Nioh PS4 Game’s Cutscene, Animated Story Video Streamed
KOEI Tecmo Games began streaming an cutscene from the Nioh “dark warring-states action RPG” for the PlayStation 4 on Saturday as part of its “Greatest Games Lineup in History” presentation. The cutscene features the player character William meeting with Tokugawa Ieyasu.
KOEI Tecmo also streamed a story movie, the first chapter in a video series titled “Nioh Legend.”
The game launches for the PlayStation 4 on February 7 in North America, February 8 in Europe, and February 9 in Japan.
Team Ninja (Dead or Alive series, Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade) is developing the game. The game received an alpha demo from April 26 to May 5 and a beta demo from August 23 to September 6. Those who cleared a stage of the alpha demo will get “The Mark of the Conqueror” DLC from the PLAYSTATION Network once the game officially launches. Additionally, those who completed the alpha demo will receive the “Onryoma Helmet,” while those who completed the beta demo will receive the “Hinoenma Helmet.”
KOEI Tecmo Games Europe describes the game as follows:
In the dark, fantasy action RPG 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. Players will face off against other samurai in epic sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements offering a level of difficulty that will truly test even the most hardened samurai’s skills, patience, and strategy.
KOEI Tecmo Games’ general producer Kou Shibusawa is working on the game. Before it merged with Tecmo, KOEI had previously announced the game, then Romanized as Ni-Oh, as a PlayStation 3 release in 2004. At the time, it was based on concepts from the late acclaimed film director Akira Kurosawa (The Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ran).