The Playstation exclusive, Nioh, has officially moved to the gold stages of production according to the game’s Twitter account.  We’ve done a brief translation, which you can read below.

Nioh’s development deadline has been met without any problems. To everyone who we’ve kept waiting for a long time, we thank you. Finally, it will be released February 9 (Thu)! There won’t be any delays!”

The action RPG released an alpha demo in April and the beta demo in August of 2016.  After a positive reaction, and some changes, to both demos; Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja released a full trailer at PSX in December 2016.  The title is based off of an unfinished script by famous Japanese filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa, who died in 1998.  Development of the game began in 2005, and died down until 2015 when the demos were announced.

According to the official Nioh site, the game will release for Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 on February 9th, 2017.  The website also reveals that there will be a third part to the special reveal, which will reveal new content, on January 20th.


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About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!