Nioh PS4 Game's Final Story Trailer Centers on Battle of Sekigahara

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
KOEI Tecmo Games shipped action RPG in N. America on Tuesday, in Europe on Wednesday

Koei Tecmo Games began streaming a third and final "Legend of Nioh" story movie on Friday, titled "The Battle of Those Who Live in Darkness," for its Nioh "dark warring-states action RPG" for the PlayStation 4. The video begins with the decisive Battle of Sekigahara, where daimyō Ishida Mitsunari and Tokugawa Ieyasu clashed. A "snake man" uses the souls of the thousands of dead samurai to give rise to a "gashadokuro" monster, but protagonist William (nickname: Anjin) slays it without a word.

Koei Tecmo Games is also streaming a launch trailer for the game.

The game launched for the PlayStation 4 on Tuesday in North America, on Wednesday in Europe, and on Thursday in Japan.

Team Ninja (Dead or Alive series, Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade) developed the game. The game received an alpha demo from April 26 to May 5 last year, and a beta demo from August 23 to September 6 last year. Those who cleared a stage of the alpha demo received "The Mark of the Conqueror" DLC from the PlayStation Network once the game officially launched. Additionally, those who completed the alpha demo received the "Onryoma Helmet," while those who completed the beta demo received the “Hinoenma Helmet.”

Koei Tecmo Games Europe describes the game as follows:

In the dark, fantasy action RPG 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. Players will face off against other samurai in epic 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.

Koei Tecmo Games' general producer Kou Shibusawa worked on the game. Before Koei merged with Tecmo, it had previously announced the game, then Romanized as Ni-Oh, as a PlayStation 3 release in 2004. At the time, the game was based on concepts from the late acclaimed film director Akira Kurosawa (The Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ran).

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