Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a brand new batch of screenshots of the upcoming PS4 Exclusibe NiOh, and quite a few reveals.
First of all, we get to see the Sekigahara stage, set around the famous battle that happened on October 21, 1600. Protagonist William will fight as one soldier among 10,000 on the battlefield full of surprises and deadly challenges.
The Battle of Sekigahara will probably be a turning point in the game, as it determined the rise of the tokugawa Shogunate, and Ieyasu Tokugawa is a very prominent character among the historical ones included in NiOh‘s story.
We also get to see two monstrous bosses, Karasutengu and Gashadokuro, and the introduction of quite a few historical characters bound to the battle of Sekigahara that fans of the genre will be very familiar with Tadakatsu Honda, Naomasa Ii, Magoichi Saiga, and Marume Nagayoshi.
Both Tadakatsu Honda and Naomasa Ii had plenty of previous appearances in Koei Tecmo games, including the Samurai Warriors series, Kessen, Warriors Orochi and more. Incidentally, Naomasa is also Naotora Ii‘s foster son.
If you want to see more about NiOh, you can check out a new trailer released just yesterday, alongside a second cutscene featuring Ieyasu Tokugawa . If you prefer gameplay, you can also watch the recording of a recent livestream, showcasing the Kijo boss, the Futamata stage and more.
NiOh will release in North America on February 7th, exclusively for PS4, published directly by Sony Interactive Entertainment. European gamers will have to wait one day longer, as the game will release in the Old Continent on February 8th. Japanese gamers will get the game last, on February 9th. Yet, the wait is finally close to its end, as we’re less than one month from launch.
You can check out all the screenshots in the gallery below, keeping in mind that they are from magazine scans, and as such their quality isn’t as high as that of direct feed screenshots.