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. Known as Yokai, these demons inhabit a number of dangerous locations and lie in wait in the shadows to ambush unsuspecting victims. 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.
Offering a deep and original storyline that takes place during the Warring States Period of Japanese history alongside strategic sword-fighting action, Nioh will challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile.
Nioh’s combat requires a level of mastery to take on countless Yokai. To get there, you may want a little help from friends, or other visitors. Through your journey, you’ll be able to summon visitors to aid you and play cooperatively to tackle the toughest demons. While the Summoner gets help from the extra player, the visitor also receives rewards when arriving at shrines, or even after engaging a boss (winning or losing). In addition, the helping visitor gets more rewards post-mission, and the Summoner can continue their quest.