TRAILER | PS4 Monday, December 7, 2015 | 4:24 PM

Nioh: HQ trailer and screens

Nioh: HQ trailer and screens

Following the announcement that Nioh will also get a Western release on PlayStation 4, here is the very high quality (80Mbps) trailer at 60fps that we got along with screenshots showing how the dark action-RPG from Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja looks like.



KOEI TECMO AND SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC. ANNOUNCE WESTERN RELEASE OF NIOH
EXCLUSIVELY ON PLAYSTATION®4

Epic Samurai-centric Action RPG Combines All-Star Talents of
Kou Shibusawa, Hisashi Koinuma, and Team NINJA


Hertfordshire, 07 December 2015 – At the recent PlayStation Experience event in San Francisco, CA, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and KOEI TECMO announced that Nioh, a dark, samurai-centric action RPG, will be coming to the west exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Nioh has been in development under the direction of Kou Shibusawa, Hisashi Koinuma, and Team NINJA.

In 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 samurai’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, Nioh will challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile. More information on this comprehensive, action-packed RPG experience will be released in the coming months.

For more news and information on Nioh, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoeurope.com/nioh, Like the official Nioh Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NiohOfficial, and become part of the #KTfamily by following us on twitter @koeitecmoeurope

PSX Trailer (80Mbps)

All comments

Commented on 2015-12-07 16:49:03
Loved what I saw of the battle system, it feels very fast paced, but also tactical like Bloodborne's battle system - not implying it's on the same level, only that the former reminded me of the latter.

I hope Team Ninja delivers on Nioh, their last games haven't been much to speak of, with the worst offender being that Z game with Ryu Hayabusa's "nemesis" ninja that shall not be named in respect of Ninja Gaiden fans.
Commented on 2015-12-07 16:49:05
80mbps! WOW
Commented on 2015-12-07 17:12:29
Character looks so japanese!

Real talk: looks meh.
Why didnt they make him look more japanese and samurai like?
I expected him to look like this
http://41.media.tumblr.com/9ebe151126b3d2d2876266d3646dc3c6/tumblr_n1ek9gEPPT1rdsqfmo1_500.jpg

Interms of gameplay, its faster and more stylish which is TN for sure, but it has stamina based combat so i am not that big of a fan of it.
At first i was hyped but after playing Dark Souls for a week by trying to get into the combat style, it changed my view on it.

I dont know, maybe if one of my friends buy it and then he can gameshare it with me lol
For now i am 50/50 on it.

PS. Why didnt they add Ninja Gaiden's decpatiation engine in this game? it would be so damn visceral and satistfying.
Commented on 2015-12-07 17:14:00
Is it really necessary? 80 Mbps…
Commented on 2015-12-07 17:16:24 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Character looks so japanese!

Real talk: looks meh.
Why didnt they make him look more japanese and samurai like?
I expected him to look like this
http://41.media.tumblr.com/9ebe151126b3d2d2876266d3646dc3c6/tumblr_n1ek9gEPPT1rdsqfmo1_500.jpg

Interms of gameplay, its faster and more stylish which is TN for sure, but it has stamina based combat so i am not that big of a fan of it.
At first i was hyped but after playing Dark Souls for a week by trying to get into the combat style, it changed my view on it.

I dont know, maybe if one of my friends buy it and then he can gameshare it with me lol
For now i am 50/50 on it.

PS. Why didnt they add Ninja Gaiden's decpatiation engine in this game? it would be so damn visceral and satistfying.
Because he is not Japanese, he is William Adams, an Englishman.
Commented on 2015-12-07 17:22:40 In reply to Sath
Have you ever seen Sword of the Stranger (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1121794/ )? To me, it's the best Samurai anime and both main warriors are foreigners.
Commented on 2015-12-07 17:30:26 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Nathaniel_Wu
Because he is not Japanese, he is William Adams, an Englishman.
LOL well then, i did not know that.
Posted by Sdarts
Have you ever seen Sword of the Stranger (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1121794/ )? To me, it's the best Samurai anime and both main warriors are foreigners.
I like it ALOT, especially the music.
Also the main character was japanese, it was the blonde one that was from china.
Commented on 2015-12-07 17:54:20
The game runs at 60fps and looks like Gaiden Souls. Can't wait.
Commented on 2015-12-07 17:58:54
main character reminds me of Soki in Onimusha: Dawn Of Dreams, i really miss Onimusha series. i hope Capcom make a new one someday.
this game looks promising.
Commented on 2015-12-07 18:25:13
Looks like Ninja Gaiden and Onimusha are having a baby! And it looks pretty good.
Commented on 2015-12-07 18:26:37 In reply to Sath
The main character was not Japanese he had to dye his hair to avoid sticking out. He was a foreigner like the main foe.
Commented on 2015-12-07 18:29:38
Looks like tonnes of fun, looking forward to seeing more!
Commented on 2015-12-07 19:00:14
this's Tecom's answer to Dark Souls, I want to see what Sega and Capcom can do, the Japanese are good at this genre/style.
Commented on 2015-12-07 19:03:32 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I like it ALOT, especially the music.
Also the main character was japanese, it was the blonde one that was from china.
I love it! And the main character is a foreigner, try to remember the part about he dying his hair black, because it's red. And how the whole process uses that thing that stinks a lot, at which point he mentions he only does that to fit in.

A huge part of the story is how both the Japanese and Chinese used these foreign people as warriors to fight their battles. With neither Japan nor China coming out as the "good guys". In the end, they both fought not for nationality or because they were ordered to, but because of what they believed in and because it's something they wanted to do for their own reasons.

While it's never revealed, I believe the blonde guy is from Russia and Nanashi is from Ireland. Though it's only my speculation.

I hope that the revelation of the main character being a foreigner doesn't make the anime less in your eyes.

PS. "melodeon" beat me to it, only saw his/her message after posting mine.
Commented on 2015-12-07 20:31:15
But Nanashi's face look so japanese though, so with his black face he looks like he is pure japanese which i liked.
Commented on 2015-12-07 21:01:28 In reply to Sath
Sanada Hiroyuki, my favourite japanese actor. Great choice. For me....I don´t understand, why there always have to be some zombies and shit, when it comes to samurai games. I want something purely about swordfighting, nice graphics and not some stupid jumps and rolls and ridiculous movements. Just samurai game with a nice story and music like mix of traditional and something like from Tasogare Seibei.
Commented on 2015-12-07 22:06:49 In reply to Zat
I still love his past works, specially Tasogare Seibei (The Twilight Samurai), but after seeing his acting in both Helix and Extant, in which he acted extremely poorly, I lost some faith in his acting skills. He also acted badly, though not much, in The Wolverine.

To be fair, those shows were bad, but his acting was even worse than the other actors. Not sure if Sanada has problems with acting in foreign movies and TV shows as a non-Japanese, since when acting in Japanese movies or portraying Samurais, he nails it. But that's how it looked to me.
Commented on 2015-12-08 03:31:44
was the gold looking helper ai or another player?

gonna buy this when it comes out, looks really cool
Commented on 2015-12-08 05:57:05
Just a reminder of how much we need Onimusha. This has potential but I'm skeptical. Looks like the heads pop off ever time...even with an arrow?
Commented on 2015-12-08 07:49:17 In reply to Sdarts
Yes...You are right. I don't remember, if I somehow found his skill lacking in Wolverine movie, but maybe You are right about foreign movies and his roles. Anyway....I mainly love his older and japanese movies only. I think he is true successor to Mifune Toshiro. Even his movies are not that super action, it's a joy to watch it. :-) BTW he is one of the reasons why I liked Last Samurai movie with Tom Cruise. In fact...there are three reasons. Sanada, most realistic ninjas attack I've seen so far (IMO) and the music.
Commented on 2015-12-08 08:04:47
Man this looks awesome I love the combo its like Dark Souls & Onimusha & some Ninja Gaiden and it looks sexy with nice graphics.

Love what I am seeing.
Commented on 2015-12-08 08:33:17
After rewatching it, yeah i want it lol
I guess i will close one eye for the stamina since everything else is great to me.
Commented on 2015-12-09 06:38:57
I'm down for another Onimus.... err the final release of Nioh :p
Commented on 2015-12-09 13:33:16
Hoping the ai will be more agressive than what we have seen so far. Other than that i like what i see, loved Onimusha series, so i'm down for something as close as possible to it ;)
Commented on 2015-12-10 01:23:44
sigma remaster please

About the game
  • Nioh
  • PS4
  • Published by Koei Tecmo
  • Developed by Team Ninja
  • French release: February 9 2017
  • US release: February 9 2017
  • Japanese release: February 9 2017


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