Long ago, in an E3 event far-far away, Koei Tecmo announced a samurai action game by the name of Ni-Oh for the PlayStation 3. However, development hell ripped this title from the clutches of our loving embrace and it was never seen again… That is, UNTIL TODAY!
The great and powerful Koei Tecmo have brought Ni-Oh back from the brink, harnessing the power of the Tokyo Game Show to prove once and for all it has truly returned. But the question remains… When the inevitable PC port does come, can Koei Tecmo deny their lust to fuck it up with a sub-par PC product?
Yup. He is like a younger, cleaner, less banged up version of Geralt of Rivia. Whether or not there is influence there is unknown, but it is pretty funny regardless.
Before the game was known as “Ni-Oh”, but it appears that the hyphen has been removed, meaning the game is now known as “Nioh”. It is a dark, weighty, third person action game that doesn’t look too far off what we see in the likes of Dark Souls.
Currently the title is only announced as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, but Koei Tecmo regularly port their titles to PC, which are well known for their shoddiness for a number of reasons. However, there is some hope for this particular title, as apparently in interview with the games director he said that the game will be in 60FPS, meaning that if and when the game does release on PC many of the complaints from previous Koei Tecmo games will be addressed and.
What are your thoughts on the re-reveal? Does Nioh look like a game that interests you? What does it remind you of? Let us know in the comments!