Nioh Alpha Demo Available on April 26, New Trailer Shows off Gameplay

April 4, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

A PlayStation 4-exclusive action RPG, Nioh from Team Ninja is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2016 in North America and Europe, publisher Koei Tecmo announced today.

If you want to play Nioh early, an Alpha Demo will be available to download and play from April 26 through May 5 only, offering a “first glimpse into the world of Nioh.” You’ll be able to give Team Ninja feedback during the demo period via an online survey, and anyone who completes a stage within the demo will receive The Mark of the Conqueror DLC for the full game.

General Producer Kou Shibusawa said:

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.

Team Ninja added, “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.”

[Source: PS Blog]