A rumor started just a few days ago that Koei Tecmo had plans to release an Xbox One version of the highly enjoyable Nioh video game. Since the game is from a third party publisher, an Xbox One version of the game is feasible.
Sadly though, it sounds like the PC and PS4 are the only platforms where you can buy Nioh because Koei Tecmo currently have no plans for an Xbox One version of the game. Koei Tecmo Europe confirmed this on Twitter earlier today by saying: “Sorry, this guy is stretching. It’s the same answer I give everyone who asks. There are NO current plans to bring Nioh to Xbox“.
Nioh is kind of like Dark Souls due to its similar combat system and high difficulty curve. Hopefully Nioh 2 is able to be released on Xbox One because the series deserves more players.
Anyway, if you have never heard of the game before, below is an overview of the game taken from a press release.
“In the dark, fantasy action RPG Nioh, players will traverse war-torn Japan as a blonde-haired swordsman, William, whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai.
Blending a compelling narrative loosely based upon the tale of the first western samurai, William Adams, with a myriad of strange supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore (Yokai), players of Nioh will discover a diverse and comprehensive world dripping with history and lore. Players will face off against other samurai in epic 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. Nioh not only incorporates iconic elements from Japanese folklore such as samurai and supernatural creatures, but also offers the exhilaration of an authentic samurai sword fight straight from Team NINJA. Nioh is guaranteed to challenge players in a way that makes every successful mission feel well-earned and their accomplishments worthwhile.”