BURLINGAME, Calif.—April 5, 2016—KOEI TECMO America announced today the upcoming release of a downloadable demo for its samurai-centric, dark fantasy action RPG, Nioh. Developed exclusively for release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Alpha Demo for Nioh will be available for download and play via the PlayStation®Network Store only between April 26 and May 5.
Both download and play of the demo will be disabled on Thursday, May 5, giving interested fans a very narrow window of opportunity to take an early look at Team NINJA’s under-development title.
Set in a time of civil war in Japan, Nioh not only incorporates classic elements such as samurai and supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore, but also offers the exhilaration of an authentic samurai sword fight straight from Team NINJA, the team that defined brutal action games.
Kou Shibusawa, the game’s General Producer, comments: “Ten years have passed since Nioh was originally announced. Even during all that time though, gamers would always ask about it at events like E3 and Gamescom. We always felt support from gamers around the world for this title and now finally, Nioh – a game created with the entire power of Koei Tecmo – will be released in 2016. In appreciation to all the fans who have waited so long, and in order to have gamers everywhere try Nioh as soon as possible, we will release the Alpha Demo this month. We hope you enjoy overcoming the challenges in this masocore take on samurai action.”
Aiming to challenge players in a unique way that heightens their sense of accomplishment, this Alpha Demo will offer a rare chance to experience the deep and authentic samurai combat of Nioh and allow access to special rewards! Limited to those who play through the demo, this opportunity will allow players to download exclusive in-game content upon the game’s official launch. All players who manage to clear a stage of the demo will be awarded ‘The Mark of the Conqueror’ DLC from the PlayStation®Store.
Additionally, KOEI TECMO GAMES and Team NINJA will launch an online survey for the Nioh Alpha Demo to encourage and welcome player feedback. To thank participants, an original wallpaper for smartphones will be available to all players who complete the survey.
ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series