Nioh beta demo begins August 23

Training, new stage, and more added.

Nioh

The next Nioh beta demo will begin on August 23 and run until September 6, Koei Tecmo announced.

More of the rewarding and dangerous gameplay from the previous Nioh alpha demo will be present, and a new dojo stage will feature an “intense training session” that teaches the basics of Nioh‘s combat system. Players will also be able to explore a still unannounced stage.

Additionally, there will be a selection of new katana, spears, axes, and hammers will be available to collect to uniquely suit a player’s gameplay style. Players will also be able to add a few new weapons to their arsenal as well.

Here’s an overview of the game, via Koei Tecmo:

Nioh follows the tale of William Adams as he travels to Japan and becomes a samurai. Players will discover a deep and enticing world that blends history and Japanese folklore. The tough gameplay pits players against daunting and overpowering creatures, and encourages them to learn their enemies’ tactics to gain the advantage in battle.

The protagonist, William, is not alone against the perilous Yokai, as he will be accompanied by a diverse cast of characters who will aid him on his travels across Japan. Hanzo Hattori, the head of a famous ninja clan, is William’s guide through the country. Ginchiyo Tachibana (wife of Muneshige, the head of the Tachibana clan) will also help William on his quest with her skilled fighting abilities.

Nioh is due out for PlayStation 4 in 2016.

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