In an announcement at this year's PlayStation E3 press event, Sony reveals Nioh 2.
Team Ninja made a name for themselves last year with the release of Nioh, the Souls-like RPG based in Feudal Japan. Now the studio is back for a sequel. The somewhat short trailer shows the protagonist being struck down, and a weapon of some kind piercing their head. Except they then pull the weapon apart, transforming into what looks like demon horns. This fits with the new game logo, which present demon horns.
When the first game released, it was commonly compared to FROM Software's Dark Souls games. Both advertised themselves as gritty, unforgiving RPGs against large and intimidating monsters. It stood out for approaching the previously unexplored culture. Though now FROM has announced Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which also takes place in Feudal Japan. Rough timing.
Nioh 2 will release sometime in 2019.