Koei Tecmo to Release Nioh PS4 Game in the West
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Koei Tecmo Games revealed at the PlayStation Experience event on Saturday that it will release the "dark warring-states action RPG" Nioh in the West. Koei Tecmo Games will release Nioh exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in 2016.
Sony is currently streaming a gameplay trailer for Nioh that it showed at the event on Saturday.
KOEI Tecmo Games' Team Ninja (Dead or Alive series, Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade) is developing the game. The company announced the game with a teaser video in September.
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. 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).
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