Team Ninja is developing an action RPG called Rise of the Ronin. The game is set in ancient Japan.

Rise of the Ronin is an open world action RPG with a combat focus set in the late 1800s. At the end of the long Edo period, Japan suffers from oppressive leaders and deadly diseases, while a war rages between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Anti-Shogunate.

Players control a Ronin , a warrior who has no master and is allowed to make his own choices. People use Katanas and other weapons to fight. Team Ninja reports on PlayStation Blog that it uses its years of experience to “reach a new level”. According to the developer – known from Ninja Gaiden among others – it is the studio’s most ambitious game to date.

Rise of the Ronin is console-exclusive for PlayStation 5. The game is set to release sometime in 2024.