Sony, Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja announced Rise of the Ronin during State of the Game on Tuesday (13). The game is being developed for the PS5 and will be exclusive to consoles when it launches in 2024.
The game, which reminds us a lot of Ghost of Tsushima, will have you explore an evolving world as you fight to create a new era for Japan.
In the story, you are a ronin, a free warrior who answers to no master. As your fates intertwine with those of the heroes, you will live an experience that promises to be immersive, action-packed and combat-oriented.
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More info below, via the PS Blog:
Rise of the Ronin is a combat-oriented open-world action RPG set in Japan during a time of great change. This is the end of the 300-year Edo period known as “Bakumatsu”. In the late 19th century, when the game takes place, Japan is struggling to deal with oppressive rulers and deadly diseases as Western influence spreads and civil war rages between the Tokugawa Shogunate and opposing factions.
In this moment of chaos, you play as a ronin, a warrior who does not serve a master and is free to make his own choices. Rise of the Ronin is a new experience from Team Ninja that transports you into a historically inspired world, while bringing you our studio’s famous combat with katanas and all, plus firearms that represent the unique personality of the period.
Here at Koei Tecmo, we’ve had many story-driven titles. But in Rise of the Ronin, we decided to take the next big step. We have combined all the skills and knowledge we have acquired over the years to truly go above and beyond and accurately portray the most critical revolution in Japanese history, including the darkest and scariest parts that many want to avoid. This is undoubtedly the most ambitious and complex project that Team Ninja Studio has ever tackled. However, we’ll let our experience creating action games with ninjas and samurai guide us on this journey.
In addition to the action elements, we are trying to create a multi-layered story that details the world of the Bakumatsu period and the revolution that took place. The characters you meet have their own motivations and ways of doing justice, and every decision you make will matter whether you’re for them or against them. Rise of the Ronin offers new combat and an open and unrestricted gameplay experience. We can’t wait to see you on your ronin path.