Tale of Ronin


Live as a ronin, survive the consequences of your choices in a dynamic world of turmoil and violence. An RPG game about camaraderie and betrayal, about war and peace, and above all honor, coming to PC and consoles.


Rashomon: Introduction

In the ever changing realm of game development, the journey to crafting a good gaming experience often begins with the right set of tools. We understand the importance of discovering the correct loadout, especially throughout our journey building “Tale of Ronin.” Today, we want to talk about one of our main tools: Rashomon, an in-house…

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The Heian Period: Japan’s Imperial Golden Era

Japanese history is complex and fascinating, but the Heian period and its legacy are especially influential. This captivating era, spanning from the late 8th century to the late 12th century, is often hailed as Japan’s Golden Age. It is most notable for its artistic brilliance, refined courtly culture, and flourishing literary scene. The Heian period…

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Yuki-Onna: Japan’s Vampiric Snow Woman

The modern vampire myth rose out of Europe, but humanoid creatures that drain the life out of others are a global phenomenon. Many Japanese yokai feed on people’s life force. Perhaps the most distinctive of these vampiric entities is the yuki-onna. Yuki-onna literally translates to “snow woman”. This is fitting, as yuki-onna are spirits made…

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Tale of Ronin Art Pipeline

To explain the Tale of Ronin art pipeline, we must first embark on a journey rooted in the creative wonders of Edo period Japan. Our process begins with a collection of reference photos, carefully chosen to reflect both the essence of the era and the locations or items shown in the game. These references provide…

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The Bakufu-Han System: Feudal Government Structure in Edo Period Japan

When the last of Japan’s three great unifiers, Tokugawa Ieyasu, came to power, he had a problem. His predecessors, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, had both failed to establish a lasting regime that could endure after their deaths. In 1603, Ieyasu created the Edo bakufu—also known as the Tokugawa Shogunate—to legitimize his rule. Thus the…

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