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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 - some of which are happy to try and tear Will limb from limb, and there are plenty of these supernatural beings present in the screenshots that we've embedded.

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Some of the most famous samurai of the time also put in an appearance. You can spy both Tadakatsu Honda and Naomasa Ii in the shots - two especially revered warriors who helped Ieyasu Tokugawa unite Japan in the 1600s. If you're into Japanese history, you'll more than likely get a kick out of seeing how Nioh handles things.

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History lessons aside, the game's looking great. We're loving the enemy designs, and if the combat can hold up across the whole release, we reckon the PlayStation 4's got a bit of a darling on its hands. Nioh's due out next month, on the 9th February.

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