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Nioh, the PlayStation 4–exclusive, Dark Souls–style samurai action game from Team Ninja, has just released a major patch, and Sony is celebrating with a massive discount on the game and its season pass.

The patch brings a number of new sub missions accessible once you reach the final part of the game, along with a number of bug fixes, UI changes, and balance adjustments. One of the more noteworthy changes is the brand new ability to pause the game, a truly revolutionary step forward in the history of video gaming. With this new feature, you can temporarily stop the action onscreen, allowing you to take a break should anything arise in the real world. Sheer genius.

Okay, sarcasm aside, that’s actually a pretty neat addition, and one that sets the game apart from the Souls games that inspired it. Whereas FromSoftware’s series stopped you from pausing the game because the seamless multiplayer feature meant someone could invade your game at any time, Nioh has decided to allow you to pause whenever you’re not actively in multiplayer.

In honor of the new patch, Sony has announced a one-day only sale on both the full game and its season pass through the PlayStation Store, with a 33 percent discount on both.

Full patch notes were posted to the game’s official Facebook page as images, so we’ve embedded them below.

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Nioh gets a major patch, throws a big sale to celebrate

Yes, folks, you can finally pause Nioh.

By Josh Harmon | 03/24/2017 01:30 PM PT | Updated 05/18/2017 02:40 PM PT

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Nioh, the PlayStation 4–exclusive, Dark Souls–style samurai action game from Team Ninja, has just released a major patch, and Sony is celebrating with a massive discount on the game and its season pass.

The patch brings a number of new sub missions accessible once you reach the final part of the game, along with a number of bug fixes, UI changes, and balance adjustments. One of the more noteworthy changes is the brand new ability to pause the game, a truly revolutionary step forward in the history of video gaming. With this new feature, you can temporarily stop the action onscreen, allowing you to take a break should anything arise in the real world. Sheer genius.

Okay, sarcasm aside, that’s actually a pretty neat addition, and one that sets the game apart from the Souls games that inspired it. Whereas FromSoftware’s series stopped you from pausing the game because the seamless multiplayer feature meant someone could invade your game at any time, Nioh has decided to allow you to pause whenever you’re not actively in multiplayer.

In honor of the new patch, Sony has announced a one-day only sale on both the full game and its season pass through the PlayStation Store, with a 33 percent discount on both.

Full patch notes were posted to the game’s official Facebook page as images, so we’ve embedded them below.

Read More


About Josh Harmon

view all posts

Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy