Koei Tecmo’s Nioh resurrected as a PS4 samurai action RPG

NIOH_logoKoei Tecmo’s bad-ass looking supernatural-themed samurai action RPG title once slated for a PS3 release (in 2007!) is back in development as a PS4 title.

The game is headed to the PlayStation 4 exclusively, and is under the direction and development of Team Ninja, Kou Shibusawa and Hisashi Koinuma.  Fans of the Ninja Gaiden series may have something comparable to look forward to if the first media is anything to go by. There’s no release date or other details as of yet.

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PlayStation Experience 2015: NIOH – PSX Trailer | PS4:

PlayStation Experience 2015: NIOH - PSX Trailer | PS4

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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 NiohFacebook page at www.facebook.com/NiohOfficial, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.