Developer W.R.K.S Games announced a new side-scrolling cyberpunk stealth game titled Shinobi Rising. The game will be developed on Unreal Engine 5 and is set in the feudal Japanese-inspired cyberpunk universe of Katana-Ra. In the game, “you play as a shinobi who must solve a murder mystery and discover the culprit behind the death of an innocent child heiress.” The game will launch on February 14, 2023 for PC and for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms at a later date. Additionally, trailers for the game will begin to roll out in October.
The game’s details via W.R.K.S Games can be seen below:
Welcome to Shinobi Rising, the exciting new game set in the Japanese-inspired cyberpunk universe of Katana-Ra. In this thrilling adventure, you play as a shinobi who must solve a murder mystery and discover the culprit behind the death of an innocent child heiress.
As you navigate your way through the streets Clan Kata’s village, the entire game takes place across one single night and you’ll need to use all your cunning and skill to survive. Uncover clues and solve puzzles and inch closer to uncovering the truth behind the killing. But be warned, this is a village where not everyone is what they seem.
Who will you strike from the shadows?
In Shinobi Rising, you play as a shinobi who must solve a murder mystery and discover the culprit behind the death of an innocent child heiress. Uncover clues and solve puzzles. Engage in stealth combat and use your ninja skills to defeat your enemies—or avoid them entirely. With stunning stylized graphics and an engaging storyline, Shinobi Rising is sure to keep gamers entertained and serve as a great introduction to our vibrant new game universe of Katana-Ra.
Shinobi Rising is the first PC game in the Katana-Ra Universe, where feudal Japanese inspiration is fused with futuristic cyberpunk. Shinobi Rising will be a 3D side-scroller built in Unreal Engine 5 and will feature stealth and detective style gameplay. The entire game will play out in one single night of time, where the main character must solve a murder mystery and find the real culprit behind the assassination of the young heiress to the Kata Clan.