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As long as they don't make the mistake a lot of Japanese companies did and try Westernising too much, they'll continue their success:

“We are very happy with the global success of Nioh,” Koinuma told MCV. “This game has been long in development and has been created with all the creative force of our company behind it. The positive reviews and strong performance has truly been a wonderful validation of our efforts so far, as has the overwhelming reception from the players themselves.

“With the invaluable help of Sony Interactive Entertainment, we released two early demos, Alpha and Beta, and we were able to give players all over the world a teaser of what we were planning for them while simultaneously being open to their feedback.

“As a result we believe we were able to adapt to their expectations and reach out to a brand new audience that hadn’t played our games in the past. In that, Nioh has taught us a lot of valuable lessons and has definitely helped open up an entirely new audience for us.

“Nioh’s success, as well as the recent western success of titles like Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom and Dead or Alive, is proof that if we follow the right approach and listen to the needs of the players they will embrace our titles and help our company grow further.”

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/koei-tecmo-nioh-s-opened-a-brand-new-audience-for-us/0179046



 

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Nice, keep delivering.

Big fan of demos. Big fan of companies using demos to change and modify their games for the best.

I support any company that does that. Well verbally/written. I'm still not buying the game(just isn't my kind of game).

A really successful exclusive partnership. Happy for Sony and Koei!

I'm loving the game, it's right there with Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne tbh.

Good job Team Ninja and Koei.

What a nice success story!

Now I need to actually play this sucker. I booted up Dark Souls last night and I'm hooked again. I'm sure Nioh will take over my life in a similar way.

It was actually nice to see how they addressed pretty much every one of my concerns from the Alpha into the Beta, so those surveys really paid off in the long run it seems.



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Veknoid_Outcast said:
What a nice success story!

Now I need to actually play this sucker. I booted up Dark Souls last night and I'm hooked again. I'm sure Nioh will take over my life in a similar way.

Be sure to do it, the thing is amazing.



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They have my money thats for sure, also i forgot the attack on titan game they released some months ago, thats another one i gotta buy.