Tenchu: Stealth Assassins needs to return, gamers demand it!
Gamers have begun listing titles they would like to see revived, such as Tenchu: Stealth Assassins.
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins was developed and released for PlayStation 1 by Acquire in 1998 as an action stealth game, challenging players to maneuver through 11 levels without incurring disturbance from other characters or any obstacles. Due to its success and nine sequels being produced overall – although most new releases were only made available within Japan.
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins was released as its last installment back in 2008 and since then the series has become dormant.
FromSoftware, known for creating souls-like games such as Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Elden Ring, initially planned on developing a sequel to Tenchu; however, during development they changed course and decided instead to develop Sekiro: Shadow’s Die Twice instead.
Fans of Tenchu games still remain hopeful for revival following Xbox’s acquisition of Activision (publishers of several Tenchu titles). Reddit user Nollieee shared an IP revival thread entitled, ‘My Pick for an IP Revival”, prompting several comments indicating their interest.
“Activision! Of course this would be amazing!”
“Don’t Take My Money! Just listening to its soundtrack on You Tube… What an iconic game. Bushido Blade and this were my personal favourites!”
However, many don’t hold out hope of it happening anytime soon, since Sekiro already fills this niche for stealth-oriented action titles.
“Sekiro. The Best Tenchu Game Ever Played
“That would be wonderful! Sekiro and Nioh 2 can serve as great substitutes until Tenchu games arrive on PC!”
“Sadly we will not see any IP revivals. While ABK may enjoy similar independence to Bethesda… even with direct oversight by Microsoft Obsidian has failed to bring back Alpha Protocol.”
Though its future appears dim, there remains hope for Tenchu. Xbox are currently searching for IPs they can make console exclusives of, so with the right developer – remake or revival could become viable solutions.