Activision announces Tenchu: Return From Darkness

Learn the latest details on the Tenchu game coming to the Xbox.


Activision has officially announced Tenchu: Return From Darkness for the Xbox. At its core, the game will be similar to Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, which was released for the PlayStation 2, but it will now contain new maps, new technical features, and support for Xbox Live. Players will be able to take control of one of three characters, including Rikimaru, Ayame, or Tesshu. The game will feature 11 levels (two of which are entirely new), six multiplayer levels, and new cutscenes. The six multiplayer levels will have Xbox Live support.

"We're excited to give Xbox gamers the opportunity to play the most authentic stealth-based ninja game ever," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president of Activision Worldwide Studios. "Tenchu: Return From Darkness takes the franchise to new heights with never-before-seen levels and enemies, enhanced maneuvers, more weapons, and Xbox Live capabilities, making it the first Tenchu title to feature online gameplay."

Tenchu: Return From Darkness is scheduled for release in spring 2004.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story