In an interview with Japanese gaming bible Famitsu, Acquire president Takuma Endo has hinted that he’d love for his company to make a new stealth ninja game for the PlayStation 5, similar to the Tenchu titles. As translated by Gematsu, he explained that the firm recently reacquired the ‘Stealth Assassin’ trademark, which has led to impassioned pleas from fans of the old PlayStation franchise.
“It would be difficult to do right now,” he said. “But, if the possibility arises, I would like to make a stealth ninja game from the ground up for the PS5 generation. To lay the groundwork for that, we acquired this trademark, which is the game’s subtitle overseas.” Endo stopped short of announcing anything specific, but it’s nice to know it has the ambition to revisit the formula at least.
It’s been decades since the last Tenchu game, as Shadow Assassins launched all the way back in 2009 on the PlayStation Portable. However, Acquire did also develop the very likeable Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen for the PS Vita, which was a launch title in 2012. Would you like to see this series sneak back into the spotlight?
They should its a great series and sony should collaborate with them
Especially to refresh the dying playstation brand in Japan
I like tenchu 1 & 2 on psone, I hope they can make tenchu game like that on ps5, it's like hitman japanese ninja version 😃
@Classic_console I don't think sony want to make another portable, japan is already lost to mobile and handheld gaming, I prefer if sony focused on other part of the world that's still want powerful box with great graphics.
“How do we know you aren’t a shadow?” “I am Rikimaru, I am a shadow”
@wiiware playstation is daying in japan not because its a handheld market but because the lack of the interest by sony.
Can you imagine even ps3 did sold more then ps4 with over 10 million unit out their.
Yes the Japanese market still have the interest for traditional console.
Look at Phantasy Star Online 2 it reached 6 million player.
And look at most anticipated games on Japan by players with RE 8 and FF16 been in top 5
Sony Is definitely blamed for been lazy to not investing thier with games
But not when it comes to anmie market
How fair sony is (:
@wiiware don't forget tenchu wrath of heaven on ps2 too, loved playing that back in the day 👌👌
Remember that FromSoft owns the Tenchu IP so it would be more of a spiritual Successor and not a "real" Tenchu Game
@Classic_console They founded/published 2 Nioh Games so I can see them doing something in the direction of Tenchu
@huyi I kind of forget the games sequels since it’s already more than 10 years since I played it, I remember the one with additional character (ayame).
I still remember the hilarious enemies that see their friends killed and after a while says “it’s probably nothing” 😂
@Classic_console Phantasy star online 2 also available on switch though, and the last nintendo console (wii u) didn’t sells much in japan either. The last really successful console in japan is nintendo wii I think, most japanese gamers just not interested in normal powerful console.
His bone structure is mental!
@wiiware And its F2P so many are willing to just try it out. 6 Million Players only mean that this many Accounts exsist and not that this many are playing it
The original tenchu was so good! I played it so much. Loved its atmosphere and sound design.
Ha, I was getting quite excited at the prospect of one of my favourites back in the day getting an upgrade, but something in the back of my mind was telling me I was thinking of something else. Just figured it out. I was thinking of The Last Nina, from the C64 days! I'm sure I played Tenchu, but every stealth ninja game will be compared to The Last Ninja for me!
Woww this is great,, i always wanted Tenchu series to be remake in the next gen console, not just remastered.. but remake from ground up. Focused in rikimaru.. its okay if the story still the same.. hope the presentation and gameplay is next gen.. not like modern ninja like ninja gaiden, just original traditional ninja and with all its politics.. also the series story pack in one game from start to finish..just name it " -Rikimaru - Stealth Assassin"
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