Nioh Gets Free Female Skins On May 2nd
Nioh Female Skins
(Last Updated On: May 1, 2017)

Koei Tecmo is set to release the new “Dragon of the North” DLC on May 2nd along with a free update containing two playable female skins. The new content adds all new story missions and quests, new armor and weapons. The free skins, however, are available to all of those who have been begging to play as female characters since the game launched.

The news was posted up over on the PlayStation Blog, where they detail the “Dragon of the North” expansion pack, which sees Sir William facing off against Lord Masamune Date.

Team Ninja creative director, Tom Lee, deep dives into the new content to talk about how Masamune was a well-known and controversial historical figure, both brash and brilliant, arrogant and astute, intelligent and impertinent, making for a very interesting foe for players to face off against in the game.

There are new enemies for players to fight, along with new stages to traverse, and plenty of Yokai to defeat on the pathway to taking down Masamune Date.

Team Ninja is also introducing new armor, magic and a weapon called the Odachi.

Over on AllGamesDelta they also revealed two screenshots for the two new playable female characters that players will be able to don throughout their journey. You can check out the images below.

Nioh Free Female Skin DLC
Nioh Free Female Skin DLC

There have been a group of gamers begging Team Ninja for the ability to play as more female skins throughout Nioh, so it appears as if the developers are obliging those requests.

I do wonder if any of the usual SJW suspects in the media will praise Team Ninja for the option of adding in playable female skins or if they’ll just ignore it and continue on with their own “patriarchy is evil and we need to subvert male characters in AAA games to push feminism” routine?

Anyway, you can look for the new update and the “Dragon of the North” DLC to launch on May 2nd for the PS4. They also mentioned that some PS Plus subscription content will also go live as well.


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  • Disqusted

    No Okatsu? 🙁

    Edit: There are a few videos on YouTube of an Okatsu skin. People saying it’s “in preparation for the DLC” so I guess it’s already in the game?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAimY1xgybY

    Maybe I’ll have to look into picking this game up. No idea how skins are obtained. I hope it isn’t a massive pain up the ass.

    Edit 2: Found some info at Nioh’s Reddit forum. Okatsu is unlocked by doing “A True Ninja”. You then need to buy her for a huge amount of glory points, which takes hours of grinding (yuck) random encounters or PvP. Recent patches have reduced the cost of female skins, but it’s still a lot.

    Really not a fan of games intentionally making female costumes/skins/characters require insane amounts of grinding online. F**k that.

  • Raging Papist

    What would be hilarious is if the female skins are fully integrated with the story mode, but still with the guys voice–exactly what God of War did back in the day.

  • Hoki

    unlike darksouls, these women are actually attractive.

  • I do wonder if any of the usual SJW suspects in the media will praise
    Team Ninja for the option of adding in playable female skins or if
    they’ll just ignore it and continue on with their own “patriarchy is
    evil and we need to subvert male characters in AAA games to push
    feminism” routine?

    The female skins appear to appeal to straight male gamers. So the latter.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    I’ll be making a start on this as soon as I get my new TV.

    Very rare that you get a title that dwarfs what its based on in everyway, for it to be the souls franchise makes it all the more extreme.

  • EroBotan

    ooh nice nice! young women are always better than a grandpa! Too bad the outfit is not that revealing ..

  • Jack Thompson

    >You can finally play as the sexy onmyo mage.
    It’s all I ever wanted.