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Rise of the Ronin release date and latest news

If you want to discover more about Team Ninja's new game coming to PS5, here's everything you need to know ahead of the Rise of the Ronin release date.

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When is the Rise of the Ronin release date? The upcoming new IP from the talented team at Team Ninja is exclusive for those on PS5, and if you’re looking for an incredible open-world action game, then Rise of the Ronin should definitely be on your wishlist.

Following the success of Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, more eyes are on Team Ninja than ever. While it’s certainly got its similarities to Ghost of Tsushima, we’re excited for Team Ninja’s more bombastic approach that could land Rise of the Ronin among the best PS5 games, as well as one of the best open world games on PS5 when it finally arrives.

Rise of the Ronin release date

The Rise of the Ronin release date is Friday, March 22, 2024, and the game is exclusive to PS5.

That’s right, unfortunately, you won’t be able to play Rise of the Ronin on PS4, let alone Xbox consoles. However, this has allowed Team Ninja to focus on optimizing the experience for PS5, delivering stunning visuals, incredibly slick gameplay, and expansive set-pieces.

While there have been a handful of smaller trailers up until now, the State of Play 2024 event finally showcased Rise of the Ronin in all its glory:

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Rise of the Ronin gameplay

Although Rise of the Ronin might look a lot like Ghost of Tsushima at first glance, due to its stance-based sword combat, it takes a slightly different approach.

In Rise of the Ronin, not only are you a master of the blade, but you can also wield a variety of other weapons, including spears, pistols, and flamethrowers. Due to Ronin’s more modern, 19th-century setting, there’s a lot more advanced technology at your disposal. Team Ninja uses this to create a much faster-paced and more arcade-feeling game, weaving in all your tools to dish out damage.

This also applies to exploration, where you’ll have access to a glider and grappling hook to swiftly traverse the large open world and cities. Of course, you’ll also have a trusty steed to get around as well.

With RPG influences, you’ll have an influence over how the story unfolds, such as the characters you ally with. As you might expect, there will be a cinematic main storyline as well as side quests to complete as you explore Bakumatsu period Japan.

With all these moving parts, it’s no surprise that Rise of the Ronin is Team Ninja‘s “most ambitious and challenging project”. In many ways, it’s the developer’s past games mixed in with Ghost of Tsushima and Assassin’s Creed.

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Rise of the Ronin story

Rise of the Ronin casts you as the titular Ronin in 19th-century Japan as it faces its darkest of times. Oppressive rulers, deadly diseases, and Western influence creep through the country and are slowly scarring it as a civil war rages on between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Anti-Shogunate factions.

Bound to no master, you seek to make choices of your own as you traverse through the open world during Japan’s most critical revolution. On your journey, you will meet a wide cast of characters with their own motivations and sense of justice that you can choose to side with or against.

That’s everything you need to know ahead of the Rise of the Ronin release date, which really isn’t too far away now. While you wait, check out the best games of all time to start playing through your backlog.