It was one of several hot new PlayStation 4 exclusives announced during December's PlayStation Experience event.
And in point of fact, it represented the return of a canceled PS3 exclusive: Team Ninja's anticipated Ni-Oh has been resurrected!
So, what has been going on with the game this whole time? Has it been shelved for over a decade? Well, Koei Tecmo President Yoichi Erikawa told 4Gamer (as cited by WCCF Tech ) that the game originally ran into some issues, such as difficulty in deciding genre. As it turns out, they were torn between straight-up action and action/role-playing.
Then, after the merger with Tecmo, Koei went to Team Ninja and asked them to create a game that was significantly different from Dynasty Warriors . Unfortunately, they made an adventure that was too much like Ninja Gaiden , which isn't what the original developer wanted. So, they started from scratch again. What you saw at the PlayStation Experience is actually the third iteration of the project, and it has taken a "more hardcore direction." Erikawa now compares Ni-Oh to the challenging Demon's Souls .
Well, that might be just what From Software aficionados want: A game that seems to be a blend of Demon's Souls and Bloodborne . Me, I still get a distinct Onimusha vibe from the trailer…
Related Game(s): Ni-oh