ShackStream: Roaming the lands in Rise of the Ronin

We're sharpening our blades and riding our horses out into the Japanese countryside in this special ShackStream.


Rise of the Ronin is out and it is certainly something special. As one of Team Ninja’s first forays into the open-world genre, the game is a beautiful trek through Bakumatsu era Japan. It’s also out today on PlayStation 5 and we’re going to be playing the first portion of the game on a special ShackStream!

Rise of the Ronin has you take up the role of one half of two twins raised to be warriors in a time of cultural revolution in Japan. As the Veiled Edge, you are well-versed in combat, stealth, medicine, and social navigation, but where you specialize is up to you. This game has wonderful character customization that lets you turn your character into the type of ronin you want to be. And Rise of the Ronin has a pretty fantastic world to travel as you navigate the politics and conflicts of anti- and pro-shogunate forces and characters. We enjoyed the game immensely in our review and look forward to sharing more with you.

Join us as we go live with Rise of the Ronin on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET. You can also watch below.

As always, we’d like to thank everyone who shows up to watch our livestream content. We do our best to bring you the best we can in a variety of ShackStream shows, including Indie-licious, Tekken it to the Lab, Stevetendo, and Pop! Goes the Culture. If you like our work and want to support it, consider following and subscribing to the Shacknews Twitch channel. You can even do the latter for free with an Amazon Prime account. Just link it up to your Twitch account to get a free Twitch subscription every month to use as you please. If you’d like to throw a free subscription our way, we’d be happy to have it.

The times are changing in Rise of the Ronin and we’re set to move with them in blood and revolution. Tune in as we start a fresh save and go live with the game on Twitch shortly!

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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