Sorry, no Rise of the Ronin screenshots yet.
Just a few weeks away from release at the time of writing, Rise of the Ronin has graced us with eight new PS5 gameplay videos, each of them showcasing a different weapon-based fighting style. Nioh fans will definitely recognise some of them, but there's an impressive degree of variety on offer here. The eight weapon types are as...
Team Ninja's next samurai outing, Rise of the Ronin, will take more from the Nioh series and Wo Long: Fallen Destiny than first expected. The developer has confirmed the game will feature an in-depth character creator and the ability to play with up to four players in online co-op during the game's main story missions. The news was...
Watch the new dev diary
Rise of the Ronin is now just less than a month away on PS5, with Team Ninja bringing us another bloodthirsty action RPG on 22nd March. As we get closer to the big day, the second dev diary has now been published, and this one focuses on the game's action, and how it and the narrative feed into each other. The game is set...
All part of the plan
Yesterday, we brought you word of a brewing controversy surrounding the upcoming PS5 action game Rise of the Ronin after director Fumuhiko Yasuda made some comments alluding to a controversial 19th-century Japanese philosopher. It was supposed that these comments were why Sony confirmed the game would not be released in Korea,...
Pulled from PSN, along with marketing materials
If, like ourselves, you're only passingly familiar with the complex, extremely fraught history between Japan and Korea, you might have missed the significance of specific comments made by Rise of the Ronin director Fumuhiko Yasuda in a behind-the-scenes trailer released last week. We certainly did,...
Black Ships on the horizon
Set during the disastrous final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Rise of the Ronin will take players to Bakamatsu-era Japan and arm them with an arsenal of early-modern weaponry. We got a new trailer and an accompanying PlayStation Blog write-up, shedding further light on the game's depiction of this pivotal moment in...
Team Ninja's upcoming open world epic, Rise of the Ronin, got a blowout at Sony's latest State of Play showcase, with a gameplay overview trailer giving us our best look yet at the game in action. We see its impressive depiction of 19th-century Yokohama, one of the first Japanese ports opened to trade with foreign countries. The...
Six free Avatars to collect
Ahead of its PS5 release on 22nd March 2024, Sony is offering a handful of free Rise of the Ronin Avatars to customise your profile with. There are six in total, and you can individually claim each one by logging in to your PSN account on the game's official page and then scrolling down to the Factions of the Bakumatsu...
PS5 action RPG opens up
To say it's coming out in just a few months, we don't really know a whole lot about Rise of the Ronin. Up to now, all we've really been aware of is that it's an action RPG from the makers of Nioh and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, and takes place in Japan in a more realistic period setting. Even with the recent trailer, we still...
Pre-orders open next week
Sony stopped by The Game Awards to announce PS5 console exclusive Rise of the Ronin will release on 22nd March 2024. You can check out the new trailer above — which shows it to look rather a lot like Ghost of Tsushima — and pre-orders will open next week on 15th December 2023. The game will release on the same day as...
Sorry, no Rise of the Ronin review yet.
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.
Shape a dynamic story
As a masterless warrior – 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.
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.
Explore a historically-inspired 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.
Immerse yourself in 19th-century Japan with PlayStation®5 console features.
Feel the impact of combat with haptic feedback through the DualSense™ wireless controller. Experience the click of your matchlock rifle’s trigger and more through the DualSense wireless controller’s adaptive triggers.
Hear the world around you – from the bustle of the capital’s streets to the tranquil sounds of the countryside with 3D spatial audio.
Get straight to the heart of the action with the PlayStation®5 console’s lightning-fast load times.
Explore a beautifully-rendered recreation of 19th-century Japan in stunning detail.