News by Dylan C.
Koei Tecmo have announced today that upcoming dark fantasy action-RPG Nioh will be getting a downloadable demo exclusively for PlayStation 4. The Alpha Demo for Nioh will be available for download via the PlayStation Store between the 26 April and 5 May.
Nioh is a samurai-centric third-person ARPG that is set in a time of civil war in feudal Japan. Nioh will feature supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore as well as a brutal, visceral combat system reminiscent of the studio’s previous Ninja Gaiden series.
Kou Shibusawa, Nioh’s General Producer, explains:
“Ten years have passed since Nioh was originally announced. During all that time gamers would always ask about it at events like E3 and Gamescom. We always felt support from gamers around the world for this title and now finally, Nioh – a game created with the entire power of Koei Tecmo – will be released in 2016. In appreciation to all the fans who have waited so long, and in order to have gamers everywhere try Nioh as soon as possible, we will release the Alpha Demo this month. We hope you enjoy overcoming the challenges in this masocore take on samurai action.”
Additionally, players who manage to clear a stage of the demo will be awarded The Mark of the Conqueror DLC from the PlayStation Store as a reward, which will give players access to exclusive in-game content upon the final game’s official launch.
Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja will also launch an online survey to gather player feedback in anticipation for Nioh’s final release. Nioh was one of the games showcased at PlayStation Experience 2015 and was definitely a highlight with its bloody, fiery, hi-octane combat combined with its creepy looking monster designs. It reminds me a little of Dark Souls, both visually and mechanically, which is a very, very good thing.
Check out the the PSX trailer below to whet your appetite:
– Dylan C.