News Nioh PS4 Game Gets PC Release on November 7
posted on 2017-10-02 11:20 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Koei Tecmo Games announced on Monday that it will release the Nioh "dark warring-states action RPG" for the PlayStation 4 for PC via Steam on November 7. The release, titled Nioh: Complete Edition, will include the original game and all three of its DLC expansions: Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour, and Bloodshed's End.
The release will feature an Action Mode and Movie Mode with different resolutions. The release will also include the new Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet. Unlike the PS4 version, the PC release will allow players to use all seven weapon types, ninjutsu, and onmyo magics from the beginning of the game. Completing the core game will unlock features such as the Dual Guardian Spirit.
The game launched for the PS4 in North America, Europe, and Japan in February.
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:
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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