Announced in 2022 at the PlayStation State of Play live stream, Rise of the Ronin has received not only a story trailer but a solid release date.
Rise of the Ronin Release Date
Taking place during the 19th century in Edo, Rise of the Ronin puts players in control of a custom character with a wide array of weapons common during the Boshin War, such as katanas and various Boshin war firearms. The trailer boasts an action-packed and emotional adventure and thanks to PlayStationBlog, we learn that we will get to explore a vast open world during the final years of the Edo period, a time when innovators like Ryoma Sakamoto and Shoin Yoshida sought to modernize the country.
Team Ninja President Fumihiko Yasuda states that they have been working closely with “SIE to create an experience that allows players to fully embody a Ronin during the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.” We also learn in the same blog post that this is Team Ninja’s biggest game to date. With games like Ninja Gaiden, Nioh, and Wo-Long: Fallen Dynasty, gamers are in for a treat with Team Ninja’s brand of action and combat.
Players will get to explore 19th-century Japan by horse or glider while battling foes with both ranged and close combat weapons. In addition to this, Fumihiko Yasuda states that players will find their destiny linked to many characters in the game in several different ways and promises that our choices will shape how our character aligns or clashes with story characters and their factions.
Pre-orders for Rise of the Ronin open December 14th at all participating retailers, the PlayStationStore, and direct.playstation.com. Pre-orders will go live at 10:00 am EDT/7:00 am PDT in the U.S. Players who pre-order any version of Rise of the Ronin will receive an early unlock of Iga Ninja’s Katana and Armour set and an early unlock of four Combat Styles that will help you Forge Your Fate.
Rise of the Ronin will receive both a standard edition of the game and a digital deluxe edition. The standard edition will be $69.99/£69.99/€79.99/¥8,980 MSRP, whereas the digital deluxe edition of the game will be $79.99 / £79.99/ €89.99/ ¥9,980 MSRP
Rise of the Ronin is out on PS5 consoles on March 22nd, 2024