Team Ninja?s Nioh will officially launch worldwide on February 9th, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Koei Tecmo general producer Kou Shibusawa announced during Sony?s Tokyo Game Show conference.
“Nioh follows the tale of William Adams as he travels to Japan and becomes a samurai. Players will discover a deep and enticing world that blends history and Japanese folklore,” publisher Koei Tecmo explains. ?The tough gameplay pits players against daunting and overpowering creatures, and encourages them to learn their enemies? tactics to gain the advantage in battle.
“The protagonist, William, is not alone against the perilous Yokai, as he will be accompanied by a diverse cast of characters who will aid him on his travels across Japan. Hanzo Hattori, the head of a famous ninja clan, is William?s guide through the country. Ginchiyo Tachibana (wife of Muneshige, the head of the Tachibana clan) will also help William on his quest with her skilled fighting abilities.”
A demo for the game was recently made available that offered a look at a variety of the game?s weapons and stages.