Today Koei Tecmo announced with a press release that the “Final Demo” of its upcoming PS4 Exclusive NiOh is going to release on the Japanese PlayStation Store on January 21st.
The demo will include improvements from the beta version according to the feedback received from players.
Clearing the “Feelings towards Higan” missions in the Futamata stage will grant a new helmet named “the Demon’s Face” and a crafting recipe to create the same mask. Players who missed the alpha and beta demos will also have a chance to earn the rewards for those as well (you can see them in the gallery below).
Unfortunately, the demo will be available only for 48 hours, after that, it will not be playable anymore, exactly like the previous demos.
Given the limited play time, a pre-download will be available on Januuary 20th, while the playable time will start on January 21st at 00:00 Japan Time and end on January 22nd at 23:59.
The demo will include the tutorial missions “Basic Controls” and “Action Controls,” the missions “Feelings towards Higan” in the Futamata stage, “Bloody Flower of Hell” in the Dusk version of the Futamata Stage, “Invitation from the Invincible of the West” with Tachibana Muneshige, and the multiplayer missions “Summoning the rare beast” and “Escorting Hideyoshi.”
At the moment there is no information on any western release of the demo, and we’ll keep you informed if Sony announces anything about it.
Update: the demo will be available in North America and Europe as well, and you can already pre-download it. You can find the download links here.
Luckily, you can still play the Japanese version by using a PSN account, and if you still need to make one, you can check out our handy guide that will lead you through the process. Unfortunately, this won’t unlock the reward helmets on your western accounts, but it’s certainly better than nothing.
NiOh will release in North America on February 7th, published directly by Sony Interactive Entertainment. European gamers will have to wait until February 8th, while Japanese gamers will get the game last, on February 9th.