Rise of the Ronin
Rise of the Ronin

Rise of the Ronin Announced for PS5

During the recent State of Play event, Sony and developer Koei Tecmo studio Team NINJA announced Rise of the Ronin, a new action RPG. A release date was not announced, but the game will launch exclusively for PS5. Rise of the Ronin takes place in late 19th century Japan where players play as a Ronin. According to the developer, the game will immerse players in an “historically inspired world while bringing together its renowned combat action with Katanas and the likes, and new firearm weaponry.”

The game’s details via PlayStation Blog can be seen below:

Rise of the Ronin is a combat focused open-world action RPG that takes place in Japan at a time of great change. It is the very end of a 300-year long Edo Period, commonly known as “Bakumatsu.” Set in the late 19th century, Japan is facing the darkest of times as it struggles with its oppressive rulers and deadly diseases while western influence permeates as civil war continues to rage between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Anti-Shogunate factions.

Here in this time of mayhem, you embody a Ronin character, a warrior bound to no master and free to make choices of its own. Rise of the Ronin is a new Team NINJA experience that will immerse you in an historically inspired world while bringing together its renowned combat action with Katanas and the likes, with new firearm weaponry that depicts the unique personality of its time period.

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.

Beyond the action elements, we will be steadfast in our efforts to create a multilayered story that showcases the world of the Bakumatsu period and the revolution that took place. The characters that you will meet all have their own brand of justice and motivations, and whether you decided to side with or against them… each decision you make will matter. With new combat action and unrestrained open gameplay, we are looking forward to setting you free as you immerse yourself as a Ronin.

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