Tenchu itself might by no means come again (pic: FromSoftware)
The makers of PS1 traditional Tenchu: Stealth Assassins needs to make a non secular sequel for the brand new technology of consoles.
Though Metallic Gear Strong is broadly recognised as popularising the idea of recent stealth video games, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins was launched six months earlier in Japan and for a time was simply as influential.
The collection struggled to reap the benefits of that early success although and not one of the sequels had been as warmly obtained, with no new entry since Tenchu: Shadow Assassins in 2008.
Authentic developer Purchase has labored on numerous the sequels, and non secular successor Shinobido, and now president Takuma Endo has spoken of his want to work on a brand new recreation – though it’ll need to be one other unofficial follow-up.
FromSoftware at present personal the rights to the collection, which is odd because the current Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice owes so much to the franchise and but has no direct connection.
Which means Purchase can’t name their new recreation Tenchu however they’ve been capable of trademark the identify Stealth Murderer, with the implication being that would be the identify of the brand new recreation.
‘I wish to make a stealth ninja recreation from the bottom up for the PlayStation 5 technology’, Endo advised Famitsu, as translated by Gematsu.
‘To put the groundwork for that, we acquired this trademark, which is the sport’s subtitle abroad.’
In the identical interview Endo additionally spoke of establishing an indie model by the top of the yr, one thing that’s nonetheless uncommon for established Japanese corporations to be concerned with straight.
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