Nioh, the Onimusha/Dark Souls inspired game featuring Geralt of Rivia’s twin brother from Koei Tecmo (publisher) and Team Ninja (developer), will have an alpha demo available for download on April 26th. It will playable until May 5th at which time both the download and the option to play the demo will be disabled.
Set in a time of civil war in Japan, Nioh not only incorporates classic elements such as samurai and supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore, but also offers the exhilaration of an authentic samurai sword fight straight from Team NINJA, the team that defined brutal action games. This time-limited demo gives interested fans a very narrow window of opportunity to take an early look at Team Ninja’s under-development title.
Kou Shibusawa, the game’s General Producer, comments: “Ten years have passed since Nioh was originally announced. During all that time gamers would always ask about it at events like E3 and Gamescom. We always felt support from gamers around the world for this title and now finally, Nioh – a game created with the entire power of Koei Tecmo – will be released in 2016. In appreciation to all the fans who have waited so long, and in order to have gamers everywhere try Nioh as soon as possible, we will release the Alpha Demo this month. We hope you enjoy overcoming the challenges in this masocore take on samurai action .”
Aiming to challenge players in a unique way that heightens their sense of accomplishment, this Alpha Demo will offer a rare chance to experience the deep and authentic samurai combat of Niohand allow access to special rewards! All players who manage to clear a stage of the demo will be awarded ‘The Mark of the Conqueror’ DLC from the PlayStation®Store. Limited to those who play through the demo this DLC will allow players to download exclusive in-game content upon the final game’s official launch.
Additionally, KOEI TECMO GAMES and Team NINJA will launch an online survey for the Nioh Alpha Demo to encourage and welcome player feedback. To thank participants, an original wallpaper for smartphones will be available to all who answer the survey.
More information on Nioh and its beautifully unique universe will be released in the coming months. In the meantime, stay up-to-date on all news and announcements via the official site at http://teamninja-studio.com/nioh/uk, Like Nioh and KOEI TECMO Europe on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Niohofficial and www.facebook.com/koeigames, www.facebook.com/tecmoeurope, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO Europe on Twitter at @koeitecmoeurope and Team NINJA Twitter at @TeamNINJAStudio.
Nioh is set to launch sometime during 2016.