I’m a little late posting about the Nioh Demo, but I want to make sure my following knows everything about it and what you can receive by playing it. Below is the official press release that will get you going and hopefully receiving exclusive DLC content.


KOEI TECMO America today announced the launch of the highly anticipated Alpha Demo for its dark, samurai action RPG, Nioh. Developed exclusively for release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, this limited-time demo is only available to play and download via the PlayStation®Store from today until May 5. On May 6, players will no longer be able to download or access the Alpha Demo for Nioh.


Between April 26 and May 5, gamers have a rare chance to experience the dark setting and intense samurai combat of Nioh via access to two diverse stages. Upon coming ashore a small island near the village of Usuki, in the first stage the player encounters the remains of a fishing village set aflame by a mysterious invasion. In the following stage, demonic beings from the Yokai realm run rampant in Dazaifu, which has controlled western regions since ancient times.


All players who complete a stage of the demo will be rewarded with ‘The Mark of the Conqueror’ DLC from the PlayStation®Store, which will contain exclusive in-game content for Nioh at launch. In addition, an online survey will be launched with today’s demo release where players are welcomed and encouraged to leave their feedback on the game. An original wallpaper for smartphones will be available exclusively to those who complete the survey to thank them for their time. Players can access the survey here:


In Nioh, players will traverse war-torn Japan as William, a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai. Players will also face off with other samurai in supernatural sword battles and intense, multi-target engagements offering a level of difficulty that will truly test even the most hardened samurai’s skills, patience, and strategy. Under the direction of Kou Shibusawa, Hisashi Koinuma, and the team that defined brutal action games, Team NINJA, Nioh is being created—as Kou Shibusawa put it—“with the entire power of Koei Tecmo,” and is guaranteed to challenge players in a way that makes every mission and accomplishment feel earned and worthwhile.


More information on Nioh and its beautifully unique universe will be released in the coming months. In the meantime, stay up-to-date on all news and announcements via the official site at, Like Nioh and KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at and, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS and Team NINJA Twitter at@TeamNINJAStudio.