Today Koei Tecmo released a large batch of direct feed screenshots of the upcoming PS4 exclusive NiOh by Team Ninja, that will get a beta in August.
We learn the names of three new guardian spirits, the bull Fuseushi, the bird Daibawashi and the shark Isonade, that join the previously announced thunder dog Raiken.
A couple of stages are also portrayed, like the ruins of Dazaifu, where William will fight a group of ninja, and the fields of Kareta Susuki.
Newly introduced weapons are the Katana and Wakizashi pair of swords, that William can dual-wield, and the Tanegashima matchlock rifle.
A few monsters also make their appearance, the Nurikabe, the Hinoenma, the Mukorumusha, the Onibi, the Onyudo, the Onryoki, and the Nue. The Kappa is peculiar, as it carries a large amount of Amrita (the game’s currency), but it’ll run away very fast if not defeated quickly.
Interestingly, the Ninja that was previously named just “Hanzo,” is now revealed as Hattori Hanzo, historical general in service of Tokugawa Iieyasu and one of the most popular lords of the Sengoku era.
We also see the bow in action, coming with the ability to deliver deadly headshots, the battle axe, how enemies and bosses can drop equipment, and a “giant umibozu,” reported to be able to swallow whole ships.