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Nioh

Only On PlayStation®

Nioh is a dark, samurai-centric, action RPG developed by Koei Tecmo Games exclusively for the PlayStation®4 platform.

  • PS4
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Action / Role Playing Game (RPG)
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Koei Tecmo Games
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Blood and Gore
Violence
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DLC 1: Dragon of the North

Return once more to the Yokai infested landscape of Japan’s warring states and venture deep into its embattled northern provinces.

In this story expansion for Nioh - Dragon of the North follows William’s valiant struggle in the main game and opens up the Oshu region, where ambitious ruler Masamune Date is secretly gathering spirit stones.

Encounter fearsome enemies and allies across three distinct stages, and develop William’s combat skills further with powerful new Ninjutsu, Onmyo magic and Guardian Spirits. Plus, discover legendary armor sets and weapons, including the Odachi great katana.

This add-on is also included as part of the Nioh Season Pass, alongside the “Defiant Honor” and “Bloodshed’s End” expansion packs.

 
 

Accolades

"As close to perfect as it gets." – PlayStation Universe
"A hallmark of excellence." – Destructoid
"Ninja Gaiden meets Bloodborne" – Eurogamer.net
10/ 10
The Jimquisition
9.6/ 10
IGN.com
9.5/ 10
PlayStation Universe
9/ 10
GameSpot
 
 

Game

Overview

In 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. Known as Yokai, these demons inhabit a number of dangerous locations and lie in wait in the shadows to ambush unsuspecting victims. Players will also face off with other samurai in supernatural 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.

Offering a deep and original storyline that takes place during the Warring States Period of Japanese history alongside strategic sword-fighting action, Nioh will challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile.

 
 

Online Co-Op Play

Defy Death, Together

Nioh’s combat requires a level of mastery to take on countless Yokai. To get there, you may want a little help from friends, or other visitors. Through your journey, you’ll be able to summon visitors to aid you and play cooperatively to tackle the toughest demons. While the Summoner gets help from the extra player, the visitor also receives rewards when arriving at shrines, or even after engaging a boss (winning or losing). In addition, the helping visitor gets more rewards post-mission, and the Summoner can continue their quest.

 
 

Stance System

Fight to Win

To truly master Nioh’s combat, the Stance system is a crucial technique to maintain an advantage over the enemy. Analyze enemy attacks and change your stances on the fly to survive the brutal and mystical landscape.

High Stance

High Stance emphasizes attack power and aggression. It provides more Attack and Break power than any other stance, but dodging and blocking, are relatively limited.

Mid Stance

Mid Stance is good for defense, and is easy to use, but attack power falls somewhere between High Stance and Low Stance. Getting behind your opponent from this stance is difficult, so facing off is your best bet since you’ll have the ability to react quickly to their every move.

Low Stance

Low Stance is best for dodging. Its primary focus is evasive movement, allowing you to escape quickly, get behind your opponent and attack.

 
 

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Master every fighting style – learn the flow of combat and move with precision. Unleash combinations of attacks and dodges specific to a range of authentic samurai weapons, including polearms, katanas and axes.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore a fantastical and dark vision of 16th century Japan – fight alongside and against legendary heroes and villains of the Warring States period.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face brutal and grotesque enemies – stand alone against skilled samurai and demons known as the Yokai.

 
 

Yokai

Yoki

When a human is transformed into a demon by the power of Amrita, the result is a Yoki, a hightly agressive being whose body is  20-30% larger than a normal human.

Onryoki

Onryoki is a giant red demon born from the amassment of vengeful spirits. Half its face is a burning flame of anger, while the other half is warped by rancor. Countless spirits give it an eerie appearance, and horrendous voices emit from its body. Most would want to avert their eyes from this horrid demon.

Hitotsume Oni

Hitotsume-Oni is a large demon that only has one eye located in the center of its face. It is said that Oni with two eyes were once human or entity that was affected and consumed by negative emotions of humans. One-eyed Hitotsume-Oni, on the other hand, are the reincarnation of the violent tendencies belonging to the mountain gods and spirits.

Onyudo

Onyudo is a huge Yokai that appears to be a novice monk. Having been unable to sever their worldly desires, these monks in training betrayed their disciplines and fallen deep in the nadir. They collect the skulls of their victims and wear them across their shoulders like a rosary. If you do not want to be part of their collection, its best to not get close to them.

 
 

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