Now that Nioh 2 is in alpha, the playtesting has begun. A lucky few have been given the chance to try out the Nioh sequel early and to celebrate, Team Ninja has shared a brand new trailer showing off some killer gameplay for the closed alpha period. 

Though the video has since been 'delisted', the dates for the closed alpha period are set for May 24th through June 2nd. The above video also shows off new demon transformations and even more samurai with some high-action footage of what actual gameplay will be like when the game inevitably launches. 

 The demon forms are exciting and to see their extent is pretty flippin' cool when looking back at the initial teaser when the game was first announced.

Unfortunately, we still don't have a release date at this time, but it's nice to see progress being made on the PlayStation 4 exclusive. 

Excited to learn more about Nioh 2? Sound off with what you hope to see from the sequel by hitting us up over on Twitter @PrimaGames! You can also learn more about the game's predecessor below:

"To triumph you'll need patience, to learn where each foe - human or demon - is strong, and when to strike at their weaknesses. Embrace the way of the samurai to master the deep, rewarding combat system and relish every hard-fought victory."

  • Master every fighting style - learn the flow of combat and move with precision. Unleash combinations of attacks and dodges specific to a range of authentic samurai weapons, including polearms, katanas and axes.
  • Explore a fantastical and dark vision of 16th century Japan - fight alongside and against legendary heroes and villains of the Sengoku period.
  • Face brutal and grotesque enemies - standalone against skilled samurai, vile beasts, and demons known as the yokai.

With E3 right around the corner and Sony planning their own PlayStation celebration, we're sure to be learning even more about the highly anticipated new sequel here shortly!