KOEI TECMO America announced that the samurai-centric, dark fantasy action role-playing game, Nioh, will feature a special Alpha Demo that will be available to download and play through the PlayStation Store between April 26 and May 5. Both download and play of this demo will be disabled on May 5, so fans only have a narrow window to check out the title. Check out the official announcement below:
Kou Shibusawa, the game’s General Producer, stated, “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.”
This Alpha Demo aims to challenge players in a unique way that heightens their sense of accomplishment, featuring deep and authentic samurai combat and the ability to gain special rewards. Those who manage to play through the demo during this time will be able to download exclusive in-game content upon the official launch, with all players who successfully clear a stage being awarded with The Mark of the Conqueror DLC.
KOEI TECMO and Team NINJA will also be launching an online survey for the Alpha Demo in order to both encourage and welcome player feedback. They will provide an original wallpaper for smartphones to all who complete the survey.
Will you be adventuring into the new title when the demo releases during this narrow window?