Sony and developer Team Ninja from Koei Tecmo have shared a new trailer for Rise of the Ronin. It shows a bit of the gameplay, highlighting combat, traversal, and choices.
Rise of the Ronin is an action RPG where players get to explore a 19th century Japan open world. As political turmoil threatens the stability of the country, three main factions fight for the right to rule.
As part of the new trailer, director Fumihiko Yasuda comments on some aspects of the game in a new blog post. Firstly, the game combines swordplay, Japanese and western weapons, including firearms.
When fighting enemies in melee combat, timing is essential. Being able to time your attacks and guards, changing stances midway, will make the difference in combat. The same can be said about choosing the right weapon.
Another aspect the trailer highlights is traversal. Grappling ropes, horses, and a glider system called Avicula are major tools to aid this aspect of the game.
Finally, players may choose to interact with various NPCs. Doing this will bring various advantages in battle, unlocking features and impacting how the story unfolds.
Check out the new trailer: