Koei Tecmo made one hell of an impression at Gamescom with a brutal new trailer for the fantasy samurai RPG Nioh, which will be receiving a new beta demo on August 23rd ahead of its release date towards the end of 2016.
Forget Final Fantasy XV; this is the only new Japanese RPG you need to play this year! Unfortunately, given the Land of the Rising Sun’s strict restrictions on video game violence, it was confirmed a while ago that the gore will be toned down in the Japanese release of Nioh. Sigh.
Nioh Gamescom Gameplay Trailer (Beta Demo):
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.
Nioh not only incorporates iconic elements from Japanese folklore such as samurai and supernatural creatures, the game also offers the exhilaration of an authentic samurai sword fight straight from Team NINJA. Nioh is guaranteed to challenge players in a way that makes every mission feel earned and their accomplishments worthwhile.
Nioh is in development exclusively for the PS4 system. For more news and information on Nioh, visit the official website at teamninja-studio.com.