During the recent PlayStation Experience event, Sony Computer Entertainment (America) and Koei Tecmo announced they would be bringing the dark, samurai-centric action RPG Nioh to Western markets. Available exclusively on the PlayStation 4, this game has been in development by 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.
They hope that Nioh will “challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile”.
No release date for Nioh has currently been confirmed, but they plan to unveil more information on this action RPG in the coming months.