We’ve received more information about Nioh’s support characters, via a press release from Koei Tecmo. As we know, the game’s narrative is loosely based on the story of William Adams, the first western samurai who goes through a journey full of Japanese folklore and supernatural encounters. Joining him on his journey are three support characters.
‘William is not alone against the perilous Yokai, however, as he will be accompanied by a diverse cast of characters who assist him on his travels across Japan. Hanzo Hattori, the head of the ninja clan retained by Ieyasu Tokugawa, serves as William’s guide through the country. Hanzo’s cat is possessed with the long-living spiritual guardian Nekomata, who aids William with his strong knowledge of the supernatural and history of the land.
Muneshige and Ginchiyo Tachibana, experienced samurai and leaders of the Tachibana clan, also help William on his quest with their deadly fighting abilities. Both Tachibana leaders possess their own Raiken guardian spirits—creatures which control the element of Thunder—which come together to perform a devastating special attack.’
The Nioh beta demo will be hitting the PS4 on August 23, and will end on September 6.