Nioh Trophy Guide

Nioh Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ***  A third-person action RPG which blends Japanese history with supernatural fantasy. The game is challenging but doable for average gamers, but the Platinum requires a lot of grinding and time.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Nioh *** 47 Team Ninja Japan 34 10 2 2 39


Nioh is a third-person action RPG which blends Japanese history with supernatural fantasy. Gameplay focuses on hack-and-slash combat with a variety of melee and ranged weapons, while upgrading the player-character by collected XP, as well as using higher-grade weapons and armor. While not open-world, players can traverse to different enclosed locations by selecting from a menu.

The story takes place in 1600 towards the end of the Sengoku period, when the Tokugawa shogunate were attempting to control and unify Japan through a civil war. Anglo-Irish sailor William, during a search for a mystical golden stone called Amrita which leads him to Japan, sides with Ieyasu Tokugawa to defeat the evil spirits that have broken loose after the ravaging of war.

Nioh recieved positive reviews with an average score of 89%, praised for its visuals, setting, combat, and overall challenging and fun gameplay.

The game can be a bit challenging at times, though the difficulty is overall above average but doable for most players. The 3-star rating is more for the time required, as there is a lot of grinding required for the Platinum. The two online trophies are related to the Twilight missions, which require internet connection but can be performed solo.

Expect roughly 100 hours of gameplay for the Platinum, depending on skills and how much you rush through using guides and walkthroughs.

The game doesn't have any missable trophies, so feel free to play through and enjoy the story by completing all the missions. If you wish to make things easier later on, be on the lookout for collectibles in the form of Kodamas and Hotsprings. Check out the collectible location guides under our Links tab if this is something you wish to work on now.

Also, during your playthrough, try to save as much money as you can, which you'll need for making a total of 60 requests at the blacksmith for the Regular Smith Customer trophy. This means selling your unwanted gear, rather than trading or throwing it away, and only disassemble when you need to.

Once you've finished the story, you can start a New Game+ where missions are higher in level but drop divine items. Here is where you'll be grinding in order to max out all the weapons to unlock their respective Master-related trophies.

From here on out, it's time to mop-up the remaining trophies you may still be missing. This may include using all that saved money to make 60 requests at the blacksmith for the Regular Smith Customer trophy, finding all the highest quality materials for the Master Of Quality trophy, reaching Level 100 for the Full-Fledged Samurai trophy, and a few other miscellaneous trophies. Be sure to check out the Nioh Trophy Guide links under our Links tab to see what you're missing and their requirements.

First, IGN has a Walkthrough here:

And a Walkthrough on NiohWiki:

And a text-based Walkthrough by Bkstunt_31:

PowerPyx, rmchiva925, and Sellers have a great Trophy Guide here, which includes the DLC:

A simple but useful Trophy Guide by Collin MacGregor:

A video Trophy Guide Playlist by PowerPyx:

A video Collectibles Location Guide by PowerPyx:

And a Collectibles Guide by mort_hbeb9786:

And a video Boss Fight Playlist, also by PowerPyx:

If you're looking for a Co-op Partner, here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List:

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Trophy Guide

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ****  A third-person hack-and-slash action game and part of the Ninja Gaiden series which began on the NES in 1998. The Platinum not only demands a minimum of 7 playthroughs, but some serious skills as well.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 **** 51 Team Ninja Japan 38 10 2 1 0

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a hack and slash action-adventure originally released on the Xbox 360 as Ninja Gaiden II in 2008, and updated for the PlayStation 3 in 2009 with trophy support and retitled Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. The game is part of the Ninja Gaiden series which began on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1998, is a prequel to the original NES trilogy and a sequel to the 2004 Ninja Gaiden.

After failing to rescue CIA agent Sonia from being kidnapped by the Black Spider Ninja Clan, Ryu Hayabusa is set on a quest that not only involves her rescue, but a plot by the Clan to capture and use an ancient Demon Statue with unspeakable powers.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 received positive reviews with an average score of 82%, praised for its spectacular graphics, improvement in gameplay, and fun challenge.

For more information, check out our Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Review.

Obtaining the Platinum on Ninja Gaiden Stigma 2 is arguably just as challenging as clearing the original Ninja Gaiden the NES back in 1998. Not only is the game time consuming since it requires a minimum of 7 playthroughs, but you'll need some serious skills to complete the game on Master Ninja difficulty mode. Plus, you'll need a co-op partner also possessing serious skills in order to get through the Team Missions. This is not a game for the feint of heart, but certainly a Platinum to be proud of.

Expect well over 100 hours for the Platinum, though this is heavily skill dependent.

Since the difficulty mode related trophies do not stack, you will need to complete a minimum of 7 playthroughs. We say 7 rather than 8, because there is a trick to avoid having to play the Path of the Acolyte (Easy) level. Instead, start your playthrough on Path of the Warrior (medium) and play till the end, thereby unlocking the Cleared The Path Of The Warrior trophy. After that, play and complete chapter 17 in the chapter challenge mode on Acolyte mode, which will then unlock the Cleared The Path Of The Acolyte trophy.

Of course, if you prefer to get used to the game on an easier setting and don't mind an extra playthrough, then by all means start on the Acolyte mode. Essentially, you'll want to simply play through and try to master the controls as well as the techniques to prepare you for the harder playthroughs - particularly the Ultimate Technique.

Once that's done, it's time for your next playthrough, this time on Mentor (hard) difficulty in order to unlock the Cleared The Path Of The Mentor trophy.

Now comes the fun part. It's time for your playthrough on Master Ninja (very hard) difficulty to unlock the Cleared The Path Of The Master Ninja trophy. This is not easy, as it only requires a couple hits from the enemies until your dead, or even by a single throw. Chaining the Ultimate Technique will help you get through this, as well as some of the strategies under our Links tab.

If you've managed to clear Master Ninja difficulty, then you should be ready for the Team Missions. These don't need to be played next, but if you with to get these trophies out of the way, we suggest finding a boosting partner with serious skills to help you get through. Check out the boosting forums under our Links tab to find someone. If you can get through the Master Ninja difficulty playthrough, then the Team Missions should be fine - though it will still depend heavily on your co-op partner's skills.

If you've done all that, then congratulations. The hardest part is over. Last, there are the Chapter Challenges. This will feel much easier than everything else you went through, only time consuming.

Finally, if there's anything you're missing, now is the time to mop-up those last few trophies. And enjoy that Platinum at the end. You deserve it!

First, here's a text-based Walkthrough by VampireHorde:

And IGN has a Walkthrough here:

Zongorillacska has a useful Trophy Guide here:

And a useful Trophy Guide by Jeanmi96:

And Eli-Mad has a useful Trophy Guide here:

And a good Trophy Guide by Phorus:

Here's Part 1 of a Master Ninja video demonstration by Kagerasimaru:

And some Team Missions Tips by CogniVision:

And a Team Missions Guide by SnapGW:

And a Bosses And Enemies Guide by Devilryuujin:

If you're looking for a co-op partner, here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List:

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune Trophy Guide

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune ** 50 Team Ninja Japan 36 11 2 0 0

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune is the third title in the Xtreme series, which in turn is a spin-off of the arcade-style fighting Dead or Alive franchise. The game is a collection of mini-games in which the player select from nine female characters from the series to enjoy a two-week holiday on a resort island, participating in such activities as beach volleyball, butt battle, tug-of-war, and rock climbing. Players can purchase and alter the character's swimsuits and hair styles.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune received lukewarm reviews, with an average score of 63%, from Japanese online magazines, praised for its graphics and presentation, though criticized for lacking enough content.

This is a low 2-star rating, as Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune is not particularly difficult, only time consuming. Players can mostly select either Easy or Medium modes on the mini-games, and avoid Hard mode, while working towards achieving S+ ranks at the end, and earning money to purchase swimsuits along the way. Nearly all the other trophies will unlock naturally during this course. The rest is mainly grinding.

Expect roughly 40-55 hours of gameplay for the platinum.

NOTE: The Japanese version contains NO English, and is a difficult game to platinum if you cannot understand the Japanese language on at least a beginner level. However, the Asian version includes English support.

You'll basically want to start by selecting one of the nine female characters and start playing through the game. It doesn't matter which order you complete the game with which woman. Your main task is to achieve an S+ rank by the end of the fourteen-day holiday, by completing her 7 missions and getting her enjoyment level up.

Complete each side quest as they appear. Eventually, the side quest will state, for example, "Mission: 1/7," which is one of the main missions required for the S+ rank. Side-missions, however, can be cancelled at the Pool Side, though be warned this will lower the woman's enjoyment rank, so only do so if you're sure the side-mission cannot be achieved. Also, always have some gifts the women enjoy on hand in your Owner's Mode inventory, which you can present each evening at the hotel to boost her enjoyment level. Finally, Rock Climbing and Volleyball are the two best activities for increasing the woman's enjoyment level, so if you're not occupied with a main mission or side-mission, play one of those two games.

If you haven't cleared all 7 main missions by the end of the game, your progress will carry over into your next playthrough. So, if you only cleared 4/7 main missions, your second playthrough will start with main mission #5. The woman's enjoyment level, however, will return back to zero.

Once you've gotten the trophy for achieving the woman's S+ rank, it's time to grind for money, in order to buy 20 swimsuits. These can either be purchased by the character herself, or given as a gift. But they must be 20 "unique" swimsuits for the trophy.

Just rinse and repeat this process with each of the nine female characters, and you'll be well on your way to the platinum. Nearly all the other trophies will unlock naturally through this process.

The only trophies which you'll need to go out of your way for, are Let's Play Together where you'll need to befriend and pair-up with another woman 10 times, Makeover for changing a girl's hairstyle, Bringing Back Memories for playing the Event Paradise which is unlocked at Level 30, Paradise Forever for playing the Pictorial Paradise unlocked at Level 50, and possibly The Gambler for earning 10,000 Zack Dollars at the Casino.

Have fun!

A text-based Walkthrough by JaeKin which includes a list of the women's Liked Gifts:

TheInsanityInc has a great Trophy Guide here:

A tip by braveglieri for Earning Owner Money:

A list of Owner Level Unlocks:

Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List:

Nioh DLC Dragon of the North Coming May 2

Koei Tecmo just announced that their first of three planned DLC packs for Nioh, titled Dragon of the North, will be available on May 2.


The Nioh DLC Dragon of the North will include a new region with original stages, new Yokai to battle, and a new weapon called the odachi, as well as new armor, magic, ninja skills, and new Guardian Spirits to equip. Also, a free PVP will be released simultaneiously with the DLC.


Naoki Tamura, Localisation Producer for Team Ninja, had this to say about the Nioh DLC:

“Dragon of the North follows on from William’s valiant struggle in the main game. Rumours have emerged from the Oshu region that its ambitious ruler, Masume Date (the “one-eyed dragon”) is secretly gathering spirit stones. With the Yokai flourishing in Oshu, turmoil and unrest is inevitable…”


Available on May 2, Dragon of the North will be priced at US$9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99, or free for Nioh season pass holders.


The next two DLC packs are listed as Defiant Honor and Bloodshed’s End.


While it’s still too early to know whether or not the Nioh DLC Dragon of the North or the PVP will be including any additonal Trophies, we will update this article if/when a list becomes available.