Nioh Demo Out Now, Complete It to Unlock Special Item for Full Game

Prepare to battle Japan's deadliest Yokai.


Nioh is an upcoming action game from Ninja Gaiden developer Team Ninja, and looks to be heavily inspired by Onimusha and Dark Souls. A demo for it is available now on PlayStation Network in Europe.

"Experience the newest brutal action game from Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo Games," reads the description. "In the age of samurai, a lone traveler lands on the shores of Japan. He must fight his way through the vicious warriors and supernatural Yokai that infest the land in order to find that which he seeks."

The demo weighs in at 3.8 GB and those that complete it will be able to "download The Mark of the Conqueror, which will entitle them to a reward in the final game."

The demo will only be available from April 26 until May 5.

As previously announced, after the demo period is over Team Ninja will solicit feedback through an online survey so it "can make [the game] even more fun."

The full game is due out in 2016, but a specific release date has not been announced.

Nioh was announced for PS4 in December during PlayStation Experience. Prior to that, it had been intended to come to PS3--as a launch game, no less--but development issues resulted in it being shelved.

You can get a glimpse of the game in action in the demo trailer above, as well in previously released footage.

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