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PS4 Exclusive Nioh Lets You Choose to Improve Frame Rate or Resolution

Nioh offers two different modes that alter the game's performance and visuals.


When it comes to console gaming, you don't normally get a choice when it comes to technical settings. That's not the case with PS4-exclusive Nioh, which allows you to choose between a more stable frame rate or a higher resolution.

A free demo of Nioh is currently on offer from the PS4's store, and video game analyst ZhugeEX noticed the Game Mode setting. It allows you to switch between "Action" and "Movie," which lets you stabilize the frame rate or achieve a higher resolution respectively.

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I tested the two modes briefly and discovered that the visual differences between them are quite noticeable. Movie Mode features much sharper models, while Action's visuals are a lot muddier. The frame rate differences didn't seem too noticeable in my short time testing it. It's worth remembering that the Nioh demo is an alpha version of the game and could change before the official launch.

It's not known if the rumored upgraded PS4 will take the best of both modes and combine the two. It was recently reported that all PS4 games released after October would need to include a mode for both the original and upgraded system.

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The Nioh demo will be available to play until May 5. If you complete it, you'll be able to "download The Mark of the Conqueror, which will entitle [you] to a reward in the final game." The PlayStation Store describes the demo as follows:

"Experience the newest brutal action game from Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo Games. 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."

Nioh is set to release this year exclusively on PS4.

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