Koei Tecmo America has announced today’s launch of the Alpha Demo for its dark, samurai action RPG, Nioh. This limited-time demo will only be available to download and play via the PlayStation Store from April 26th until May 5th.
The demo for Nioh will allow players access to two diverse stages from the game, as well as test out three close-combat weapon classes—the spear, axe, and the katana—letting them to discover the weapon that best suits their personal play style.
Completing a stage of the demo will reward players with “The Mark of the Conqueror” DLC from the PlayStation store, which will contain exclusive in-game content for Nioh when the full game officially releases.
Here’s some more information on the Nioh demo from Koei Tecmo:
In Nioh, players will traverse war-torn Japan as William, a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai. Players will also face off with other samurai in supernatural sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements offering a level of difficulty that will truly test even the most hardened samurai’s skills, patience, and strategy. Under the direction of Kou Shibusawa, Hisashi Koinuma, and the team that defined brutal action games, Team NINJA, Nioh is being created—as Kou Shibusawa put it—“with the entire power of Koei Tecmo,” and is guaranteed to challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile.
Nioh will release for the PlayStation 4 sometime this year.