Two players can join up to tackle missions together. One player acts as the host and summons the second player by offering up a special item to the in-game shrines. The second player searches for games to join from the mission selection screen. The Abyss mode added in the "Bloodshed's End" DLC supports a total of up to three players online.
In the age of samurai, a lone traveler lands on the shores of Japan. He must fight his way through the vicious warriors and supernatural Yokai that infest the land in order to find that which he seeks. The gameplay bears a striking similarity to the Dark Souls series. Combat takes place in real time and features various weapon types such as katana, spears, axes, bows and Tanegashima rifles. The player can switch between three main stances for any melee weapon: 'low' which is fast but weak and has an effective dodge ability; 'mid' which has the best blocking techniques but is neither fast nor specially powerful; and 'high' which causes the most damage with slower movements.
Nioh: Complete Edition, includes all three Nioh DLC expansions, with all content from those expansions available to players from the beginning. This includes all seven weapon types and all ninjutsu and onmyo magics. Finishing the core game will also unlock features like the Dual Guardian Spirit.