Rise Of Ronin Gets Release Date

As revealed at The Game Awards, new Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja PS5 exclusive Rise of the Ronin is releasing on March 22, 2024.


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Like Team Ninja’s past work, Rise of the Ronin is a Soulslike, but unlike its past games, it’s open-world. As game director Fumihiko Yasuda says, it is “undoubtedly the most ambitious and challenging project” the studio has worked on to date.

Rise of the Ronin takes place at the end of the Edo period, set in 19th-century Japan. As such, you’ll be able to use period-accurate firearms as well as the usual close-combat weaponry.

“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,” the studio wrote in last year’s PlayStation blog.

“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.”

Team Ninja’s Soulslikes have reviewed incredibly well from go, with Nioh garnering an average of 88 on Metacritic, Nioh 2 an average of 85, and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty an 81. This will be their fourth Soulslike in seven years, with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty having only just launched earlier this year.

“We’ve been hard at work since we announced this title in September last year, spurred on by the excitement that our players have voiced since then,” Team Ninja president Fumihiko Yasuda wrote in a PlayStation blog post. “As a title, Rise of the Ronin features a historical setting quintessential to Koei Tecmo, while brimming with Team Ninja’s own brand of action and combat. Throughout creating our biggest game to date, we have been working alongside the team at SIE to create an experience that allows players to fully embody a Ronin during the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.”

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