The Nioh Alpha Demo is Now Available Worldwide

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Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja have released the alpha demo for Nioh, their upcoming PlayStation 4 action game.

The alpha demo will give you a taste of the upcoming dark samurai fantasy action game. If you manage to complete the demo, you’ll get ‘The Mark of the Conqueror’ DLC for free.

Featured above as well as below, some new screenshots for the game were released:

Finally, if you fill out this survey after completing the demo, you’ll get an original wallpaper for your smartphone. The playable alpha demo is only available until May 5th.

Nioh is launching for PlayStation 4 sometime later this year, worldwide.

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  1. AmyStarling
    April 26, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Is so good I must have it, can’t believe they sold me with an alpha demo of all things.

  2. Mr0303
    April 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I gave it a try and it is pretty much Dark Souls in a Samurai setting. That’s not my cup of tea, but fans of those series will enjoy it.

  3. MusouTensei
    April 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    It should be said that german PSN users are required to either have a PS+ subscription or to download it from another region. This is unfortunately normal with 18+ rated free downloads here, was the same for P.T. for example.

  4. Madbrainbox
    April 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I hope this will come on PC sometime in the future.

  5. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    April 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Germany is literally the land of cuckolds.

  6. Stilzkin
    April 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I fucking hate this country. Just nuke us.

  7. ProxyDoug
    April 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    They should change the name to Darkmusha.

  8. Feniks
    April 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    A DEMO?! What sorcery is this? Such consumer friendly behaviour is rare in the modern gaming industry.

  9. Feniks
    April 26, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Sure but your western neighbour here would be caught in the radioactive cloud. So maybe poisoning the water supply would be better?

  10. Stilzkin
    April 26, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    You’re going down with us, third time’s a charm :~)

  11. MusouTensei
    April 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    I quite like it.

  12. Rid Vesalius
    Rid Vesalius
    April 26, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Stop begging, buy PS4 and enjoy greatness.

  13. dsadsada
    April 26, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Given it’s a Koei game, enjoy your shit optimization. At least until mods fix it.

  14. ScarredBushido
    April 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Man this game is sooo fun.

  15. cowboyjimmy
    April 26, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    i just did the survey just to tell them that, it would be foolish not to release this game on PC, there is a huge souls following community there.

  16. Madbrainbox
    April 26, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Indeed it is.I’ll also take the survey.

  17. Madbrainbox
    April 26, 2016 at 11:38 pm


  18. Madbrainbox
    April 26, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Good enough.

  19. TheCynicalReaper
    April 27, 2016 at 11:58 am

    The framerate is masterful and the visuals are great.
    Everything else is HORRIBLE. It’s everything wrong with darksouls

  20. Qmish
    April 27, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Might be, even with all that hate of Dead or Alive 5 port (people cry loudly about dlc costumes that they dont even need; though there are real problems like no lobby in online mp etc)

  21. Madbrainbox
    April 27, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I think the hate comes from the fact we got the PS3 version.for some unfathomable reason.

  22. Qmish
    April 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    And KOEI never was loyal to fans, they are cold blooded. Someone wrote them a letter in early 2000s asking why they dont localize anymore games like Uncharted Waters, Nobunaga’s Triangle etc. and guy said “i grew up with those games” and KOEI answered him “Grow up and move away”.

  23. Jack
    April 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Your profile pic looks like gondola to me

  24. Madbrainbox
    April 27, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Lol.That’s not cold blooded though.That’s idiotic.

  25. ScarredBushido
    April 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    i don’t know who that is

  26. RPG
    April 28, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I have been quite interested in this game for a while, so when this demo came out I got it as soon as I possibly could.
    So far I have to say that I like it a lot. I think I will definately check it out when it releases.
    But Jesus tapdancing christ it is HARD. I have played through and completed Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls (have not gotten to the other ones yet unfortunately, I really want to), and consider myself fairly skilled at the games, and Nioh seems to make this game seem like a cakewalk. I went in to this game relatively confident in my abilities, and have since died more times than I could have ever predicted, and I have barely made progress it seems.
    I am curious to hear what other people’s experiences with the game have been. Has anyone finished it? If so, you have my utmost respect.

  27. SiliconNooB
    April 29, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Only behind Sweden in that regard.

  28. RPG
    April 30, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Update: I finished the mission in the demo, and got access to the DLC. It took a day or so and a lot of effort, but I succeeded. What has blown me away though is that there is ANOTHER MISSION AREA after that! There is so much content in this Alpha demo. I am definitely checking this game out after this releases. It certainly says a lot that an Alpha demo is creating such a strong reaction to the future product.

  29. Chris Mendivil
    Chris Mendivil
    April 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    So far, it feels like a character action game more than anything else. It would be better if they got rid of the stamina gague and just let it play like a proper character action game.

  30. Dammage
    May 3, 2016 at 2:16 am

    That would throw the balance way off and make them have to rework everything, but damn the combat is good enough that it could definitely stand on its own in a character action game

  31. Chris Mendivil
    Chris Mendivil
    May 3, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Yes it would, and it would be a better game for it.

  32. Chris Mendivil
    Chris Mendivil
    May 3, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Yes it would, and it would be a better game for it. It already feels like character action, so let it just be a character action game instead of trying to emulate Souls

  33. Dammage
    May 4, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Actually if you play it right and use the right weapon you can treat it like character action. I think it can make for a happy medium if you use the Ki pulse properly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPmUPfN33a8

  34. Chris Mendivil
    Chris Mendivil
    May 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    It’s just a difference in tastes. I want Revengence with minimal meter management and Souls like character building.

  35. Chris Mendivil
    Chris Mendivil
    May 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Honestly, the concept of balancing a game by limiting the players movement and attack options is getting kind of stale already, and its always been silly when we’re usually setting out to slay gods.