Nioh E3 2016 footage shows brutal combat, updated mechanics

By Sherif Saed
20 June 2016 21:05 GMT

The E3 2016 Nioh build looks to have incorporated the feedback received after the original alpha.


Nioh E3 2016 footage shows brutal combat, updated mechanics

Nioh, Team Ninja’s Dark Souls-like action RPG was at E3 this year. Although we were treated to a new gameplay trailer, we’re always happy to see more of that game.

Which is exactly what we have here today, with two new videos from the game’s E3 build. If you played the recent alpha, you’ll spot a few changes right away. Most notably, the weapon durability feature has been removed, and the quick select menu has been update to be more readable.

The equipped weapon will now also be shown off on the right, and the animations for healing up have gained noticeable increase in speed. Player animations in general, in fact, seem to have been tightened up.

Here’s the first video from Gamespot, showing a dungeon of sorts, but not many new enemies.

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The other footage we have is captured from a Twitch stream (via ROLEPLAYING TV). There’s commentary in this one, explaining some of the UI elements and the general design goals.

It’s essentially the same part of the game being demoed, but things go a little bit differently the second time around.

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Nioh is due for another demo in August, but the game still doesn’t have a solid release date.

Be sure to check out our E3 2016 hub for all the news, videos, screenshots, interviews and much more, live and direct for this year’s show.

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