Brutal, Samurai Action RPG Available to Try from April 26 to May 5; Exclusive ‘The Mark of the Conqueror’ DLC for Final Game to be Awarded to Players Who Complete a Stage
KOEI TECMO America today announced the launch of the highly anticipated Alpha Demo for its dark, samurai action RPG, Nioh. Developed exclusively for release on the PlayStation 4, this limited-time demo is only available to play and download via the PlayStation Store from today until May 5. On May 6, players will no longer be able to download or access the Alpha Demo for Nioh.
Throughout the demo, the player will be challenged in a unique way guaranteed to heighten their sense of accomplishment. To overcome the brutal foes that lie in wait, players are able to test out three close-combat weapon classes—the spear, axe, and the trusty katana—allowing them to find the armament that best suits their play style. A symbol of the samurai, the katana excels in attacking and defensive maneuvers, and allows for powerful and varied special moves. The spear—the weapon of choice on the battlefields of the Warring States period of Japanese history—not only allows for a variety of long-range thrust attacks, but can also knock down surrounding enemies. And while the massive weight and long handle of the axe may be difficult to wield, the damage caused is greater than other weapons.