Team Ninja has made public the Nioh gameplay that was previously shown behind closed doors at last year’s Tokyo Game Show.
Featured above, you can view the six-minute long gameplay walkthrough for the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive.
The game is a dark samurai-themed experience in which you take control of William, a blonde samurai who is tasked with surviving in feudal Japan, while also destroying any demons he comes along.
Some fans of ours speculate that its protagonist is named after/based on the real-life Williams Adams, a British sailor who not only was the first Briton to sail to Japan, but also one of the few to settle and literally become a samurai (with obvious fiction and liberties taken). This theory also coincides with the time period the game takes place, the Sengoku (or warring states) period of Japan.
Nioh was originally announced for PlayStation 3 as an exclusive, back in 2004. It was stuck in development limbo for over a decade, only to recently be rebranded a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and will launch sometime later this year, worldwide.