Koei Tecmo has released a new set of Nioh details and screenshots.
The details introduce characters main character William and the characters who assist him on his travels across Japan. They include:
- Hanzo Hattori – The head of the ninja clan retained by Ieyasu Tokugawa, serves as William’s guide through the country. Hanzo’s cat is possessed with the long-living spiritual guardian Nekomata, who aids William with his strong knowledge of the supernatural and history of the land.
- Muneshige and Ginchiyo Tachibana – Experienced samurai and leaders of the Tachibana clan, also help William on his quest with their deadly fighting abilities. Both Tachibana leaders possess their own Raiken guardian spirits—creatures which control the element of Thunder—which come together to perform a devastating special attack.
Also shown in the screenshots is the new explosive hand cannon, William in combat, and the “devastating” Yokai which will be encountered on his journey.
Nioh is due out for PlayStation 4 in 2016. A second beta demo is planned for August 23.
View the screenshots at the gallery.