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Nioh Launching 2016 on PS4, Demo Out This Month

Peter Garza's Avatar Posted by Overseas Producer, Team NINJA

Anticipation and excitement… this is what we felt after our announcement of Nioh at PlayStation Experience. Now, we’re back with even more exciting news — an Alpha Demo arriving this month! This is your chance to experience first-hand the deep and authentic samurai combat that’s coming exclusively to PS4.

Developed under the direction of Kou Shibusawa, Hisashi Koinuma, and Team Ninja, Nioh will challenge your skill, your patience, and your strategy — can you survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai?

“Ten years have passed since Nioh was originally announced. Even during all that time though, gamers would always ask about it at events like E3 and Gamescom. We always felt support from the gamers around the world for this title.

“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 — Nioh.”
–Kou Shibusawa, General Producer

Nioh on PS4Nioh on PS4

“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.

“We will give gamers a taste of this all-new experience in the Alpha Demo releasing this month. But it will only be available for a limited time so play it while you can! Players who manage to clear a stage of this the Alpha Demo will be able to download The Mark of the Conqueror DLC. This will entitle you to some special DLC in the full game.

Nioh on PS4

“We also want to hear your feedback on the game! We will hold an online survey while the demo is available so let us know what you think and how we can make it even more fun.”
–Team Ninja

The Alpha Demo will be available from April 26 through May 5 only. We hope you enjoy this first glimpse into the world of Nioh, and look forward to hearing what you think about our game!

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April 4th, 5:03 am

Thanks! Definitely going to download it.

    raziel3378 said:

    April 4th, 5:15 am

    Game looks great can’t wait to download and play this ps exclusive too I’m excited my kind of game.

    yentair said:

    April 4th, 11:58 am

    Does anyone else think the main character looks like The Witcher? I didn’t know Geralt of Rivia moved to Japan.

    johnscotland74 said:

    April 9th, 1:38 pm

    Looks amazing cant wate for this

Kazesama said:

April 4th, 5:15 am

Thanks for releasing a demo!

joyrul96 said:

April 4th, 5:18 am

My most anticipated PS4 exclusive this year!

Cannot wait!!!

tusunami said:

April 4th, 5:19 am

I like games like this will for sure be downloading the demo & playing this alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris_sandler said:

April 4th, 5:22 am

Really glad you are releasing a Demo! :D
Im really going to try it out and enjoy much as possible.

saab01 said:

April 4th, 5:36 am

Looking really good I love how a demo is being released will defiantly download it. I love hack and slash games like this looking forward to the demo when it releases in a couple weeks.

    Pidgeman75 said:

    April 5th, 5:33 am

    “Defiantly download it”? Who said you couldn’t?

supvic said:

April 4th, 5:41 am

HA! So this is why Capcom are finally working on a new Onimusha, because they don’t want Koei Tecmo stealing their thunder, well it’s too late! Been waiting since the PS2 era for an Onimusha sequel but they’re too obsessed with Resi Evil.

gaatwel said:

April 4th, 5:47 am

I hope the game will be good because im never happy with the name KOEI , but we will see.
I hope it will be a sort of Ninja Gaiden x Onimusha x Dark Soul

joepatton said:

April 4th, 6:05 am

Really excited for this! It looks like the onimusha sequel we have all wanted for a long time.

Dr_Gamer377 said:

April 4th, 6:10 am

Oh man, I’m more excited about this game then uncharted 4 and dark souls 3 combined.

aikonbr said:

April 4th, 6:14 am

Is this a open alpha demo? I mean, everyone will can download?


April 4th, 6:56 am

Looking forward to this. Thank you both PlayStation & Team Ninja.

XvLDark said:

April 4th, 7:50 am

The game looks sick! Definately will be playing this, and free dlc for demo beaters?? And its not dven xmas yet!!

JuggaloHomie4321 said:

April 4th, 7:51 am

This looks badass can’t wait to try it out

reson8er said:

April 4th, 7:58 am

This game looks amazing, and the thought of Ninja Gaiden style action with Dark Souls style game play….well if you guys can pull it off, will be special. I very much look forward to trying out the demo when it hits. Thanks!

tusunami said:

April 4th, 8:20 am

And to think people complain where are the AAA games at they will show up when there ready.

Mosqutus said:

April 4th, 8:59 am

This game looks great. I’m really looking forward to see how the game plays. I’m glad a demo is released. I believe demo’s help drive sales and more developers should release demo’s, especially on nee IP’s.

BlaqMagiq24 said:

April 4th, 9:05 am

This is one demo I will DEFINITELY be trying out. This game looks to be Feudal Japan meets Dark Souls. I hope the demo delivers. If so, this could be a Day 1 buy for me.

BeerManMike said:

April 4th, 9:30 am

Combat looks clunky.

lisatsunami said:

April 4th, 10:32 am

Trailer looked great. I will try the demo.

finaler said:

April 4th, 11:20 am

This looks pretty good. Glad to see a samurai type game come out.

SureBigBuster said:

April 4th, 11:36 am

Dark Souls with ninjas!!! YES!!!

rudetoy said:

April 4th, 11:38 am

Is this game going to be a physical retail release or digital only?

    KwietStorm said:

    April 4th, 12:03 pm

    Why would it be digital only?

    rudetoy said:

    April 4th, 12:14 pm

    No idea if it’s going to be digital only or not. That’s why I asked.

KwietStorm said:

April 4th, 12:03 pm

Oh crap another demo. It’s like it’s ’98 all over again.

kidson2004 said:

April 4th, 12:04 pm

If this is THE closest thing I’ll get to a new Onimusha, I’m all for it. Truth be told, this looks SICK!!! If Capcom wasn’t paying attention or is making a new Onimusha, they better be more aware now and take notes.

KazeEternal said:

April 4th, 1:09 pm

would be nice if the video wasn’t private.

    rudetoy said:

    April 4th, 1:30 pm

    Ohhhhh, it’s THAT kind of video….ugh.

OnTheBus666 said:

April 4th, 3:15 pm

Soooo pumped for this game! I heard the script was a shelved Kurosawa project is that correct?

Jawad2607 said:

April 4th, 3:23 pm

Imma Play This Awesome Demo
I’ve Never Heard Of This Nioh Game


LeFive5 said:

April 4th, 3:32 pm

Wow! Thanks Team Ninja!

Saimy69 said:

April 4th, 3:58 pm

Ah come on, why does a demo have an end date.

FreshRevenge said:

April 4th, 4:59 pm

Looks like Geralt of Rivia. Should of been a masked hero. So unimaginative in creating a male character that looks exactly like the next guy.

    furley4520 said:

    April 5th, 4:21 am

    At first sight I thought it was him ( with a shave of course).

rudetoy said:

April 4th, 5:41 pm

I’m getting a kind of Ninja version of Dark Souls….agreed?

ucsmjc97 said:

April 4th, 5:50 pm

Looks really cool im definitely going to download the demo.

Sinarong said:

April 4th, 5:50 pm

So is this game’s play style basically sorta kinda like From Software’s Dark Souls, Demon Souls, etc? Like the no difficulty and crazy amount of damage taken.

Raptor_Taco said:

April 4th, 7:01 pm

“This is your chance to experience first-hand the deep and authentic samurai combat.”

Authentic samurai combat? Someone didn’t watch the trailer. Must not have been old enough to pass the age gate.

Fupri said:

April 4th, 7:23 pm

A demo? What’s that? /s

C4PT41N-x-H0WDY said:

April 5th, 1:13 am

Sooo.. Samurai Souls? Eh, I might look into it. Looks very sluggish in the trailer, i’ll decide after the demo. Hope I enjoy it!
Thanks for something new.

IcedDice777 said:

April 5th, 4:14 am

The witcher reincarnated as a Samurai !

Seriously, I’ve been waiting for this game since it was announced for the PS3 years ago. Will definitely buy it for the PS4. DAY 1.

Peter Garza, pass the word to the Team Ninja Overlords that Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2 need to be REMASTERED at 1080p / 60fps for the PS4.

Thank you :)

    Roe-Destroyer said:

    April 5th, 6:42 am

    I second that iceddice777 this game looks great and I will be buying it but ninja gaiden 1 and 2 deserve a ps4 remaster or remake

furley4520 said:

April 5th, 4:19 am

I think the guys looks like “the Witcher” also. PlayStation is really stepping up in the gaming world. I can’t wait to play this game.

don_farshad said:

April 5th, 8:35 am

This game looks amazing, defnitely will be buying it

SpraykwoN said:

April 5th, 9:30 am

Anyone know if the full game is a Digital release only?

Hopefully not since I try to buy all my stuff in physical form.

    SaviorMachine said:

    April 9th, 12:50 pm

    Your PSN handle is fantastic

CrimsonPaw said:

April 5th, 11:13 am

Watching some gameplay reminds me of the Tenchu games – not sure if it’s just the setting, but the combat seems somewhat similar. Could this be my first 2016 gaming purchase?

Welmosca said:

April 5th, 12:52 pm

I remember seeing this game here on the Blog…the video was accidentally switched with the one supposed to be Ni No Kuni,I’m glad that happened or I’m not sure I would know about Nioh.Game looked great and it still does I’m more than glad that an alpha is coming to PS4…when I saw the announcement video it already felt as a “must-buy” but it’ll be great to get ma hands on it before buying.Can’t wait…been itching for a good hack n’ slash on PS4.
Also you guys said 10 years since the game was originally announced?…damn I’ve never heard of Nioh before the PS Experience announcement.

BTW is only the alpha exclusive to PS4 or the game itself is PS4 exclusive?

Also I gotta say the guy from Nioh looks a lot like Geralt.

Arwiny said:

April 5th, 7:04 pm

Cant wait to try this out, seems like a mix of Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls, which both are very highly ranked on my personal best ever list =)

hagai1999473 said:

April 5th, 10:04 pm

To my its look laik wicer 3 and cindh middel erft sadow for moerdor I theink its going to be awesome game

Thienmajx1 said:

April 12th, 2:05 am

Must try. I really love this type of game

fireAce08 said:

April 13th, 11:22 pm

Can’t wait! Finally, a cool looking hack n slash for the ps4. Just hope it has the same fast movement as ninja gaiden does..

    Decayed805 said:

    April 19th, 9:44 pm

    Dark souls 3. Bloodborne. Great hack n slash rpg that require patience and skill

Guylliam said:

April 19th, 8:32 am

Can’t find the demo on the store.

    Guylliam said:

    April 19th, 8:32 am


Decayed805 said:

April 19th, 9:42 pm

The counters and the magic skills look amazing. Play style and looting also look great. Im stoked for this. i have beaten dark souls 3 twice in 70 hours. Working on 3rd playthrough. Hope this game has the replayability that the soul series do. Im confident i can beat the demo in the given time frame. The DLC would be nice to have as i am for sure buying this when the full release happens. Solely on the fact that it is a soul type game. I love these and will back any attemp to make more. Worth every penny imo

DarkAngelbf2 said:

April 21st, 8:30 pm

The moment I heard EpicNameBro mention this title in one of his podcasts, I HAD to check it out. Upon seeing it, I realized that it looks like it’d be loads of fun, as it is inspired by the Dark souls series. I love Souls, and I love samurai, so this game should be a win.

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