Koei Tecmo has something really special with Nioh. Its fine blend of fast-paced action from their Ninja Gaiden franchise mixed with the slow and methodical combat from FromSoftware’s Souls games make for a dichotomy rarely seen in video games. Yet it all still works perfectly.
During the PlayStation Press Conference at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Koei Tecmo has finally given us a release date for this title. Nioh will make its way to PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide on February 9th 2017.
The trailer shows off new characters among which are Okatsu, a Kunoichi loyal to Hattori Hanzo, fueled by hatred for Samurai of the Sengoku era. She borrows the looks and voice of the popular actress Emi Takei.
Another character who will make his way into the Nioh is the legendary Tokugawa Ieyasu, who unified Japan as the first Shogun.