC “Dragon of the North” Out May 2 [PlayStation Blog]