Tag: Nioh

  • News Nioh 2 Tests Your Might with an Open Beta This November

    1-10 November

    Nioh 2 is quietly creeping up on us with a confirmed release window of early 2020. It'll have to go up against heavy hitters such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Final Fantasy VII Remake, but we reckon the follow-up to Team Ninja's 2017 samurai success can calve out its own audience. And to make that wait a little bit easier, an ope

  • News Nioh 2 Will Add to the Crazy Number of Games Releasing in Early 2020

    New trailer confirms

    Update: And there it is. Nioh 2 is officially launching in early 2020, the game's new trailer confirms. You can check it out above. Original story: If you didn't already know, the first few months of 2020 are looking pretty ridiculous for PlayStation 4 owners. Final Fantasy VII Remake. Cyberpunk 2077. Persona 5 Royal. Gods...

  • News Nioh 2 Will Hack and Slash the Tokyo Game Show Next Month

    All-new screenshots and art

    Anticipated sequel Nioh 2 will cut the Tokyo Game Show next month, as publisher Koei Tecmo lines up an all-new demo of the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, creative director Tom Lee showcased the key art for the title, confirming that the central character will indeed be a so-called...

  • News 'Some' PS4 Users Are Being Invited to Alpha Test Nioh 2 as Gameplay Footage Finally Appears

    Secret samurai

    It's been quite a while since we heard anything about Nioh 2. The game was announced last year at E3, but we've seen nothing of it aside from a brief teaser trailer. Back in February, Team Ninja reiterated that the game was still in development, but it's been a return to radio silence ever since. Things appear to finally be kicking...

  • News Nioh Has Topped 2.5 Million Copies Worldwide, Nioh 2 Still in Development

    An official update

    Feudal Japan-infused action role-playing title Nioh, which launched almost exactly two years ago in 2017, has sold over 2.5 million copies to date. The stat comes from the game's official Twitter account, which has been busy celebrating the game's second anniversary. For what is really quite a niche property, that's not a bad...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • TGS 2017 Nioh Cuts Loose with a Complete Edition Later This Year

    The base game and all DLC

    An announcement that should come as no surprise to anyone, Nioh will be getting a Complete Edition. The final slice of downloadable content for the samurai slasher was revealed recently, so it only makes sense for publisher Koei Tecmo to come out and tell us that it's stuffing the base game and all three of its...

  • News Nioh Bloodies Its Blade for the Last Time in Final DLC Later This Month

    End of an era

    Nioh's third and final expansion hits PlayStation 4 later this month, publisher Koei Tecmo has revealed. Taking place after the events of the previous slice of downloadable content, Defiant Honor, this upcoming adventure, aptly titled Bloodshed's End, will mark the end of protagonist William's Japanese journey. As with the last...

  • News Another Brutal Nioh DLC Slashes Its Way to PS4 This Month

    Castle crasher

    Following on from the game's rather good Dragon of the North expansion, Nioh is getting another chunk of downloadable content later this month in the form of Defiant Honor. As you'd expect, the next additional saga will include new locations, enemies, equipment, and Trophies. Defiant Honor will see protagonist William take...

  • News Nioh's Dragon of the North Expansion Carves Out a Launch Trailer

    It's a Date

    Nioh is getting its first expansion tomorrow, complete with a new story, areas, enemies, equipment, and skills. Titled Dragon of the North, the downloadable content sees protagonist William cross paths with Masamune Date, one of feudal Japan's most famous warlords. If you're already a fan of Team Ninja's action role-playing game, then...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Nioh Looks Really Bloody Good in New PS4 Pro Gameplay

    Nioh yeah

    An upcoming release that just looks better and better every time that we see it, Nioh sparkles in this new gameplay from PlayStation Access. As mentioned in the video, the footage is taken from a developer's foray into the brutal action title, so there are no awkward moments and no piddling about - just plenty of action and exploration...

  • PSX 2016 PS4 Exclusive Nioh Continues to Look Sharp in New Gameplay Trailer

    Blood and blade

    It's been a day and a half since Sony's PlayStation Experience 2016 press conference, and we're still getting round to posting about every trailer that was shown. Next up on our list of forgotten games is Nioh, which got a fresh gameplay video at the event. The PlayStation 4 exclusive - which is being published by Sony in the West -...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Samurai Action RPG Nioh Makes a Return to PS4 for a Limited Time Next Month

    Reforged

    Back near the end of April, Koei Tecmo released a playable demo for Nioh on PlayStation 4, and the whole thing ended up generating a good amount of hype for the samurai styled action title. With its prior success in mind, the Japanese publisher has slapped a launch date on the game's second demo, which will be available from the 23rd...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • PSX 2015 Nioh on PS4 Looks Like Someone Mashed Bloodborne and Onimusha Together

    But will it be as brutal?

    Nioh caught our attention back in September at the Tokyo Game Show, and it's still looking pretty darn cool. An upcoming PlayStation 4 title from Team Ninja, the release got bloodied with a new trailer at the PlayStation Experience which confirms that it's coming West. We reckon, as the headline suggests, that it bears...

  • TGS 2015 Nioh Is Shuhei Yoshida's Most Anticipated PS4 Game

    Nioh you don't

    Shuhei Yoshida's in a pretty privileged position where he gets to play practically every first-party PlayStation 4 game in an early state, but while he'll have enjoyed hands-on time with titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Horizon: Zero Dawn, it's actually another title that's caught his eye: Koei Tecmo's re-revealed Nioh,...