That’s right, Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja just released a new Gamescon trailer for their Dark Souls-like RPG, NiOh, which reveals new enemies, weapons, locations and some footage of the playable PS4 beta demo set for this month. NiOh is prepped to come out sometime this year.
If you are curious and seek to play the upcoming beta demo for Team Ninja‘s hack-and-slash RPG, you will be able to do so starting on August 23rd, until September 6th. As of course. the devs are seeding these alpha and beta tests so that they can fix any known and unknown problems with the game, which will be addressed based on player feedback.
It’s also worth noting that this upcoming beta test will also grant folks another chance to obtain the new Mark of the Conqueror DLC, as well as the Mark of the Strong DLC.
If you aren’t into the whole DLC stuff, the upcoming beta will bring with it some new challenges regarding the first stage, as well as a Training Dojo to help new players out with the Katana and the game’s learning curve. The dojo will be accessible right from the beginning of the demo.
As for new content in the beta, according to Team Ninja they explained that:
“The new Nakatsu stage leads protagonist William along a treacherous mountain path to a deep cave, where he must prevail against human and supernatural enemies alike—including the seductive Hinoenma, a dangerous Yokai under the guise of a beautiful woman. Defeating the Nakatsu stage will award players with the Mark of the Strong DLC, which will be available when the game launches.”
But that’s not all of the new content, the devs will also throw in some new weapons to fiddle around with. This includes the long-range hand cannon match-lock rifle, Katanas (single and dual-wild edition), spears, axes and hammers.
Lastly, the devs will also throw in some magic for players to use, too. This revolves around the Onmyo magic and Ninjutsu elements. These additives bring bonuses to the player, and imbue special properties on attacks.
If that sounds interesting, you can check out the new Gamescon video that Koei Tecmo sent out.
NiOh is set to come out this year for PS4, while its Beta is set to drop August 23rd, ending September 6th. If you can’t wait six more days for the Beta some new screenshots are up to fill in the gap, as seen below.