With the launch of Nioh 2 just around the corner, fans are getting excited to jump into the action that the anticipated prequel has to offer. That said, Team Ninja has officially released the launch trailer, which should help players understand exactly how they can unleash their darkness.

As can be seen in the launch trailer below, there is no shortage of action to come in Nioh 2 when it releases this Friday. Much like the first entry, players will once again use an array of authentic samurai weapons to defeat their foes in 16th century Japan. “Defy your own mortality and unleash your inner darkness across the violent feudal land of Sengoku era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, in this savage action RPG sequel,” reads the game’s official description.

Nioh 2 is set to arrive on March 13th for the PlayStation 4. In case you don’t know what to expect from the upcoming prequel to Nioh, here’s more:

“Master the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this challenging action RPG sequel. Explore violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, both plagued with grotesque, merciless demons.

“Unsheathe your deadly weapons and cut down all enemies in your path using a revamped combat system and the ability to transform into a full Yokai to unleash devastating paranormal powers.” 

  • Sharpen your skills

    • Prepare for the fight of your life with revamped mechanics that build on the fan-favorite elements of Nioh, requiring your full concentration and skill. 

  • Choose your method of combat

    • Follow the way of the samurai with traditional weapons including swords and hatchets, or fill your Amrita gauge to wield mighty Yokai abilities and destroy monstrous foes via a variety of mighty attacks.    

  • Improve your weapons with the Yokai Shift

    • Filling your Amrita gauge doesn’t just give you access to a powerful Yokai form, but also allows you to increase the stats of various weapons and add extra buffs, such as staggering foes and grappling downed enemies. 

  • Help - and get help - from other players

    • Call upon the spectres left behind by other Nioh 2 players to aid you in combat. Their spirits will assist you until the end of the current level… or until they’re defeated.