Koei Tecmo has announced a playable Alpha demo of PS4 exclusive Nioh. This demo will be available to all the PS4 users in North America, Europe and Japan on April 26th. It will be a time limited Alpha demo and the Alpha will end on May 5th.
Nioh is an upcoming action RPG from Koei Tecmo that mixes the intensity of Dark Souls combat with a third person camera and Japanese mythology like in Onimusha series. It was originally revealed for the PS4 at E3 2015 and it is currently confirmed for a release in 2016.
You can watch the trailer for the Alpha demo announcement below.
Koei Tecmo talked about the demo on the official PlayStation blog and confirmed that the full game will be released in 2016. Koei Tecmo’s General Producer, Kou Shibusawa had the following to say regarding the game.
“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.”
Nioh is set to release exclusively on the PS4 in 2016. Hopefully we will get a release date announcement at the upcoming E3.