Koei Tecmo’s Nioh to Be Released in February 2017

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Koei Tecmo’s Nioh to Be Released in February 2017
Source: gamecity.ne.jp

Many video games managed to impress the audience during this year’s TGS (Tokyo Game Show), but Koei Tecmo’s Nioh was by far the most appreciated title.

According to Kou Shibusawa, general producer at Koei Tecmo, Nioh will be released worldwide on February 9, 2017.

Team Ninja’s latest project will be available for PlayStation 4, and it is considered by many a mix of Dark Souls (because of its difficulty) and Ninja Gaiden (because of its setting).

Nioh was originally announced 12 years ago by Koei, as a video game based on an unfinished script named Oni. In Japanese “Oni” means demon.

Due to a large number of issues, Nioh was delayed multiple times, but Koei Tecmo kept working on it and in 2010 the project was handed to Team Ninja.

Last year, at TGS, Koei Tecmo re-revealed the video game as a PlayStation 4 title which was set to release in 2016.

The first public alpha demo started April 26, 2016, and ended on May 5, 2016, being followed by a public beta demo between August 23, 2016, and September 6, 2016.

Unfortunately, Koei Tecmo announced that they won’t be able to release the game this year, but it will be released on February 9, 2017.

Nioh is not the only game that was recently delayed. Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole was also delayed to 2017, as well as Sony’s Last Guardian which was pushed back by a few weeks.

If you didn’t watch the latest Nioh trailer revealed at TGS 2016, here it is.