Posted Tue Jul 19, 2016 at 10:19 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Learn in the dojo.
Koei Tecmo's 'Nioh' continues its march towards genre-defining (see the E3 impressions here), and for PS4 owners, another taste is coming this summer.
On August 23rd, the 'Nioh' beta will be available via the PlayStation Store on PS4. The beta will be playable until September 6th, and then, like the alpha, the beta will be disabled.
Among the new content set to be featured in the beta, Koei Tecmo has promised a new dojo stage which should allow players to learn some advanced combat tactics via training sessions. That should help get players ready for the new stage in the beta (which is possible one of the new two stages from E3 build). The beta will also have new weapons and should give players further insight into the game's story.
From 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.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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