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Would you look at Nioh? Look at it! This is some weird, beautiful blend of ancient Japanese myth and gorgeous tiger beasts. I’m in.

I encourage you to dig into the screenshots below. Nioh looks great graphically, sure, but that art and character design? That’s on another level entirely.

Some of these might be bullshots

Sure, some of these screenshots may fall squarely into the bullshot category that we hate so much. You know bullshots, right? They’ve gotten better, but Ubisoft was once king at this. Remember these Far Cry 3 gems. The game never looked liked this.

Far Cry 3

Right, some of the Nioh shots are probably quite staged. Koei Tecmo deserves a finger wagging for that move. The game looks and plays wonderfully, though. There was a demo that I enjoyed quite a bit.

Nioh is due for the PlayStation 4 on February 9, 2017. We’ll have more on the game as it comes.