Activision Loses the Tenchu Trademark

According the gaming website dualshockers It looks like Activision no longer has a hold over the franchise as they recently lost the trademark surrounding it.

The author of the article also comments on the fact that Aquire the original developers of the series will be returning to consoles with another game and he suspects that it might be a new Tenchu.It probably doesn’t mean anything though so don’t get your hopes high.

If you want to discuss about this don’t forget to do it in this topic!(Credit goes to Terramax for finding the news)


Tenchu Stage Play & FromSoftware’s Interview

Latest News (Nothing we do not already know but it is news so it must be in the news page right?)

  • Tenchu Stage Play : A Stage play of the Tenchu games is taking place currently in Japan.Here is the Official Site of the stage play and here is an English page with some info about it.And last but not least here is the topic in the forums in case you want to discuss with other Tenchu fans about it!(Credit goes to Lyserg1260 for finding the news).
  • FS Interview : Miyazaki from FS made an interview in which he talks about their future plans.More specifically he is saying that they want to make more Japanese games.This could mean that they are considering creating a new Tenchu game but at the same time it could mean nothing.Here is the topic in the forums in case you want to share your thoughts about it!(Credit goes to member Kensei for the news)

Also don’t forget that Tokyo Game Show (TGS) will take place in some days ( 18th-21st Sep).Maybe a Tenchu announcement?Fingers crossed!

P.S. I am the new Editor 🙂


TGS Recap

Life, well particularly work, has been very busy these past 4 weeks. In September I attended Tokyo Game Show to present Tengami, the game I am working on, at Sense of Wonder Night. Just a week later I traveled to Culver City in the US to present Tengami at IndieCade, an independent game’s festival. I had a great time, but the constant on the road life-style left me with no time to report back to you earlier.

As most of you probably already know by now, FromSoftware did not make any Tenchu related announcements at the TokyoGameShow. I did some digging, asking my friends at Acquire and other friends in the Japanese game industry, if they had heard anything about a Tenchu game being in development. From what I have heard it appears that FromSoftware are currently not working on a new Tenchu game. Of course a new Tenchu game might be FromSoftware’s best kept secret at this point, but I would not get my hopes up. I wish I had better news for you, guess we just need to keep waiting and enjoy the other games out there. On Twitter a lot of people mentioned ‘Mark of the Ninja’ as a good 2D stealth game on XBLA. I have not had the chance to play it myself though.



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