Nioh’s Japanese Story Trailer Is A Watercolor Nightmare

Nioh’s watercolor story trailer weaves a rich tapestry of violence.


KOEI Tecmo has released a new Japanese language story trailer for Nioh, the developer’s upcoming Souls-like game set within a demon-filled vision of feudal Japan.

While the key plot points are lost on us due to the language barrier, the trailer is still worth a watch, if nothing else for its lush watercolor visuals that put an equal emphasis on vibrancy and violence. We do get a look at armies riding towards war, a mysterious amber-colored stone, and plenty of fearsome Oni that we’ll likely be cutting to shreds – or die trying to – when the game releases next year.

Check out the trailer below:

Nioh is set to release on February 7 and will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. In case you missed it, check out our early hands-on impressions with the game here.

So, do you plan on picking up Nioh when it releases early next year? Be sure to sound off in the comments section and let us know!



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