Rise of the Ronin: Watch the Gameplay Overview Trailer
Rise of the Ronin
PS5™ – US, Europe, Japan, & Asia
Sony Interactive Entertainment and Team NINJA have presented a four-minute gameplay overview video for Rise of the Ronin in State of Play on January 31. Are you ready to experience to fight as a ronin as Rise of the Ronin launches on March 22 for PlayStation 5?
Watch the gameplay overview trailer below.
Check out the latest details below via PlayStation Blog.
Fighting Like a Ronin
A variety of weapons are available for battling your enemies. In addition to Team Ninja’s signature swordplay, you can wield Japanese spears and ranged firearms, including foreign pistols.
Hybrid Japanese-western weapons are also options. Use the the flamethrower-like Fire Pipe to roast groups and ignite flammable barrels or wield the bayonet to deflect blades and counter rifle blasts. Choosing your combat style and keeping your enemies’ armaments in mind is key to gaining advantage in battle.
As Team Ninja fans know, timing is key in melee combat. The new trailer showcases a heated battle between swordsmen where stance selection, blocking, and timed parries are critical to defeating foes. You can also wield a versatile Grappling Rope to pull distant enemies in during fights or perform a stealthy takedown on an unaware sentry. Players can also use the rope to launch themselves towards foes and close the gap.
Prepare to use every tool available to overcome the fearsome threats facing our fated Ronin.
Two katana-wielding combatants cross swords.
Plenty of choices are available when covering ground in late 19th century Japan. Your grappling rope is useful outside combat to scale rooftops and other heights, allowing you to gain leverage in a flash. Mounting a trusty horse also allows you to gallop across open fields to mission objectives faster.
The ingenious Avicula is one of the traversal options we at Team Ninja are most excited about. This marvel of engineering allows you to instantly deploy a lightweight set of wings, perfect for gliding through the air. Players can sprint across rooftops, grapple to a distant height, and deploy their glider in midair, using the upward momentum to soar through the air. You can adjust your direction, speed, close wings at any moment, and get a stealthy drop on unsuspecting enemies.
A sea side scene. Day break. In the far distance, ships sail towards a nearby port. At the front of the image, a character with the Avicula glider deployed soars towards a nearby island.
In addition to choices of combat and traversal styles, players can also impact Rise of the Ronin’s world with their actions during story missions.
At one point in the new trailer, we see the player choose to help a character named Igashichi fight a group of hostile guards. This choice to help establishes a bond between these characters, lets players get to know Igashichi more deeply, and unlocks other game features. You’ll be able to make these choices with additional characters, such as Ryoma Sakamoto highlighted in a previous trailer.
Who you choose to develop a relationship with impacts how the story unfolds. However, there are no disadvantages to bonding with a character at the expense of another. Consider it even more variety for your next playthrough.
Thanks, Gematsu for the info!
Rise of the Ronin was announced during State of Play in September 2022. This game takes you on a journey as a Ronin at the dawn of a new era in Japan also known as Bakumatsu, which is set in late 19th century Japan. This upcoming game takes you on a new experience in its renowned combat action with the famous armor of the Katanas and likes.
Here’s the official game description below via PlayStation.
Embark on an epic journey across war-torn 19th-century Japan in this combat-focused open-world action RPG from Team NINJA, the veteran studio behind Nioh and NINJA GAIDEN.
Japan, 1863. After three centuries of the Tokugawa Shogunate’s oppressive rule, the Black Ships of the West descend upon the nation’s borders and the country falls into a state of turmoil. Amidst the chaos of war, disease, and political unrest, a nameless warrior forges their own path, holding the very fate of Japan in their hands.
Watch the Pre-order trailer below.
Rise of the Ronin will be included in State of Play on January 31 at 2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET. So, stay tuned for more update!
Thanks Gematsu for the info!
Rise of the Ronin launches on PlayStation 5 (US, Europe, Japan Standard, Japan Z Version, Asia) on March 22. Here at Playasia, it’s now available for pre-order. So, what are you waiting for? Click the button below to pre-order yours now!
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- Shape a dynamic story – As a masterless samurai – a Ronin – your destiny is your own. See the story unfold in different ways depending on the choices you make and the characters you ally with along the way. Face critical mission decisions, like whether to assassinate or protect key figures, and shape the course of history through a rich multi-choice system
- Explore an authentic world – The “Bakumatsu” period heralds the end of the Shogunate as a new era begins and East and West collide. Experience this cultural revolution across an open world where you’ll meet the key figures who’ll shape the course of history, and the ordinary citizens seeking a guiding light in the darkness
- Engage in deep accessible combat – From the veteran developers of Nioh and NINJA GAIDEN, Rise of the Ronin offers deeply engaging yet accessible combat with layers of complexity suitable for any playstyle. Face your foes with a selection of close-quarters weaponry or engage from afar with authentic period firearms
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