Watch: Nioh lets you dress up like a Beefeater

Team Ninja’s action RPG Nioh is very nearly upon us – our went live earlier today, in fact. I played Nioh in preview and quite enjoyed myself, so I was keen to get stuck into the full game and further put my samurai skills to the test.

What I didn’t expect was that Nioh starts out in the Tower of London, with protagonist (and prisoner) William attempting to break out of his cell, gradually dressing himself up as a Beefeater as he goes.

After getting so used to seeing William dressed in Samurai armour it’s pretty strange to see him clad as a Yeoman Warder, but it’s pretty fun nonetheless. I captured the opening segment of Nioh to show off the Tower of London – traitor’s gate and all – and to give you an idea of what to expect from the game’s first twenty minutes or so.