Koei Tecmo Revives Nioh for PS4 in 2016
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Koei Tecmo Games showed a teaser trailer announcing its "dark warring-states action RPG" Nioh during the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference on Tuesday. Koei Tecmo Games will release Nioh exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in 2016. Koei Tecmo Games also began streaming the teaser trailer on the same day.
The game follows William, a blond-haired, blue-eyed samurai who arrived in Japan during the Age of Warring States, when the land was beset with supernatural entities.
Koei Tecmo Games' general producer Kou Shibusawa is working on the game. Team Ninja is also attached to the project. Before it merged with Tecmo, Koei had previously announced the game, then Romanized as Ni-Oh, as a PlayStation 3 release in 2004. At the time, it was based on concepts from the late acclaimed film director Akira Kurosawa (The Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ran).
Koei Tecmo Games also announced a sequel to its Toukiden PSP and PS Vita game during the press conference.