Tuesday, 20 December 2016

'Nioh' Live Stream And 4K Trailer Include 9 Minutes Of New Gameplay


Nearly 10 minutes of new Nioh gameplay footage debuted over the weekend, courtesy of a new trailer and four-hour live stream, giving fans of Koei Tecmo’s upcoming action-RPG another source of procrastination before getting the week started. And even those who don’t have much of an opinion on Nioh can appreciate a reason to duck work for a few minutes on Monday morning.

Admittedly, the latest Nioh trailer to hit the web is pretty uneventful, even if it is the second time we’ve seen Nioh running on the PS4 Pro this month. In fact, the clip might be one of the least consequential clips in recent memory, featuring nothing more than a brief conversation between the game’s protagonist, William, and two other samurai. To make matters even worse, the clip is currently only available in Japanese, so anyone not fluent in the language can’t do much more than marvel at how good Nioh looks on their 4K TV. Fortunately, it wasn’t the only source of new Nioh footage this weekend.

Koei Tecmo hosted a marathon four hour, 10 minute live stream on Saturday, featuring new footage from a variety of current and upcoming KT titles, during which the studio unleashed several minutes of new Nioh gameplay. Unlike the game’s latest trailer, the Nioh gameplay from the live stream is almost entirely action-oriented. There’s a bit of inventory management at the beginning, giving us a sneak peek at some of the gear William can recover/use during the Nioh campaign, but the tempo picks up pretty quickly.

For a closer look at Nioh , take a few minutes to check out the game’s latest trailer or skip to the 3:14:00 mark in the stream below to see new Nioh gameplay. Then head down to the comments section and let us know if you’re planning to buy Nioh when the game hits PS4 early next year.