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Nioh Beta Demo Survey Results Are In; Here’s What’s Being Changed

by Mike Guarino


While we’ve been getting more footage of Team Ninja’s Nioh thanks to the Tokyo Game Show, we’re also now learning what changes will be coming to the game when it finally launches next year. The game’s second timed demo recently came to a close, which participants took part in a survey afterwards to address what they thought could be improved upon.

Now Team Ninja has released the results from that survey, and you can check them out in full below:


  • Fine tune the game balance and pace
  • Adjust RPG elements such as player growth and armor parameters
  • Further improvements to clarify the interface and make it easier to use


■ Action & Controls

  • Revise the TPS controls
  • Add and adjust samurai skills
  • Adjust the player damage/defeat
  • Adjust the methods and performance of lowering the enemy stamina
  • Adjust the weight and agility of armor

■ Enemies

  • Adjust strength and attack power of enemies
  • Adjust the AI tracking ability and groupthink
  • Add Boss attack variations in the Twilight Missions
  • Revise superarmor (stagger/no stagger) and homing abilities

■ Level Design/Stages

  • Adjust position of enemies including the Twilight Missions
  • Adjust enemy detection issues
  • Adjust collision such as dropping edges

■ UI

  • Improve each type of interface and usability
  • Expand the tutorial


  • Expand the maximum number of items (overall and per item)
  • Adjust the amount of armor items dropped
  • Expand the functions of the Blacksmith, adjust the requirements of Re-Forge and Soul Match
  • Implement items when player level is reset
  • Revise each type of reward

■ Camera

  • Improve camera behavior in areas of bad visibility and inclines
  • Add the ON/OFF option for camera autocorrect

■ Online

  • Adjust Revenant drops
  • Improve the enemy attack behavior during co-op play
  • Fix enemy transparency bugs
  • Allow movies to be skipped after the Boss is obliterated in co-op play

■ Other

  • Stabilize the frame rate of image optimization
  • Fix various problems and bugs

Nioh will launch exclusively for PlayStation 4 on February 9th, 2017.

- This article was updated on:February 21st, 2018

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