About BottledChi

I miss tenchu :( I play fighting games pretty seriously, wanna get competitive but not much of a scene where I am. Ive been a Tenchu addict ever since the first one was competing with MGS1 for best stealth game. I have played through all of them, except for kurenai, thoroughly. Ninja5/Grandmaster/Master ninja on every mission. I LOVE NINJAS and this game REALLY inspired me in art, and even life style. Tenchu needs to make a comeback! Feel free to contact me about anything tenchu related or otherwise! I love collaberation and am looking to do alot of tenchu work in the future

About Tenchu Z

Plot Synopsis (contains spoilers)
Lord Goda and the neighboring country of Ogawara are on the brink of war. Various trades and political engrossments have increased tension between the two and the Azuma Ninja Clan, now well established and headed by Rikimaru, are to defend the land of Gohda. However, Ogawara is and his armies, along with his personal ninja Shigi, are strong and the Azuma Clan needs your help to take down the rival country. According to the cut scenes, you and your partner left your old lives behind without looking back, in order to become ninjas under Rikimaru’s tutelage. Whether you are male or female does not impact the story.
As you eliminate spies, gather information, and assassinate those in cooperation with Ogawara, Shigi begins to interfere with your missions. In your first meeting with Shigi he will kill your target before you do so, and provide a boss battle for that level. He is a master at ninjutsu and the art of the sword, as well as stealth and assassination techniques as seen in other cut scenes and during the fight. At some point in the story Shigi ambushes you and your partner at the end of a mission and your partner has disappeared. Shigi captures and tortures your partner until you come to rescue him/her, but to no avail as the injuries were to grave and your partner dies in your arms. The story progresses as you complete your missions getting closer and closer to your goal, Ogawara himself. Once you beat the last level it appears that Shigi actually assists your assassination of Ogawara for reasons unknown, and he seems to possess some sort of knowledge of Rikimaru. The story in Tenchu Z takes backseat really, as the missions each have their own side story that adds to the main plot. Going into each one would be repetitive and pointless as they usually don’t actually affect the story directly, although there are some missions specifically for advancement of the story.

Release Date
North America June 12th, 2007
Europe June 29th, 2007
Japan

October 5th, 2005

Name
English Tenchu Z
Japanese

Tenchu Senran

Specifications
Platform Xbox 360
Xbox Live Supported with 4 players co-op
Developer

K2

Publisher(s)
Japan FromSoftware
North America, Europe & Australia Microsoft Game Studios

Characters

Matsunoshin Gohda
Ruler of the land of Gohda and the man under which the Azuma Ninja serve. Gohda is a man of honor and integrity, always looking out for the poor and those that cannot help themselves. His wife was killed years before in the rebellion of Lord Toda (Tenchu 2), however his daughter, princess Kiku, still lives. Gohda seems to be of such unrelenting good character that Rikimaru considers it an honor to serve under him and has nothing but respect for him.

Rikimaru
Leader of the Azuma ninja clan, he will give you all of your missions for Tenchu Z and serves mostly as a story icon as he is not playable nor is ever seen really in action in this game. At the end it is shown he may know something about Shigi that we do not, however this is never explored. Rikimaru is a ninja of great strength and an extremely strong will. He is stoic and serious, although when angered can be quite merciless.

Nagayori Ogawara
Lord of the land of Ogawara a neighboring country to Gohda, he is malicious and evil in most of his dealing. Many having to do with the kodama leaf, a drug worth a good price in the black market, or all around shady business. This man is ruthless and conniving, as most villains are, and extremely untrustworthy. Your job is ultimately to end his reign and eliminate his threat to the land of Gohda.

Shigi
This powerful ninja is working under Ogawara although his agenda is not clear. He is a silent type, only speaking when there is something of importance to say. He is extremely skilled with the ninja-to(ninja sword), stealth, and other ninjutsu techniques. He even fooled Rikimaru in the last mission as he seems to actually assist you in killing Ogawara, betraying his own master. His whereabouts after this event are unknown.

Main Character (Ninja/Kunoichi)
Apparently you left your old life behind and joined the Azuma Ninja clan with a companion of the opposite sex. Not much is revealed about the main characters history as the developers wanted to leave it to your imagination, so it could be anyone you want!