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  • E3 2018 Nioh 2 Branches Out With Character Creation

    Nioh yeah

    Nope, you won't be playing as a grizzled predetermined character like William Adams in Nioh 2. Instead, you'll be able to create your own custom hero. You'll be able to choose your sex and race according to game director Fumihiko Yasuda, who confirmed the addition during PlayStation's E3 2018 livestream. It's unclear how much...

  • E3 2018 Nioh 2 Unleashes Surprise Announcement Trailer

    Ni-oh?

    Well, we didn't see that one coming. Nioh 2 is official, and it got a quick cinematic teaser trailer at Sony's E3 2018 press conference. There are no real details yet, but we assume Koei Tecmo will have more to share in the near future. Are you up for a Nioh sequel? Keep your blade close in the comments section below.

May2018

  • News Nioh Slashes Through Two Million Sales Worldwide

    William the conqueror

    Koei Tecmo’s likeable Souls-esque samurai slasher Nioh has now cut through two million units worldwide across the PlayStation 4 and PC, the publisher has announced. The game was originally published by Sony, raising its profile significantly around the globe. Created by Team Ninja, the title was originally announced in 2005...

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  • News Nioh Is Koei Tecmo's Most Successful Western Release

    Die by the sword

    Regular readers will know that associate editor Robert Ramsey is a big fan of Koei Tecmo's output, from the various Warriors games right the way through to Toukiden. But something we always discuss here at Push Square Towers is how the publisher's business can possibly be viable: it deploys dozens of games every year and rarely do...

February2017

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Cuts Through 1 Million Sales, Free DLC Celebrates Today

    Razor sharp

    Bloody and brutal samurai slice-'em-up Nioh has sold over one million copies worldwide, Koei Tecmo has announced. The figure includes both physical units and digital downloads, and for a rather niche PlayStation 4 exclusive that's only been on the market for just over a couple of weeks, that's not a bad number at all. Even better is...

  • News Nioh Protagonist William Joins PS4 Action Game Musou Stars as a Playable Character

    Will of the samurai

    You'd think that Nioh lead William Adams would have had his fill of cutting monsters into ribbons, but apparently he's not ready to sheathe his bloodied blade just yet. Upcoming hack and slasher Musou Stars - which is essentially a crossover Warriors title featuring a bunch of characters from various Koei Tecmo properties - has...

  • Video Watch Us Take a Stance Against PS4 Exclusive Nioh

    The good fight

    It's this week's hot new game, so naturally you can find an archive of us playing through Nioh live on our YouTube channel above. Have we got the samurai skills necessary to take on Team Ninja's critically acclaimed new title? You bloody bet we have.

  • Poll Are You Enjoying Nioh on PS4?

    Go Team Ninja go

    Nioh launched earlier this week, and after a pre-release period consisting of an alpha, a beta, and a playable trial, expectations were set reasonably high for the PlayStation 4 exclusive. The good news is that the internet seems to like it; the title has received a lot of praise from critics, and there's plenty of positive buzz...

  • News Nioh Stock Is Already a Little Light on the Ground

    Surprise hit's becoming hard to find

    Part of the reason Koei Tecmo teamed up with Sony on Nioh in the West was to raise the title's profile, and the manufacturer's managed to do just that. For the past few months, the game's received a lot of PlayStation Blog coverage, and we've been seeing a fair few commercials on websites that we frequent as well...

  • News Nioh's Restricted Co-Op Avoids Making the Game 'Too Easy', says Dev

    It's a tough one

    Nioh's out now on PlayStation 4, and most seem to think that it's very good - but its approach to cooperative play has got some people riled up. Basically, you can summon friends into your game and fight side by side, but only if your ally has already completed the current level. In other words, you can't join up with a pal and beat...

  • News Nioh Carves Up an Action-Packed PS4 Launch Trailer

    Stay sharp

    Nioh is out tomorrow on PlayStation 4, and with Sony publishing the exclusive here in the West, it's no surprise to see the company attempting to capitalise on some last-minute hype. Indeed, the action role-playing game's launch trailer is one of the better pre-release videos that we've seen, featuring plenty of combat and some...

  • News How Well Does Nioh Run on PS4 and PS4 Pro?

    Staying sharp

    Digital Foundry's back with another video investigation into frame rates and resolution and all that technical stuff - although this time, is an especially interesting case. Upcoming exclusive Nioh boasts three separate gameplay modes on both the standard PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro that players can switch between to suit their...

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    Review Nioh

    Prepare to daikatana

    Stop us if you think you've heard this one before. You wake up in prison in your underwear, immediately breaking out and making your way through the jail fighting guards along the way. The enemies you kill drop items and experience points known as Amrita. Upon reaching a shrine you can use the Amrita to level up your various...

January2017

  • News Nioh Co-Op Gameplay Shows the Benefits of Teaming Up

    No longer a lone samurai

    In case you didn't know already, Nioh has a cooperative component, allowing you to join up with a friend or stranger during your dangerous adventure. As is the case in the Dark Souls games, you'll be able to summon allies into your world; whether you need help with a specific boss or you just want to smash some skulls...

  • News Here's Your Reminder That Nioh's Last Chance Trial Is Now Live on PS4

    Last but not least

    It's now officially the weekend - hooray - which that means Nioh's 'Last Chance Trial' can now be accessed on PlayStation 4. Only playable until tomorrow, said trial was made available to download earlier this week so that interested players could make sure it was ready to go. Still, even if you've been slow off the mark, the...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Will Take Some 70 Hours to Beat

    You're going to need a sick note

    If you're worried about getting bang for your buck with Team Ninja's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh, then don't: game director Fumihiko Yasuda has revealed in an interview with WCCFTech that the title will take approximately 70 hours on average to beat. The snippet comes from a conversation the site had with...

  • News Nioh Offers Final Free PS4 Demo Before Launch This Weekend

    Available to download today

    Nioh is out in just a few weeks on the 8th February, but if you're dying to bloody your blade before then, you may want to give the game's final PlayStation 4 demo a shot this weekend. Over the course of the 21st and 22nd January, you'll be able to test your skills in the title's "Last Chance Trial", which is available...

  • News Here's One Whole Hour of Nioh PS4 Gameplay

    Mountain man

    PlayStation Access has slapped an entire hour of Nioh onto its YouTube channel, showcasing combat, exploration, and the loot system. The video may only take place across one large location, but it still provides an in-depth look at the upcoming action title and its mechanics. Long story short, the game's got bags of potential, and we're...

  • News Nioh will Skewer a Free Player-Versus-Player Mode After Launch

    Guts and glory

    Who doesn't love a good old fashioned samurai duel? The tension, the unblinking stare, the lightning fast reactions... It's all incredibly dramatic, and as we know, upcoming action title Nioh is attempting to recreate that classic Japanese feel through its brutal combat system. However, as with just about any game, fighting against...

  • News PS4 Samurai Slasher Nioh Is a Fusion of Dark Souls and Diablo, Says Director

    Ni-oh yeah

    Ever since its re-reveal, Nioh has constantly been compared to the Dark Souls series - and to be fair, it's easy to see why. Koei Tecmo's upcoming title is an action role-playing game that demands patience, caution, and fast reflexes, after all. It's also got a suitably dark and menacing feel to it. At least Nioh director Fumihiko Yasuda...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Goes Gold Ahead of February Release

    Sharp stuff

    It started life on the PlayStation 3 more than a decade ago, but much like The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV, the promising Nioh is finally ready for release. Team Ninja confirmed on the game's official Twitter account today that the PlayStation 4 title has gone gold, meaning that it's finished and ready for manufacture. "We want to...

  • News New Nioh Screenshots Show a Super Slick Looking PS4 Title

    Samurai spirit

    Y'know, the more we see of it, the more we think Nioh's got a really nice art style. Koei Tecmo's action role-playing game puts players in the shoes of William, who arrives in feudal Japan at a time when a lot of blood was being spilled in the name of unification. In Nioh's alternate history, the bloodshed has given rise to spirits...

  • News Nioh's Looking Tasty Running in 4K on PS4 Pro

    Geralt, is that you?

    It's a slow news day so we can probably just about get away with posting a cut-scene from upcoming Team Ninja developed action role-playing release, Nioh. This one's running in 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro and, while it's not the most beautiful cinematic you'll ever see, the character models are cool. We quite like the language...

December2016

November2016

  • News Nioh Sharpens Its Blade with PS4 Pre-Order Offers

    Blood lust

    With Sony taking the publishing reins, samurai sim Nioh's become a tentpole PlayStation 4 exclusive almost overnight. And the platform holder's just announced that pre-orders will go live on the PlayStation Store and at retailers around the globe today. There are two options available on the aforementioned virtual plaza: Standard and...

  • News Sony's Nioh PS4 Exclusive Marketing Has Started Already

    Faster than a samurai's slash

    Just a short while after it was revealed that Sony will be publishing Nioh in North America and Europe, the PlayStation Maker has released an extended version of the action role-playing game's intruiging Tokyo Game Show trailer. It's worth mentioning that over on the video's YouTube page, the phrase "PS4 exclusive" is...

  • News Sony Treating Action RPG Nioh as a First-Party PS4 Game, Will Publish in the West

    It'll have four PS4 Pro modes, too

    Speaking at a PlayStation Pro event earlier today, Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi revealed that Sony will be publishing Nioh in both Europe and North America. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is due out in February 2017, and Hayashi said that the team is working with Sony in order to "get the game into as many hands as...

September2016

  • TGS 2016 Nioh Shows It's Got Soul in New Trailer

    Sword and sorcery

    Feeling festooned with Tokyo Game Show trailers yet? There are still more to come. Koei Tecmo has released a flashy clip showing off Nioh – the Dark Souls-esque feudal foray. We've loved the various demos of this title that the publisher's deployed, so we're eager to get our hands on the punishing final product. It's due out...

  • TGS 2016 Nioh Bleeds a 2017 Worldwide Release Date on PS4

    Adds to a packed first quarter for PS4

    One of the most relevant stories to come out of Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2016 press conference, Nioh finally has a release date. The hardcore action role-playing game was supposed to launch this year on PlayStation 4, but given that we've heard no news regarding a confirmed date over the last few months, a 2016...

August2016

  • News Free Nioh Beta Is Out for Blood Right Now on PS4

    Samurai showdown

    Following up on April's alpha, the Nioh beta is out now on PlayStation 4. Providing a more in-depth look at Team Ninja's intense action role-playing game, the beta should be well worth a download if you're a fan of challenging combat and sinister settings. We quite liked the aforementioned alpha, so it'll be interesting to see how...

  • Gamescom 2016 Nioh Is Coming Along Very Nicely Indeed on PS4

    Deep cut

    Nioh's looking pretty swish in its latest trailer from Gamescom, with publisher Koei Tecmo reminding us that the game's beta will be available from the 23rd August. Dubbed by many as Dark Souls with samurai, this is perhaps one of the action role-playing game's best videos, as we see main character William facing off against a bunch of...

July2016

June2016

  • E3 2016 Nioh Skewers a PS4 Story Trailer

    Sharpen your blade

    Nioh's still looking pretty sweet in its latest PlayStation 4 trailer, which Koei Tecmo's brought all the way to E3 2016. It's a little on the short side, but the video gives us our best view yet of the action role-playing game's story, which seems to feature a bunch of secondary characters. As you'd expect, though, there's...

May2016

  • News Today's Your Last Chance to Play the Nioh Demo on PS4

    Download gets cut off tomorrow

    The Nioh alpha demo is set to leave the PlayStation Store tomorrow, so today is your last chance to get stuck into this tough samurai slash-'em-up. As far as we're aware, the demo won't allow you to play unless you're connected to its servers, meaning that even if you have it downloaded onto your PS4 right now, you...

April2016

  • Hands On Is Nioh on PS4 a Cut Above Its Competitors?

    Soul searcher

    A bizarre pre-release alpha demo for samurai Souls clone Nioh launched on the PlayStation 4 this week, and given that it's one of the rare releases that's piqued both Sammy and Ramsey's attention, we figured that we'd run a dual impressions article on the upcoming Koei Tecmo exclusive. Find out what we thought below. Sammy Barker,...

  • News Test Your Mettle in the PS4 Nioh Demo Right Now

    The will of a samurai

    Promising PlayStation 4 action title Nioh is launching later this year, but if you've been keeping up with the news, you'll know that a tough looking demo is due out today on Sony's home console. Featuring a gameplay segment that sees you go up against sword-wielding samurai and grizzly demons, you can download the demo right...

  • News Try Tense PS4 Action Title Nioh Later This Month

    Steel yourself

    Well this is a nice little surprise: Koei Tecmo's Souls-esque samurai slasher, Nioh, is getting a demo later this month on PlayStation 4. Apparently, the download will allow you to test your skills over a small gameplay segment, and obviously, that means you'll be able to sample the game's great looking combat. However, the demo will...

March2016

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh's Looking Sharp in New Gameplay

    Sword and yield

    Well, then – this looks good. Nioh was announced a little while ago for the PlayStation 4, but now publisher Koei Tecmo's uploaded almost six minutes of gameplay footage from last year's behind closed doors presentation at the Tokyo Game Show. And it's looking really rather excellent, isn't it? We hate to be lazy and bring up the...

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