Latest 'Nioh' Trailer Features A Kunoichi Named Okatsu
"Nioh," Team Ninja's PlayStation 4 exclusive game will soon be released in February of this year. Now, Koei Tecmo has unveiled a short video featuring the main character William and the beautiful kunoichi (female ninja) named Okatsu.
"Nioh" was first announced in 2004 under the title "Oni," and was slated for a 2006 release. In the following year, the game was announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive and renamed "Ni-Oh."
Details about the game were sparse until 2009 when Koei Tecmo said that the game was still in development. Finally, in 2015 it was confirmed that the final title for the game is "Nioh" and that it would be a PlayStation 4 exclusive instead.
According to SIliconera, recent updates about "Nioh" include a teaser video featuring Okatsu and William. The video begins with a glowing rabbit spirit and pans to Okatsu, who speaks to William in Japanese. She tells him that "gold-haired samurai" like him are a rare sight.
In English, William asks the kunoichi for her name, but she tries to leave after replying, "I dislike the company of drunk samurai." William does not seem surprised to hear Okatsu reply in English, but before she disappears he claims that he is not a samurai.
Tecmo Koei's "Nioh" will be released in North America on Feb. 7. Europe has a Feb. 8 release date and the game will be released in Japan on Feb. 9.
In other news, Dual Shockers previously revealed that Okatsu works for Hattori Hanzo. Information about Okatsu and Tokugawa Ieyasu were announced last year, along with screenshots of the two.
Ieyasu's Japanese voice actor is Masachika Ichimura ("The Hotel Venus," "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children"). According to Japanese history, Ieyasu united Japan as "the first Shogun at the end of the Sengoku Era."
Okatsu is voiced by Emi Takei, an actress who starred in the live-action "Rurouni Kenshin" movies based on the manga of the same name. Okatsu is described as "driven by her hate for the samurai of the Sengoku Era," which could explain her animosity towards William in the recently released "Nioh" video.