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Team Ninja’s Nioh will be published by Sony, gets PS4 Pro enhancements

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The samurai action-RPG has plenty of graphics options

Nioh Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo

Nioh, the challenging action game from Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja, will be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment — not Koei Tecmo — in North America and Europe, according to a post on a the PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is also getting a handful of graphics setting options, both on the base console and the souped-up PS4 Pro.

PS4 owners who experienced Nioh’s alpha and beta tests earlier this year likely already know that the action-RPG offered players resolution and frame rate options. On the PlayStation Blog, Sony details the game’s three settings:

  • “Movie Mode” focuses on resolution over frame rate, offering “beautiful high resolution graphics with stable 30fps.”
  • “Action Mode” emphasizes a stable 60 fps frame rate.
  • “Movie Mode (Variable frame rate)” offers high-resolution graphics with a variable frame rate that may go over 30 fps.

Players who opt to play Nioh on a PlayStation 4 Pro, which launches next week, have even more options.

  • HD display “Movie Mode” - Stable 1920×1080 resolution with high-quality anti-aliasing at 30 fps
  • HD display “Action Mode” - Stable 1920×1080 resolution at 60 fps
  • 4K display “Movie Mode” - Stable 3840×2160 resolution at 30 fps
  • 4K display “Action Mode” - Stable 1920×1080 resolution at 60 fps

Nioh is one of more than 40 games confirmed to support PS4 Pro hardware. The Team Ninja-developed game will be released Feb. 9, 2017. For an extended look at the game, check out Nioh’s Tokyo Game Show 2016 trailer.