Team Ninja, the developer known for its RPG games such as the Ninja Gaiden series and the Nioh game, has unveiled Rise of the Ronin. It is an action RPG set in a historical setting in Japan. The game will be released in 2024 for PlayStation 5.
ninja team writes Players in the game take on the role of a ronin, a samurai who has not served any daimyo or any other master and is free to make his own choices. Rise of the Ronin is an open-world action RPG that focuses on combat, according to the studio. Katana swords can be used in combat, as well as in firearms, for example.
The events are set in the late nineteenth century, at the end of nearly 300 years Edo periodWhich ended in 1868. It is a dark period for Japan, given the civil war and deadly diseases, while Western influences are also showing themselves.
The developer writes that apart from working on the action part, he does his best to create a multi-layered story. The characters that players encounter all have their own motives and as a player you have the option to join their side or vice versa. According to Team Ninja, these types of options actually have an impact.
Team Ninja confirms that it has previously created titles based on periods of history and that Rise of the Ronin is taking the “next big step” in the field. The studio strives to “deeply depict the most important revolution in Japan’s history, including the darkest and ugliest seasons of which many are ashamed.”
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