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Those who remember the 2005 Electronic
Entertainment Expo will recall the hype behind this historical action
adventure; in preparation for it's canceled PS3 2006 release, a pre-rendered CG trailer showed Ni-Oh
as a game about a blond-haired samurai - the offspring of a Western
Woman and Japanese Lord set during the Warring States Era of Japan - and
was based on an unfinished script of renowned Japanese film auteur,
Over a decade later, the finalized form of Nioh
is now a difficult and dark samurai action game inspired by the
original with supernatural elements designed specifically to incite
trial and error; based on the reveal trailer and this description, one
can almost say this is Samurai Dark Souls, Akira Kurosawa style!
Of course, with the history of Team Ninja's contemporary approach on Ninja Gaiden,
it would be safe to expect an exquisite combat mechanic. Details
revealed so far explain a 3-stance attack system - low, neutral, and
high; a high stance reserved for power attacks and low stance for
defense. As well, weapons will have their own traits and can be switched
in real-time and actions will be limited to a stamina meter lending to a
careful tactics in battle.
Similar to Souls, like bonfires,
Shrines will be placed along the journey, where 2 activities take place,
the first being a level-up point, and the second is the replenishment
of "guardian spirits." Guardian spirits are a resource that drop from
fallen foes, and is directly related to the means to cast and perform
various special attacks - using these techniques will be at a cost of
these spirits, so another element of strategy comes into play.
is also an asynchronous online component where sword markers of fallen
players serve to warn other players of high difficulty areas, and
insofar, Nioh will be apparently littered with these sword markers, as is the intention of Team Ninja.
anything, knowing that all the elements are finally coming together is a
welcomed addition to the gaming universe; although there is only a 2016
tba. release date, based on what's been shown so far, Nioh is a "new" IP that gamers might have forgot about, but will definitely remember as it nears release!
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