Rise of the Ronin Bears a Moveset Similar to Nioh

It doesn’t necessarily mean Rise of the Ronin is going to be the carbon copy of the Nioh series we all know and love.

By AtillaTuran, Posted 05 Mar 2024

When developers come up with their new games, people usually expect them to sail to new seas and find refreshing ideas to present. But, there are some cases where the same developers want to keep going on the same route as they find their mechanics and overall state of their crafts are so good that they do not need a change. A prime example of that rule is obviously the souls-like games from From Software. Although they have different themes, Dark Souls, Sekiro, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring play alike, and that’s what people love to see.

We might have seen other developers employ the same tactic before, but the most recent one seems to be Nioh’s creators: Ninja Team. Their next big title, Rise of the Ronin, is just a few weeks away from hitting the PlayStation platform, as they are most eager to showcase their game in the best way possible. We had a glimpse of the theme and small bits of gameplay in the PlayStation showcase a few months ago, but since it's getting close to the release date, Team Ninja is happy to show us some gameplay action.

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In the latest video from Team Ninja, which shows us how combat is going to be played out, it is easy to see some of the close similarities between Nioh and Rise of the Ronin. In Nioh, players could choose different styles of combat that consist of high, mid, and low. Depending on the stance of the enemy, every move plays out differently and it is crucial to keep track of the enemy’s movement even if you are in a completely different stance. Taking a look at the showcase video of Rise of the Ronin, we could also see the same playstyle being employed.

But as we said earlier, using the same mechanics in a different title does not necessarily mean it’s a bad design choice. Nioh was considered to be one of the best action games that have taken combat in an unusual way, and it is rather understandable why Team Ninja wanted to use it again. Because they know it worked.

The combat showcase video also lets us see some other neat content as a wide variety of weapons are available. Since the game is set in the late 19th century Edo period of Japan, we can use firearms like revolvers and bayonets while keeping the traditional melee weapons like katanas and kunai- and even a grappling hook to be more versatile in the villages of Japan.

Rise of the Ronin will be available for the PlayStation 5 platform only and will be released on the 22nd of March. Until then, we can still expect to see Team Ninja releasing a few more videos to show us what to expect from their title.

Atilla Turan (@burningarrow)
Editor, NoobFeed

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General Information

Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer(s): Team NINJA
Genres: Role-Playing
Themes: Action, Adventure, Open World, Soulslike
Release Date: 2024-03-22

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