Home Gaming Nioh is back and lookin’ just fine

Nioh is back and lookin’ just fine

1 min read


Bugger The Last Guardian or or Street Fighter X Tekken. If there’s one vapourware game that I’ve been eager to find out more about, it has to be Nioh. Sony’s slasher of a fantasy hacker was meant to be out ages ago. And then it quietly disappeared, like a fart  in the wind. Now, Nioh is back baby, and headed to the PlayStation 4. And it is looking real purdy indeed. Here’s a video of the Koei Tecmo game, which shows off the fly sword-moves of Samurai Geralt:

A little history about the game, for those of you who are interested. Nioh was revealed as a PlayStation 3 game back at E3, in 2005. Development quietly chugged along, until 2010 when Koei Tecmo announced that producer Kou Shibusawa would get some help from Team Ninja.

Since then, details on the game have been dead silent, with the obligatory tumbleweeds rolling past.

What is known, is that Nioh will be based on Akira Kurosawa’s long-lost script for Oni, which follows a blonde samurai warrior as he seeks to discover his destiny in the middle of a war raging throughout Japan. Plus, ghoulies and monsters it seems.

I’m getting some good vibes from that video, along the lines of a hybrid Ninja Gaiden, Dark Souls and Onimusha project.

Here’s a stack of screenshots as well, in case you’re not into moving images and all that:

Nioh is now scheduled for a 2016 release as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Hopefully it won’t be anything like that other Japanese game which finally escaped development hell.

Last Updated: September 18, 2015


  1. Header. Sublime. 😀


  2. Avi

    September 18, 2015 at 08:43

    I see a little Bayonetta mix with Bloodborne


  3. HairyEwok

    September 18, 2015 at 08:50

    Nioh looks like a eastern Arthas :/


  4. BurninZ

    September 18, 2015 at 08:56

    AH that looks awesome!!


  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 18, 2015 at 09:26

    Looks like he has… Nioh limits.


    • Pariah

      September 18, 2015 at 09:46

      There’s a corner with your name on it. Off you go, find it.


  6. 40 Insane Frogs

    September 18, 2015 at 13:35

    I’m getting a strong Onimusha vibe from this… 😮


    • 40 Insane Frogs

      September 18, 2015 at 13:36

      (reads article) Uh… Darryn already pointed that out. (rides off into the sunset)


      • Grand Admiral Chief

        September 22, 2015 at 14:46

        Oh you


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Uncharted Movie Passes $100 Million – Sony set to Make a Franchise

After 14 years Sony finally released the Uncharted movie to medium reception. The movie ha…