Seeing as it was originally announced all the way back in 2004, it almost seems kind of surreal that Nioh is now finally available to buy. Lord knows we waited long enough.
Most of the early reviews for the hacky slashy dark fantasy samurai adventure have been nothing short of spectacular, something proudly displayed in the accolades trailer below. I think we can probably expect Nioh to hit it big at next year’s Game Awards, although most of you probably won’t even have reached the end by then. From what I hear, it’s supposed to be even more difficult than Dark Souls. If you’re planning on buying this, I hope you don’t mind dying.
Nioh is a dark, samurai-centric, action RPG developed by Koei Tecmo Games exclusively for the PlayStation®4 platform.
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.