A brand new gameplay trailer for Rise of the Ronin has just been unveiled at the January 2024 PlayStation State of Play stream, showcasing thrilling combat sequences, dynamic traversal options, and impactful player choices.
Team Ninja, known for the Nioh series (among others), promises to deliver an immersive open-world experience where you will have the freedom to shape your destiny. In the trailer, Fumihiko Yasuda, the Game Producer and Director at Team Ninja, provides insight into the game’s exciting features.
You can expect a diverse array of weapons, including Japanese spears, firearms, and hybrid weapons that blend Japanese and Western influences. From intense sword fights to strategic use of the flamethrower-like Fire Pipe, combat in Rise of the Ronin offers a variety of options.
Traverse through the late 19th-century Japanese setting with a grappling rope to scale rooftops and a glider, the Avicula, to soar through the air with. The Avicula allows players to glide effortlessly across the landscape.
One of the most intriguing aspects of Rise of the Ronin is the emphasis on player choice. Throughout the game, you will encounter various characters and have the opportunity to form relationships that directly impact the storyline. Choices made during story missions, such as aiding a character named Igashichi in a confrontation, can lead to deeper bonds and unlock additional gameplay features. Apparently, these choices do not impose disadvantages which allows us the freedom to explore different paths and outcomes.
Rise of the Ronin is scheduled to release 22 March 2024 on PlayStation 5.