About Tenchu: Shadow Assassins

Plot Synopsis
In the land of Lord Gohda, peace has not been fully restored. There are still rumors of betrayal around. Lord Gohda sends Rikimaru, the Azuma Clan leader to investigate these rumors. Rikimaru on his first mission finds out that there is a huge possibility that someone wants to start war on Ghoda Land. Meanwhile Sekiya, Lord Ghoda’s counselor, arranges for a fortune-teller to predict the future of Gohda’s kingdom. Unfortunately this fortune-teller turns out to be an imposter and kidnaps Princess Kiku, Lord Gohda’s daughter. Ayame chases after her .A brand new adventure starts for Rikimaru and Ayame against an unknown enemy.

Playable Characters
Rikimaru & Ayame

Number of Missions
10

Number of Side Missions
50

Release Dates Nintendo Wii
North America February 5th, 2009
Europe & Australia March 12th, 2009
Japan

October 23rd, 2008

Release Dates PSP
North America March 24th, 2009
Europe April 3rd, 2009
Australia April 9th, 2009
Japan

February 12th, 2009

Name
English Tenchu: Shadow Assassins
Japanese

Tenchu 4

Specifications
Platform Nintendo Wii and PSP
Developer

Acquire

Publisher(s)
Japan FromSoftware
North America, Europe & Australia Ubisoft

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)

 

Kill The Evil Merchant

Hints
1. If you want to kill all the enemies make sure to take a sword with. You will need it to break a lock in the first section.
2. Put out candles to create “Shadow Paths”.
3. Don’t drop any item, you might need it later.

Walkthrough
Difficulty: Easy
Sections: 6
Time for S: 9:00
Enemies: 27 [ Normal Enemies:27 Armored Samurai:0 Ninja:0 Marksmen:0 ]

Section 1:
Simply move forward and kill the first enemy.Pass through the gate on the right and get into the bush. Move through the bushes to bush and kill the enemy in front of the last bush. Then go forward and hide in the shadows in front of the wall. Move right until you can kill the enemy. Move forward and on the left you will see some blue flames, pass through them to complete this section.

Section 2:
Move forward and then get into the first bush on the left. Blow out the candle to create a “Shadow Path” in front of the wall. Move in the shadows until you reach another candle. Put out the candle, move forward and pick up the box. Throw it in front of the wall on the right, get on it and climb over the wall. Turn right and move forward (Kill the enemies on the right if you want) and get the Bamboo Tube which is behind the vase (don’t forget to fill it with water). Aim at the flame and throw water to extinguish it. A shadow path will appear, use it to reach the the bushes on the left. Move along and kill the next enemy. Go into the house on the left. When you get in, on the left there is a cabinet,jump on it and then get on the rafters and move forward until you can kill the enemy below you. Get down and get pass through the door with the blue flames on the right.

Map Piece
Scale the wall with the Kasugai at the start of Section 1 to get to the alternate Section 2 path. There is a map piece next to the locked door inside the building. Be prepared the alternate Section 2 is much harder.

Section 3:
Get into the bush in front of you and kill the enemy on the right. Move forward and get into the lake. Drown the enemy on the right and then pass below the bridge. Turn left and get out of the lake. Pass through the door with the blue flames. (Kill the two enemies on the left and the one on the bridge before you complete this section if you want).

Section 4:
Move forward and pick up the Shurikens. Throw one at the enemy in front of you and he will fall into the well. Move forward, get the sword on the right and break the lock of the door on the left. Go into the building, turn left and move forward. Now turn right, aim at the candle on the left and throw a Shuriken. The candle will be extinguished and a shadow path is created. Follow the shadow path and get inside the room on the right. Go into the room on the right and you will notice that there are three enemies outside the room. Go near the door (on the left) and press your body against the wall. You will be able to kill all three enemies at once. Turn left, move forward and push through the door with the blue flames.

Section 5:
Climb onto the shelf on the right and move forward until you reach an enemy. Kill him. Get out of the room and hide in the bushes on the right. Kill the enemy in front of the bushes. Move forward and get into the building on the right. Go into the room on the right, move forward and kill the enemy in the other room. Leave the room through the door on the left and go through the door with the blue flames.

Final Section:
Move forward, turn right, move forward again and kill the sleeping guard. Get into the building on the left, wait for the girl to pass and get into the corridor through the opening on the left. Climb onto the rafters and move along them. You will see the merchant. Kill him.

Map Piece
Follow the girl until you reach a candle in front of a doorway. Go outside and turn left. The map piece is in the corner on the ground.

Punish The Bandit Ringleader

Hints
1. If you want to kill all the enemies make sure to take a Ghostmaker with you to break a wall in the first Section.
2. Be careful of the armored samurai, they are very hard to kill.
3. Check the enemies’ patrol paths before acting.

Walkthrough
Difficulty: Easy
Sections : 6
Time for S: 16:00
Enemies: 31 [ Normal Enemies:28 Armored Samurai:1 Ninja:1 Marksman:1 ]

Section 1:
You will begin the mission hiding in a bush. Move forward and kill the enemy who walks on the nearby bridge quickly. Continue and press your body against the bamboo wall on the right. Wait for the enemy behind the wall to come closer and kill him. Then get in the house on the left to find a sword. Take it with you. Leave the house and press your body against the opposite wall. Move right until you reach the edge of the wall, wait for the enemy to get closer and kill him. Continue walking and pass through the gates with the blue flames.

Map Piece
Beyond the breakable wall in the hut with the ninja. You need to bring a Ghostmaker to break the wall.

Section 2:
Move right and hide in the first bush. Get the bamboo tube and jump into the opposite bush. Wait for the enemy on the left to get close enough so you can kill him. From the bush you can see an enemy in front of you, wait for him to come closer to you and kill him. Get out of the bush move left and pick up the Shuriken. Use the bamboo tube to extinguish the flames. Use the shadows created this way to continue. Kill the Marksman with the Shuriken and keep moving in the shadows until you reach a door with blue flames. Go through the door.

Section 3:
Run as fast as you can and press your body against the edge of the right wall. Wait for the enemy to look the other way and kill him. Pass through the door on the right. Get in the building and go left. Turn and go right ,press your body against the wall and wait for the enemy to come. When the enemy looks the other way kill him. Be careful now. There is an opening on the right. Use Mind’s Eye to avoid being detected by the enemy outside, as you leave the room. Kill the enemy, turn left, move forward and turn left again. Crawl under the veranda on the left, move forward and kill the enemy. Continue crawling until you reach the end. Turn left and do the same thing to kill the next enemy. Crawl under the veranda and kill the enemy but this time wait for him to be really close to you. Continue crawling and wait for the next enemy to appear. Stay hidden until he looks away and kill him. Pass through the door (Go left to kill the enemy if you want) and move right. Pass though the door with the blue flames.

Map Piece
In the building, climb on the cabinet on the right of the opening i mentioned before. Jump on the rafters, search the building from above and you will find a room without a door. Jump down to the room to fine the map piece.

Section 4:
Move forward and pick up the fishing rod. Turn left and you will notice something glowing, aim it with the fishing rod and haul it in. It is the key for the door in front of you. Take the key to open the door. Pass through the door,turn left and get into the bush. Jump into the second bush. Then wait for the enemy in front of you to come closer and kill him. Now go and kill the enemy on the left. Get into the lake. If you still have the Bamboo Tube, swim until you reach the opposite and kill the enemy. (If you don’t have it use the Fishing rod to drag the enemy and pull him into the lake). Get out of the lake and turn right. Move forward and kill the enemy on the right. Don’t be afraid he will never look back. Turn back, move forward and pass through the gates with the blue flames.

Section 5:
Go right and press your body against the edge of the left wall. Check if the enemy is looking away and kill him. Move forward and sneak up behind the enemy. Get the bronze key on the right. Now check if the enemy in the next corridor looks away and kill him. Then press your body on the edge of the left wall, wait for the enemy to come closer and kill him. Turn left move forward and unlock the door on the right with the bronze key that you found in the previous corridor. Pass through the door with the blue flames.

Final Section:
Turn left and move forward. Get in the shadows and wait for the enemy to approach. Sneak up to him and take him out. Now hide his body in the shadows. If you want to kill all the enemies in this section, push the box until it touches the wall on the left. Get on it as it will allow you to reach the second floor. Turn back and jump to the other side. Check when the enemy in the middle looks away to kill him. Turn back move forward and turn right. Jump on the enemy below you and kill him. Then check the boss and when looks away or drinks, run and go back to shadows near the box. Move forward and you will notice that there are two plants and two tables with shadows in front of them. This is a bit hard so be careful. Get in the first shadow (in front of the plant) and jump from shadow to shadow with the “Hayate” technique until you reach the last shadow. Then you will be able to do the “Oni-Hayate” technique. Press the button that appears on the screen and Rikimaru will kill the enemy and get back in the shadow again. Hide behind the column on the right, wait until the boss looks away and quickly run and kill the enemy in front of you. Then quickly again turn left, run and kill the boss.

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 🙂