Hi everyone! Back between 26th April and 5th May, Team NINJA released the alpha demo to give you the first glimpse into the world of Nioh. In just 10 days, over 850,000 gamers around the world took up the challenge and we collected valuable feedback through an online survey. Team NINJA team has read through the feedback and is working on improvements to the game.
Today, we’re happy to reveal that the second downloadable demo will be available for download and play via PlayStation Store from 23rd August until 6th September! After this period, download and play of the demo will be disabled.
Within the beta demo more of the rewarding (yet dangerous) gameplay from the alpha will be present. A new dojo stage will feature an intense training session which teaches the basics of Nioh’s fast paced combat system. Players will also be able to explore a yet to be announced stage. A selection of new Katana, Spears, Axes and Hammers will be available to collect to uniquely suit their gameplay style.
Nioh follows the tale of the first western Samurai, William Adams, and his journey to Japan, players will discover a deep, enticing world enriched with lore. They will face daunting and overpowering creatures, and have to learn how each fights to successfully defeat them, with rewarding gameplay which will encourage them to learn their enemies’ tactics to gain the advantage in battle.
The protagonist, William, is not alone against the perilous Yokai – he will be accompanied by a diverse cast of characters which will aid him on his travels across Japan. Hanzo Hattori, the head of the ninja clan retained by Ieyasu Tokugawa, is William’s guide through the country.
Ginchiyo Tachibana (wife of Muneshige, the head of the Tachibana clan), also helps William on his quest with her skilled fighting abilities. she has her own Raiken as a guardian spirit, creatures which control the element of Thunder, that come together to perform a devastating special attack.
Scheduled for launch in 2016, Nioh is in development exclusively for PS4. For more news and more information about Nioh, please follow the official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Niohofficial/