Tenchu 4 on Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by CockroachMan, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. CockroachMan
    OP

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Member
    3,889
    5
    Jan 14, 2006
    Brazil
    Brazil
    Latest issue of Famitsu show us that the latest game in the Tenchu series is heading to the Wii. Tenchu 4 is supposed to come out October 23th in Japan.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    source: http://www.jeux-france.com/news27783_tench...ce-sur-wii.html


    I never played any of the Tenchu games.. anyway.. if it managed to get 3 sequels, this should be good news to some people..
     
  2. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Member
    2,592
    145
    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
    Germany
    just wished a real one would come out on DS too...
     
  3. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    I've played Tenchu 3 Wrath of Heaven

    I quite liked it.
     
  4. scousethief

    scousethief GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    286
    0
    Nov 14, 2006
    yeah tenchu is quite good, good news [​IMG]
     
  5. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    990
    1
    Dec 18, 2005
    Canada
    Glad to see that Rikimaru is playable.

    Tenchu Z on Xbox 360 was one of my favorite game.

    Oh, and Dark Secret on DS is awesome as well.
     
  6. Hit

    Hit GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    813
    1
    Nov 4, 2005
    Netherlands
    Ugh, that look like DS Screens
     
  7. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    16,979
    3,098
    Oct 12, 2004
    This series has been boring for a long time now.
     
  8. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    4,746
    229
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    To each his own. It's definitely not meant to be the kind of thinking game that MGS can perhaps often be -- it's shallow, the AI is dumb as all hell, but it's a great guilty pleasure for folks who just wanna play ninja. So, for diehard stealth-action fans, Tenchu probably isn't even on their radar. However, for folks who love cheesy, Japanese B-movies, it's a real treat.

    I'm so glad about this news. I just hope they don't flub up the controls and camera system.
     
  9. TanookiSuit

    TanookiSuit Game Reviewer/Writer -- formerly Vampire Hunter D

    Member
    2,554
    23
    Nov 11, 2004
    United States
    Louisville, KY
    I seriously enjoyed the first two, and I did 2 stages of the DS one out of curiousity last night and it seemed 'ok' so knowing this is coming I'm quite happy. I heard the 3rd game was complete crap, but this one is done by all the original developers/publisher so that gives hope.
     
  10. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    715
    0
    Jul 14, 2006
    United States
    Butt City, FA rt
  11. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    9,099
    4,271
    Oct 24, 2002
    England
    Making this game Wii exclusive is basically killing the series. It's already a niche franchise and although there are many Wii owners out there, theres never been a full Tenchu game on a Nintendo console (don't count the piss poor DS game) so the chance of fans of the series buying this game has dropped drastically.
    Tenchu Z was good, not great but good and I'm really pissed I won't be playing 4. Just hope for Wii owners sake's, it's not mediocre.

    Is it by FROM SOFTWARE again?
    Looks like Rikimaru is back too by that bottom right screen.
     
  12. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    4,746
    229
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Well, FromSoftware still owns the rights to the franchise, so they'll likely be publishing it, perhaps co-publishing it with SEGA. But Acquire (the original Tenchu developer) will be doing the developing for the game.

    But I don't think they'll be killing off the franchise by bringing it to Wii. I think they are perhaps taking a gamble, in hopes that the larger Wii market will catch on to Tenchu. I think there's a good chance the Wii market will do just that. Again, Tenchu has remained pretty straight-forward as a stealth-action game, whereas something like MGS (at least by the time of Snake Eater) got so deep as a stealth-action adventure. But heck, even this latest MGS seems more toned back, in terms of gameplay -- more run and gun, if you will.

    We'll see, though. I think it's going to have a lot to do with marketing for Tenchu 4, as to how well it does on Wii. If they throw out some TV ads on G4 and Comedy Central, etc., they could jack sales up. SEGA has the resources for that. But will they do it? Hmm...was watching a recent Bonus Round, and N`Gai Croal was saying there's a rumor that not even Konami will be doing TV ads for MGS4 in the States. If they won't flip for advertising, chances are Tenchu won't get much of a push, either. Of course, MGS doesn't need as much of that sort of support to sell.
     
  13. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    715
    0
    Jul 14, 2006
    United States
    Butt City, FA rt
    Wii is the perfect market for Tenchu since there's very little competiton, whereas on PS3 or 360 mature action games abound.
     
  14. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    715
    0
    Jul 14, 2006
    United States
    Butt City, FA rt
    Graphics look good too. There's hope after all!

     
  15. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    4,746
    229
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Yeah, was just gonna post a link to the video (which by the way, here's the official video link: http://www.tenchu.net/four/ ).

    Graphics look like a cutting-edge Xbox1 game (on par with Ninja Gaiden Black), which for Wii, is saying a good deal, I think. I have high hopes for the game. I think with Acquire back at the helm, we might see the really first great Tenchu game in a while. Plus, like you said, there's not much competition on the Wii when it comes to this genre, so maybe it'll do okay.
     
  16. TanookiSuit

    TanookiSuit Game Reviewer/Writer -- formerly Vampire Hunter D

    Member
    2,554
    23
    Nov 11, 2004
    United States
    Louisville, KY
    This will kill it eh? Whatever. Last night read on the Magic Box that there's also a 5 and 6 as it's appearing to look like some Wii Trilogy so obviously they got plans and something in the works already to say that much.
     
  17. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed


    trailer....
     
  18. CockroachMan
    OP

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Member
    3,889
    5
    Jan 14, 2006
    Brazil
    Brazil
  19. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    4,746
    229
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Looks great. But yeah, mapping the jump command to an upward gesture seems kind of iffy at best. However, I do like the behind-the-back camera, ala RE4. That should take care of any problems with the camera system. The enemy character model looked pretty poor -- right on par with PS2 -- but the environments look a lot better than they have in past Tenchu games. Of course, I'm judging that by an online video. [​IMG]
     
  20. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

    Former Staff
    4,210
    5
    Jun 27, 2004
    England
    I've only played one Tenchu game, but I loved it! [​IMG] I'll definitely be buying this.