Nioh Last Chance Trial on January 21st

Nioh Last Chance Trial on January 21st

Koei Tecmo and Sony have revealed that the PS4 exclusive Nioh will have a “Last Chance Trial” on the Playstation Store. You can download this demo for free in any region.

The Final Demo for Nioh will feature changes to the game implemented from the feedback received from the Beta test Survey, as discussed after TGS 2016 in September.

The demo will be available for only 48 hours, starting January 21st at midnight Japan time, and ending on the late hours of the 22nd at midnight Japan time. (This means Friday, 20 January 2017, 07:00:00 PST to Sunday, 22 January 2017, 07:00:00 PST)

Nioh Final Demo Details

(Not official Translations)

  • Available Stages: Futamata Stage and Futamata Stage Twilight mode
  • Missions: Basic & Action Controls, “Feeling Towards Higan”. Twilight: “Bloodied Flowers of Hell”, Muneshige Tachibana vs. Mission: “Invitation from the Invincible of the West”
  • Multiplayer: “Summoning Visitors”, “Co-op Yokai Realm”

By clearing the mission “Higan he no omoi” (Feelings towards Higan), players will obtain two items that may be used on the full version of the game: the Ogress Headgear and the Crafting Book of Demon/Ogress Mask (A crafting manual to the mask).

Players will also obtain It is also possible to earn the Mark of the Strong and Mark of the Conqueror items, which were the rewards for completing the Alpha and Beta tests. To unlock the bonuses on the final game, players must keep the save data from the demo, but the application can be deleted.
An online connection is needed to play the demo, and it will be locked after the 48 hours pass. You can, however, begin pre-download on January 20th to prepare for two days of action-packed gameplay.
You can find details on Nioh by reading our Nioh Articles or visiting the Nioh Wiki. Nioh releases exclusively on PlayStation 4 on February 7 in North America, February 8 in Europe, and February 9 in Japan.
Update: International name and release for the Final Demo added to the article.



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14 comments on “Nioh Last Chance Trial on January 21st”

  1. Avatar Fexelea says:


  2. Avatar ElvesRule says:

    Phooey! I really need to learn Japanese, goldarnit! Unfair!
    Please tell us how awesome it is.

    Wait, how can there be another demo if the game has already gone "gold"? Day 1 megapatch?

  3. Avatar Valvatorez says:

    How am I supposed to play all this? Gravity Rush 2, Tales of Berseria and Nioh, all of that in not even a month.

  4. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Nier Automata also just around there, followed by Torment: Tides of Numenera, and then Mass Effect Andromeda.

    We’re gonna be busy!

    ElvesRule: I think the demo is meant as a demo rather than an alpha or beta test – this is possibly a "create hype" initiative… and in my case it’s worked haha.

  5. Avatar ElvesRule says:

    Well, I’m skipping Gravity Rush 2 for now, but besides Berseria, then Nioh, comes Horizon Zero Dawn and I’ll barely have scratched any/all of those when my Persona 5, comes to US in April. I’m thinking those 4 games will consume all of 2017 for me. Incredible year for PS4; one might say this will be the year of the PS4.

  6. Avatar HazamaOuroborous says:

    The demo is available for Aus players too, under the name "Nioh: Last Chance Trial" :)

  7. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Updated the story as it is now an international simultaneous release :D

  8. Aiddon says:

    Good, I get to test out the kusarigama before the game is released. Looking at a dual katana/kusarigama build. Guess I’ll have a ton of ninjutsu at the ready.

  9. rubhen925 says:

    I’m so excited for this! Haven’t gamed much in the last two weeks, so just gonna play this demo all weekend! See ya online, revenants and maybe coop-ers.

  10. seadrag0n says:

    when is the access time for you guys? for me it shows 20/01/2017 17:00 to 23/01/2017 04:00 which is in 90 minutes from now…I am from India btw which fall under EU store i guess…

  11. Avatar Fexelea says:

    It should not be live for another six hours, but I’m not sure how they are handling time zones.

  12. seadrag0n says:

    I beat the main mission but how to beat that samurai boss from the additional mission? Are we supposed to farm gear from the revanants, level up and then go kill this boss?

  13. Avatar olavrell says:

    It’s not like you have to farm gear or levels to beat him, but it does help of course.

  14. Avatar Shadeon says:

    Open with ye old hand cannon to his face at the beginning before he engages, that should take a nice bite out of his health bar.

    Dunno how you went about it, but I found quickstance with an uchi + dual katanas easiest for me; anything slower and he dodge/punishes pretty consistently. Once I got a handle on draining his Ki by distancing/dodging his gleaming charges and reprising, things went a lot smoother. The crits you score from Ki draining him are your money makers, but if you let him do it to you, you’re pretty much boned.

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