‘Nioh’: New Gameplay Trailer Revealed At E3 2016; Beta Demo Coming This August, Says Koei Tecmo

Nioh Photo: Koei Tecmo

A new Nioh demo is coming to PlayStation 4 in a couple of months, Koei Tecmo announced on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, giving fans another chance to experience the upcoming action-RPG during the continued wait for a Nioh release date.

For those who may have forgotten, Koei Tecmo briefly released an early alpha build of Nioh earlier this year, giving PlayStation 4 owners a little over one week to beat a short segment of the game’s campaign. Unsurprisingly, given the rise of the Dark Souls franchise, the Nioh demo proved to be quite popular with PS4 owners. So it probably shouldn’t come as much of a shock that Koei Tecmo will once again open the game’s doors to the PlayStation community, offering another opportunity to try out the upcoming action-RPG while development continues. We don’t have a specific timeline yet; however, Koei Tecmo says fans can expect Nioh’s beta demo to hit the PlayStation Network sometime this August.

Word of a new demo isn’t the only reason to get excited about Nioh this week, either. In addition to revealing a timeline for the game’s next playable demo, Koei Tecmo also released a new Nioh gameplay trailer on Tuesday. It’s only about two minutes long but the new trailer includes quite a bit of impressive gameplay footage, including first looks at several of the supernatural enemies we’ll encounter in the game. Personally, I’m most curious about the strange blob monster we see William fighting near the beginning of the trailer. But there are no shortage of new faces in this week’s Nioh preview, which also appears to introduce a few friendly faces.

For a closer look at Nioh, including several of the enemies we’ll encounter in Koei Tecmo’s upcoming action-RPG, take a couple of minutes to watch Nioh’s E3 2016 trailer. Then head down to the comments section and let us know if you’re excited for the upcoming beta demo.

Nioh is in development exclusively for PlayStation 4. The game is scheduled to debut sometime before the end of 2016.

Be sure to check back with iDigitalTimes.com and follow Scott on Twitter for more Nioh news throughout 2016 and for as long as Koei Tecmo supports Nioh in the months after launch.

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