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

The samurai action-RPG has plenty of graphics options

Nioh Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

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.

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