Rise of the Ronin: Everything We Know About Rise of the Ronin

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Rise of the Ronin: Team Ninja’s Upcoming Exclusive for PS5

The long-awaited exclusives for PS5 have been a topic of debate, but PlayStation fans can now look forward to Team Ninja’s open-world action game, Rise of the Ronin. With an official release date confirmed, let’s explore what we know so far about this highly anticipated title.

Release Date and Background

After the successful launch of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, many expected Rise of the Ronin to be a few years away. However, a surprising announcement at The Game Awards revealed that it will be released on March 22, 2024. Fans are eagerly anticipating the game after weeks of trailers, interviews with developers, and a behind-the-scenes look at the development process.

Platforms and Controversy

Rise of the Ronin is a PS5 console exclusive. While some may be disappointed about missing out on the game on other platforms, fans are excited for this new addition to their collection. However, a recent controversy arose regarding Japanese scholar Yoshida Shōin’s comparison to Socrates in a behind-the-scenes video. This was met with backlash from the Korean community due to Yoshida’s past promotion of the ‘Jeonghan Theory’, which suggests Japan tried to conquer Korean lands. Despite the controversy, Rise of the Ronin will not be launching in Korea initially.

Gameplay and Influences

Rise of the Ronin’s gameplay appears to be a mix of Team Ninja’s combat from Wo Long and elements reminiscent of Ghost of Tsushima and Sekiro. The protagonist uses various stances, sword-slashing, guns, a grappling hook, and even a kite to glide around Bakumatsu Japan. With influences from the Soulslike genre, Rise of the Ronin is shaping up to be an engaging and challenging title for PS5 owners.

Exclusive Content and Preview

PlayStation has also released a behind-the-scenes video titled ‘Chapter 1: The Beginning’. This suggests that more such videos will be coming out in the weeks ahead leading up to the release. With gameplay that feels similar to Ghost of Tsushima and Sekiro, Rise of the Ronin is set to be a standout title for PS5 owners.

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