At Sony’s latest State of Play, one of the surprises sprung was the announcement of Rise of the Ronin; a new action-RPG from Team Ninja (Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive). This upcoming title is set in Japan at the end of a 300-year long Edo Period, and is a combat focused open-world RPG.
Check out our first look at gameplay alongside some of the game’s dialogue.
Here’s a bit more on the game straight from Team Ninja (via the PlayStation Blog):
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.
Rise of the Ronin is a PS5 console exclusive and is set to launch sometime in 2024.