Check Out ‘Rise Of The Ronin’, Team Ninja’s Latest Action RPG
by Sage Ashford
Fresh off the release of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and the announcement of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, Team Ninja has yet another game on the way. This time, players travel to the late 1800s for Rise of the Ronin.
Rise of the Ronin is an open-world action RPG set during the civil war between the Tokugawa Shogunate and Anti-Shogunate factions. There’s not much information out about the game just yet, but the PlayStation blog indicates a key component will be playing a Ronin who’s free to make their own choices, unbound by a master. Whether this means players can create their own character isn’t confirmed yet, but they do drive home the importance of having a bunch of options for choices. Rise of the Ronin will also focus on taking a critical look at the Bakumatsu Era:
“We at Koei Tecmo, have had many titles in the past that were based on history. But with Rise of the Ronin, we set out to take the next big step. By harnessing all the skills and knowledge we’ve gained over the years we really wanted to take things to the next level by attempting to thoroughly portray the most critical revolution in the history of Japan including the darkest and ugliest chapters that many will shy away from. This is undoubtedly the most ambitious and challenging project for Team Ninja Studio to date. Yet we will allow our experience in creating samurai and ninja action games to guide us through this journey.”
Rise of the Ronin will release in 2024 as a console exclusive for PlayStation 5.