Demoes were a concept in gaming that had seemed to be a pastime that would never return. PS4 and Xbox One, however, have changed how gaming companies market to players and the demo has made a surprising comeback in recent years. Koei Tecmo is a firm that’s embraced the idea and they are doing it again for the PS4 exclusive Nioh.

Nioh received a downloadable demo a few months back, and it was greeted with widespread adoration from gamers. Koei Tecmo has announced the second downloadable demo for the upcoming PS4 title and “The Beta Demo” will hit the PlayStation Store this coming Aug. 23.

Players who are hoping to jump into the demo shouldn’t wait too long to download it because Koei Tecmo has stated the demo will only be available for a limited time. Nioh‘s demo will be out until Sept. 6, “after which time the demo will be disabled.” The demo will give more players one last chance to “obtain the special, to-be-revealed Mark of the Conqueror DLC, as well as a chance at the all-new Mark of the Strong DLC.”

While some of the demo will contain similar content to April’s demo, Koei Tecmo has made updates to this slice of Nioh. Gamer feedback has been taken into account and will “incorporate a number of gameplay changes made with fans in mind.”

The opening stage of the demo shares new challenges for players, and if you uncovered the DLC back in April, you will be given “a set of weapons and more starting money. These champions will also have the opportunity to play through the new Nakatsu stage without having to clear Usuki again.

“The new Nakatsu stage leads protagonist William along a treacherous mountain path to a deep cave, where he must prevail against human and supernatural enemies alike—including the seductive Hinoenma, a dangerous Yokai under the guise of a beautiful woman. Defeating the Nakatsu stage will award players with the Mark of the Strong DLC, which will be available when the game launches,” Koei Tecmo wrote.

Nioh’s second demo will bring a selection of new weapons: long-range, Katanas, spears, axes and hammers. Onmyo magic and Ninjutsu elements of combat are also in the demo and those will raise William’s attack and bring forth special techniques.

A Training Dojo has also been put inside of the second demo to help instruct newer players on how to battle with a batana and explore the world of Nioh. The game is expected to receive a M rating and will eventually release exclusively for PS4. Stick around for more things video games here on We Write Things.

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