Koei Tecmo’s Ni-Oh Resurfaces as a Playstation 4-Exclusive

Koei Tecmo has re-announced Ni-Oh, a game they first revealed for PlayStation 3 in 2005 and subsequently kept putting off, for PlayStation 4.

The game is now a PlayStation 4-exclusive, and it’s coming sometime next year. Featured above, a new trailer was even shown off for the game, and there’s even gameplay!

The game is a dark action RPG, where you’ll take on challenging missions in a Sengoku-styled world, rife with demons. The protagonist is a blonde, blue-eyed warrior named William.

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  1. BlackVion
    September 15, 2015 at 7:55 am

    The protagonist looks like Samurai Geralt.

    The gameplay reminds me of Onimusha. Keeping an eye on this.

  2. Thami Afurika-Jin HD
    Thami Afurika-Jin HD
    September 15, 2015 at 7:56 am

    2005? What a long wait

  3. MusouTensei
    September 15, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Looks cool.

  4. Mr0303
    September 15, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Looks interesting. I need to see some more gameplay, especially those boss battles.

  5. Barret Somerville
    Barret Somerville
    September 15, 2015 at 9:02 am

    looks really awesome

  6. JustaGuest
    September 15, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Glad they never abandoned it.

  7. Etherblaze
    September 15, 2015 at 9:24 am

    This actually looks pretty neat.

  8. Some furf
    Some furf
    September 15, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I like what I’m seeing. I’ll definitely be watching out for this.

  9. RetroGamer
    September 15, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Never knew about that. Very much worth reading.

  10. Guest
    September 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Looks pretty good

  11. Kiryu
    September 15, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    This reminds me of Onimusha.

  12. InfectedAI
    September 15, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Looks pretty cool. Most samurai games tend to be over the top and just sandbox battles. I wish there were more games that let you play through a good story and explore the world. My favorite is still Soul of the Samurai.

    You guys have any recommendations (aside from the well known ones) for good samurai games that aren’t just sandbox hack and slash fests?

  13. Ultim8_Alchemist
    September 16, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Keen for a good action rpg. This looks awesome. Would be interested in knowing more about the story.

  14. Fenrir007
    September 18, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Interesting story. Made me interested in the book it spawned.

  15. haku67
    September 18, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Man I wish capcom made another onimusha or made a collection for ps3 and ps4. :/

    Ni-Oh looks great!

  16. ショタボーイズラ☆ Madoka
    ショタボーイズラ☆ Madoka
    September 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Reminds me of what a modern Onimusha would maybe look like. Now I’m sad.

  17. Jesus Zamora
    Jesus Zamora
    September 27, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Is it just me, ore are a lot of Japanese games going PS4 exclusive? I know MS has never done well in Japan, but do Japanese games not sell on MS consoles outside of Japan as well?

  18. MacNillus
    September 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Didn’t know about this game. Thanks for the article.

  19. Feniks
    October 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Which reminds me: I want a Onimusha collection.

  20. Feniks
    October 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    No Japanese games never sell on the XBOX. I think that most fans of Japanese games have a playstation. Especially in Europe and Asia.

    MS did try to get Japanese games in the last gen but they lost a TON of money doing that. It just isn’t worth it.

  21. Jesus Zamora
    Jesus Zamora
    October 1, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    True enough. Guess Japanese developers have caught on that it’s just not worth their time to develop for Xbone after consistently poor sales on 360, at least without MS willing to buy the game outright.

  22. CafeLeLEMONed
    October 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    This looks sick as hell. Officially on my watch list.