PR: Koei Tecmo Announces Nioh is Coming to the West

Monday, December 7th, 2015

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Do you remember that one Koei Tecmo game during Tokyo Game Show, with the Geralt-looking samurai that had a sort of Dark Souls atmosphere to it? That’s Nioh, and it’s coming our way in the future on the PlayStation 4. If you were a fan of Capcom’s Onimusha series, or you’re looking for a Souls fix, this game might be right up your alley. Here’s the press release from Koei Tecmo America, and we have the PlayStation Experience trailer and screens for you too. Enjoy!


 

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KOEI TECMO AMERICA 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

BURLINGAME, Calif. – December 7, 2015 – At the recent PlayStation Experience event in San Francisco, CA, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and KOEI TECMO America 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.koeitecmoamerica.com/nioh, Like the official Nioh Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NiohOfficial, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.


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  • Josh S.

    This reminds me SO MUCH of Onimusha, at least visually.

  • Wolfe

    Dark Souls + Onimusha + Ninja Gaiden = I’m in.