Some new info for Nioh has been released and its the most news we ever got so farÂ despite debuting as long as a decade ago. Sony and Koei Tecmo have both stated Nioh will be releasing exclusively on the Playstation 4 in the west. NiohÂ has been in development under the direction of Kou Shibusawa, Hisashi Koinuma, and Team NINJA of (DOA and Ninja Gaiden). In Nioh you play with a blonde Samurai named William trying to get rid of the evil demons known as Yokai in a feudal Japan setting. Here’s an excerpt with more details coming from Koei Tecmo.
“InÂ Nioh, players will traverse war-torn Japan as William, a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai. Known as Yokai, these demons inhabit a number of dangerous locations and lie in wait in the shadows to ambush unsuspecting victims. Players will also face off with other samurai in supernatural sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements offering a level of difficulty that will truly test even the most hardened samuraiâ€™s skills, patience, and strategy.
Offering a deep and original storyline that takes place during the Warring States Period of Japanese history alongside strategic sword-fighting action,Â NiohÂ will challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile. “
As seen in some gameplay videos of Nioh it looks to have influences from the Soul’s Series which have grounded and strategic combat. For more on Nioh tune in with Dual Pixels as we get more updates in the future.