Written by goe
Tenchu: Time of the Assassins is a PSP game released in 2006. In Japan it was called Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen.
You can play as 31 characters from previous Tenchu games, but only 5 have a proper story mode. All characters are from Tenchu: Fatal Shadows and Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven / Tenchu: Return from Darkness.
Playable characters with a story mode:
Rikimaru, Ayame, Rin, Tesshu, Onikage
Other playable characters:
Tatsumaru, Jyuzou, Shou, Ranzou, Jinnai, Tajima, Yuge Jonosuke, Tadokoro Mifuyu, Ronin, Samurai, Ninja, Kunoichi, Kuroya Ninja, Kuroya Kunoichi, Assassin Villager, Assassin Samurai, Assassin Masseuse, Assassin Woman, Kempo Bouzu, Basket Head, Ninja Dog, Kuma, Policeman, Mr. D CEO, Echigoya, Nasu
Rikimaru, Ayame, Tesshu, Rin and Onikage have a story in the game. Onikage’s story is unlocked after completing the 4th characters’ story mode. Each story mode consists of 5 missions per character.
Rikimaru and Ayame’s stories occurs after defeating Tenrai in Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven / Tenchu: Return from Darkness.
Teshu’s story takes place before the event of Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven / Tenchu: Return from Darkness, when he just started working with Zennosuke.
Rin’s story occurs after the events of Tenchu: Fatal Shadows.
Onikage’s story takes place after the events of Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven / Tenchu: Return from Darkness. He is again on a mission to destroy Lord Gohda.
The game has a mission editor and you have the following customization options:
Specific playable character or all characters
This editor is part of the mission editor and allows to write a mission introduction and up to 3 character dialogues. The dialogues take place at the beginning of the mission, at the beginning of a boss battle and at the end of a mission. You are able to change the character names, select music and add sounds.