Publisher Koei Tecmo has announced the release date for its upcoming action game, Nioh. The game will launch worldwide on February 9, 2017 for the PlayStation 4. The news was revealed at PlayStation’s pre-Tokyo Game Show keynote earlier today.
The game was previously slated for a 2016 release date. A beta for the game was completed recently, with developers Team Ninja implementing feedback from fans into the final game.
Nioh stars protagonist William Adams, a man who travels to Japan to become 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,” Team Ninja has said about the game.
“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.”