Nioh

Sony Interactive Entertainment
PS4
  • PS Plus required for online play
  • Supports up to 2 online players with PS Plus
  • Online play optional
  • 1 player
  • DUALSHOCK 4 vibration
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Game overview

Ancient demons, feudal lands

Take up your sword and travel to Japan’s blood-bathed Sengoku period – an era ravaged by warring states and dark, malevolent forces – and cut a violent path through the land as the masterless samurai, William.

Cross blades in brutal hand-to-hand combat, wielding swords, axes, spears and even war hammers against foes both human and demon. Endure the vicious encounters and learn from your mistakes: each death will bring you resurrection and each resurrection a greater resolve to overcome your foes.

Taking inspiration from the Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls series of games, Nioh invites you to muster the resilience of a true samurai: the skills and patience to overcome even the deadliest enemies and the courage to remain steadfast even in the face of death.

Key features

The art of kenjutsu… and more

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

A dangerous dynasty

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

Monstrous myths and frightening fables

Face brutal and grotesque enemies – do you have the courage to stand alone against skilled samurai, vile beasts and demons known as the Yokai? 

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Fear the Yokai

When a human is transformed into a demon by the power of Amrita, the result is a Yoki – an extremely aggressive creature possessing a large, monstrous body.

With half of its face a burning flame of anger, the other half warped by rancor, this giant red demon is a fearsome sight to behold. Born from countless vengeful spirits, these tortured souls give it an eerie appearance, while horrendous voices resonate from its body, completing the Onryoki’s horror. To be in its presence is to be petrified by sheer terror.

These one-eyed brutes are said to be the physical reincarnation of mountain gods and spirits’ violent tendencies, making them vicious and extremely dangerous. Legend has it that there were also two-eyed Hitotsume-Oni, who were once human… or perhaps an entity consumed by the negative emotions of humans. Either way, to dice with these menacing monsters is to risk a painful demise. 

Do not let the Onyudo’s history as a monk fool you. True, these demons may have once had good intentions, but during their duty they were unable to sever their worldly desires, betraying their disciplines. Falling into a moral abyss and mutating into the beastly form you see before you, the Onyudo amass 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, it's best to not get too close…

PlayStation 5™ features

Experience Nioh Remastered – The Complete Edition for PS5. Available February 5, 2021.

  • Stunning visuals: Enjoy 4K resolution1 for crystal clear visuals.
  • Fast loading: Ultra-fast load times, up to 120 fps gameplay2 for silky smooth combat.
  • Data transfer: Ability to transfer your data from the PS4 version to pick up your journey right where you left off.

14K resolution gameplay requires a compatible 4K TV or display.
2120 fps settings requires a monitor that supports this feature

See it in action

Videos

Available on PlayStation Store

Editions

The Complete Edition

PS5
  • Nioh Remastered

Nioh - The Complete Edition

PS4

    Nioh

    PS4
      Platform:
      PS4
      Release:
      7/2/2017
      Publisher:
      Sony Interactive Entertainment
      Genre:
      Role Playing Games
      To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software. Although this game is playable on PS5, some features available on PS4 may be absent. See PlayStation.com/bc for more details.

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      One-time license fee for play on account’s designated primary PS4™ system and other PS4™ systems when signed in with that account.

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