NiOh Gets New 4K Gameplay Footage
NiOh is another entry in the “Souls-like” genre. Players are thrust into the role of William, a samurai who is very loosely based on William Adams, and are tasked with conquering all sorts of nasty demons in ancient Japan. Demons aren’t the only creatures that you will encounter, as you’ll be dealing with other humans as well, and the combat presents a wide range of options for you on how to proceed. You can read our detailed NiOh hands-on HERE. Today during a livestream from Tokyo, Koei Tecmo showcased new gameplay and a trailer of the upcoming PS4 exclusive NiOh, introduced by Director Fumihiko Yasuda.
The first trailer below showcases the first meeting between the protagonist William and the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. In the video William speaks in English even though the rest of the dialogue is in Japanese. The video also shows another historical figure, Hattori Hanzo, who will help William through his travels across Japan’s unstable and demon-infested lands. Koei Tecmo released it in 4K resolution, and you can check that out here:
The gameplay includes a portion of the Iga stage (seen below), in which William visits a Ninja manor that proves to be full of enemies, and more. During the gameplay footage, William wears the Crimson Master Armor, which is the armor traditionally associated with Sanada Yukimura, and that appears in the recently released Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru. It will be granted to those who purchase the digital deluxe edition of the game on the PlayStation Store during the first week after release. At the end of the gameplay segment, we get to see a brand new boss in action, the giant Frog-like demon ninja-master named Ohgama, who was introduced among the latest screenshots released for the game, alongside the Iga stage itself.
NiOh will release in North America on February 7th, 2017, exclusively for PS4, published directly by Sony Interactive Entertainment. European gamers will have to wait one more day, on February 8th, while Japan will get the game last, on February 9th.