Tenchu PSP hits Europe at end of June

Sega announces the handheld version of its stealth franchise, featuring added "realism and entertainment".

Sega Europe has announced the European release date of the forthcoming PlayStation Portable exclusive, Tenchu: Time of the Assassins. The stealth action game will be available from June 23 and will feature full 3D environments.

Veterans of the PlayStation 2 franchise will notice enhanced stealth actions and new kill moves as well as the classic Tenchu characters Rikimaru, Ayame, Rin, and Tesshu.

Each of them will have a unique story in the single-player campaign, and there are 50 further stand-alone missions to play through as well. Gamers will also be able to connect wirelessly to play missions cooperatively or head-to-head.

According to Matt Woodley, creative director of Sega, the game's ambition is to "offer all the strategy of a stealth game but none of the frustration". With this in mind, every enemy in the game can be killed using stealth tactics, including the bosses.

We'll have more on the game nearer its release.

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Discussion

36 comments
Znuck_King_Ling
Znuck_King_Ling

Four characters in a tenchu game? All part of one story? Story-continuation? boo-yah!

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

Hope they fixed the freaking draw distance from the Japanese release, you could barely see like 10 feet in front of you.

Uriachi
Uriachi

NOT FAIR, i'm a huge fan of tenchu series and now i have to wait for the US version, mean while the european will get it first. WHEN IS THE U.S!! VERSION IS COMING OUT!! VIVA AMERICA!!!

edenfire
edenfire

Sweet about time europe get some great games before the US

rodimus_prime85
rodimus_prime85

This, like the theme of the game, kinda sneaked out of nowhere... Still, I'm going to look forward to seeing how well it survives the transition to the PSP hardware. Tenchu/Tenchu 2 was two of my favorite games for PS1, and the Xbox version of Tenchu 3 also pwned... Heres hoping....

isaacs360
isaacs360

well well, this is a cause to celebrate!!

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Europe getting a game before the United States? That's strange. Oh, well, I wonder when it will be realesed in the U.S.

tmacyao111
tmacyao111

Will this game have infrastructure?

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

Tenchu on the PS3 would be sweet indeed. Now where is that NA release date?

TrueHighlen
TrueHighlen

cant wait my psp needs some new games

Ryuketsu2043
Ryuketsu2043

Bah..il lget in on the psp but i wanna see a next gen Tenchu..on the 360 or ps3..imagine how nice and sweet that will be?!?!

hazuki
hazuki

Release in europe eh? Well since the psp is region free and europeans speak english, just import the game.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Stealth kills on bosses, I like, I like.

yboucher
yboucher

why didn't they mention that at E3 ? :|

B-bad
B-bad

Hell if it good I'll just import it, but I really do hope the NA release date it soon.

Xanog1
Xanog1

I hope this comes to the US, I've been anticipating it since I first saw the trailer back in June 2005.

Renegade47
Renegade47

Sweet! Wasn't this one the one with level editor?

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

I dont think (GTA aside) the PSP has EVER been able to do any PS2 franchise justice on the PSP (and dont say Daxter did becuase that was NOTHING like the PS2 Jak and Daxter Games)

TriffStar
TriffStar

Cool, should be good to see some stealth games coming to the PSP, but I wish that we would see some more imaginative and new games ....Hey that just reminded me of spore :) Damn I wish there would make a spore game for the PSP :P /It would be like the entire universe in your hands :D

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

How come they are realising this game so late?

ubj007
ubj007

Should be a good game.

Salehjamal
Salehjamal

Wrath of Heaven was my first Tenchu and I liked it alot. the next one was very bad that I didn't even bother to beat the game to see where it eneds. hope this one will be as good if not better thant WoH

ulrikz
ulrikz

Nice, maybe I'll have enough money to pick it up :) And well, PSP sales probably did better in Europe than in the US? In the UK the PSP launch was the most successful console launch ever :P

Robert-Sapolski
Robert-Sapolski

it better be as good as Wrath of Heaven, cos i hated the other one

P2L5NM
P2L5NM

Hahaha, again a PSP game get's released in Europe before U.S, how many is it now?

Schillinger
Schillinger

My life has meaning now that I can end others' on the go :)

thisissami
thisissami

i'm on the front page! and i need a psp...but daxter and ratchet and lumines and mercury are my priorities!

Mechakucha
Mechakucha

how about a real (NA) release date?

Doolum
Doolum

Yeah...Tenchu PSP..can't wait to get my hands on that one

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

Yes , Im so happy , hope it will be a good stealth game .

art_w_king
art_w_king

Ninjas are more popular in America. Better be seeing it here soon, too.