Yesterday, Koei Tecmo confirmed Team Ninja's sublime Nioh would be making the jump to PC this November. Packing all the DLC, 4K support, and graphical enhancements, it promises to be the definitive version of Nioh. This odyssey through supernatural Japan doesn't exactly go on easy on your rig though. Brace yourselves, here are the official Nioh system requirements.

Nioh Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 100GB Available Hard Drive Space

Nioh Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 100GB Available Hard Drive Space

Well, uh, that's not entirely what we were expecting. Nioh is a decent looking game, no doubt about it, but right here we have some very lofty minimum system requirements indeed. On paper, these are some of the highest yet seen. As an absolute minimum requirement, Nioh demands a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 280. There's a bit of performance disparity there, but the GeForce GTX 780 is a four-year-old flagship graphics card. For a more modern equivalent, a 4GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should do the job. Likewise, a Radeon RX 570 for AMD Radeon users. VRAM is liable to be the bulk of the issue here, and any GPU with at least 3GB GDDR5 memory can hopefully run Nioh just fine.

In terms of the recommended specs for Nioh, these are kind of a bit more in-line with we expect from a modern AAA title. Again, the GeForce GTX 1060 is a much more capable graphics card than the Radeon R9 380X, so I'd suggest a GTX 970 should run Nioh just fine.

And now for the elephant in the room. Or should I say the final elephant in an elephant-filled room? Nioh requires 100GB hard drive space for installation. Let's contact Guinness, we've got a new record for the size of a game at launch. The caveat is that Nioh: Complete Edition includes all of the DLC released for the game, totalling three expansion packs. Nioh's big then, but its actual download size should be significantly smaller (probably ~60GB).

Lastly, there are Nioh's RAM requirements, which are actually pretty reasonable. 6GB's enough if you can shut down other running processes, while 8GB RAM will give you a little more breathing room for running Nioh stably.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Nioh System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Nioh GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Nioh Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.