Nioh Developer Classifies Game As PS4 Exclusive; New Visuals Released


Although Team Ninja’s Nioh was presented as a console-exclusive during the Playstation Experience, Koei Tecmo’s latest press releases mentions that samurai-centric action RPG is in fact coming exclusively to the PS4.

Koei Tecmo’s press release doesn’t mention the term console-exclusive in any way, and instead explicitly states that the game is releasing exclusively on Sony’s Playstation 4.

At the recent PlayStation Experience event in San Francisco, CA, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and KOEI TECMO 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.

The term console-exclusive could imply that the game will also be releasing on PC. Koei Tecmo's press release contradicts this however. Whether this is a miscommunication between Koei Tecmo and Sony is unknown, but it sure causes some confusion.

Nioh new screenshots and art

Alongside the press release, Koei Tecmo has released a batch of new screenshots and a single piece of Nioh art, which can be viewed in the gallery below.

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.

The samurai-centric action RPG is targeting a PS4 release in 2016. Set during the Sengoku period in Japan, Nioh is based on a script by film director Akira Kurosawa.