The Game Awards was a pretty packed showcase of upcoming games. After all, it lasted just over three and a half hours, so it’s easy to miss a lot of it the announcements and revelations of the evening. However, one that you should definitely keep an eye on is that of Team Ninja Rise of the Ronin, which received a new gameplay trailer showing off the combat and characters. And in the end, the studio announced that it will be coming to PS5 on March 22nd.
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This new trailer is emotional, action-packed and exciting, as is usual with great samurai stories. We don’t know exactly who is who here – although historical figures like modernization advocate Ryoma Sakamoto and intellectual Shoin Yoshida make cameos – but we see that there is a war between the factions, causing death and destruction. Throughout the trailer, there are monologues about the perpetual passage of time, relentless violence in favor of ideals, and “changing the flow of the river.” In the background you can see explosions, fire, a swelling drumbeat and clanging steel. It’s all very exciting.
But what are we? Strictly speaking See? Well, if I had to boil it down to its components, it would be generous Ghost of Tsushima
A story about the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate
Team Ninja Director and President Fumihiko Yasuda talked a little more about it Rise of the RoninThe narrative basics on the PlayStation Blog. Yasuda said the game is set in the final moments of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the military government established during the Edo period that kept the country in its feudal state, largely characterized by stagnation and oppression. Our protagonist, who is somehow connected to many icons of the era, will make decisions that either agree with or rebel against these characters and their loyalties.
While this is a samurai story through and through, swords aren’t your only weapons. Since this occurs at the end of the Edo period (which coincides with the Meiji era, which brought back imperial rule and more arms imports), Rise of the Ronin Get a selection of weapons, from rapid-fire pistols to matchlock-style rifles. Yasuda said there is a “wide variety” of equipment in the game, including a grappling hook and a hang glider for stealth takedowns and quick traversal. As in Tsushimathere is also a horse that you can ride.
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Rise of the Ronin will be released on March 22nd exclusively for PlayStation 5. As You’re probably getting used to it by nowWhen it comes out it will cost $70. There’s also a Deluxe Edition version that costs $10 more if you want additional extras like a digital art book and soundtrack, outfits, weapons, and more.