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21. Nov, 2016 18:32 (HKT)

NIOH Demo Clear Bonuses Announced and More!



NIOH
PlayStation®4 | Genre: Action RPG
Release date: NA - Feb 07, 2017 | PAL - Feb 08, 2017 | JP - Feb 09, 2017


Koei Tecmo has released some new information for their upcoming samurai themed action RPG regarding the bonuses for clearing the timed demos, a new cosmetic feature, and a new stage. Also information of their first official live stream.

For those not familiar, Nioh follows the story of William, a blonde-haired samurai who was the child of a western woman and a Japanese feudal Lord. William now battles super natural forces during the Warring States period. The game was first announced for the PlayStation®3 back in 2004 but news on the title went silent up until 2010. The game was eventually announced to be developed for the PlayStation®4 instead, and timed demos were held to gather fan feed back and measure fan interest.

The demos were called "Alpha" and "Beta" and were released via PlayStation®Network. Alpha took place between April 26, 2016 and May 05, 2016, while Beta ran from August 23, 2016 until September 06, 2016. KT has unveiled the bonus rewards for clearing the demos:


  • Players who've cleared the Alpha test will receive the dual-horned "Ontyoma Helmet"
  • Players who've cleared the Beta test will receive the bat-winged "Hinoema Helmet"
Another new feature announced was a system called "Appearance Copy" which allow players to change the appearance of their weapons and armor, while still keeping their current stats. A totally cosmetic feature but a welcome one for those who like the match their gear.

Koei Tecmo will also be broadcasting live streams via their Youtube channel to highlight the features that fan can expect, and the changes made during development. The first stream (shown below) shows William taking on a boss called the "Great Toad" in a new stage known as "Iga".  Their next stream is planned for Dec 20, 2016.


Despite being stuck in development for nearly a decade, Nioh is shaping up to be an excellent title from what we've seen so far. Fans of games like Dark Souls, or Ninja Gaiden will definitely appreciate the challenges that will be offered in this game. The game is scheduled to be released on PlayStation®4 in Feb 2017.  Starting with the North American release on Feb 6, followed by the PAL release on Feb 07 and Japan on Feb 9. Pre-orders are now available!

(Big Thanks to Gematsu)

Nioh (PlayStation 4™, US)US$ 59.99 pre
Nioh (PlayStation 4™, EUR)US$ 59.99 pre
Nioh (PlayStation 4™, JPN)US$ 74.99 pre
Nioh (Japanese) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA) sold
Nioh [Limited Edition] (Japanese) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA) sold
Nioh (English & Chinese Subs) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA)US$ 55.99 pre
Nioh [Limited Edition] (Chinese Subs) (PlayStation 4™, ASIA) soon


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