Rise of the Ronin reportedly targeting a Q1 2024 release

by Danny Craig  · 
Rise of the Ronin reportedly targeting a Q1 2024 release

A series of screenshots claimed to be from Team Ninja’s next title have been leaked via Discord, along with release information and further details.

The details:

  • Rise of the Ronin, Team Ninja's PlayStation 5 exclusive action RPG, was announced during September 2022's State of Play, but details have been scarce since then. Fortunately for some, screenshots of the game's map, a quest description, and what appears to be a skill tree have been made available via a Discord server run by leaker "The Snitch.” A Reddit post containing the details can be found here.
  • Along with the images, there were some details about the game, such as how it is a "mix of Assassin's Creed, Ghost of Tsushima, and Dark Souls," with elements borrowed from other games. This includes detailed item descriptions that expand on lore in the same way that FromSoftware's releases do, as well as side quests that follow a structure similar to Ubisoft's designs. Selectable difficulty levels, as well as performance and quality graphical modes, will be available, with the developers reportedly working to improve graphical fidelity before the game's release.
  • It appears that Team Ninja is putting a strong emphasis on the role-playing aspect of the game, as not only will the player be able to create their own custom character, but they will also be able to make decisions that affect the game's storylines, and, according to the leak, even pursue romantic relationships, possibly similar to that of Mass Effect. Another RPG staple, skill and technique trees, will appear, with one of the previously mentioned screenshots displaying what appears to be a handful of linear progression trees.
  • Although many expected a 2024 release, if the leak is true, we may see the game sooner rather than later, with a release before the end of March. If this is the case, we'll most likely see a gameplay trailer or deep dive during another State of Play or showcase in the second half of this year.

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