Jump to content

Tenchu on Xbox!

Romier S

Recommended Posts

News report with confirmation showing Tenchu headed to the land of the big green X.




Activision's financial earnings call reveals delays for several major games.


In its quarterly earnings call, Activision announced several significant changes to its release calendar for 2003 and 2004. Most notably, Activision said that it will, "for planning purposes," assume that Doom 3 won't be out until early 2004, but reminded that "as you know, id decides when it ships, not Activision." At many occasions since E3 2002, id has said the plan was to release the game by the end of 2003, but id's Tim Willits told us in May that the game won't ship until the studio is happy with it.


True Crime, the free-ranging action game set in a satellite photo-perfect rendition of Los Angeles, is also being delayed, and will ship in late 2003 rather than in September. Farther in the future, Trinity, Grey Matter's sci-fi action game, will now ship in Activision's 2005 fiscal year, which starts in April 2004. Activision mentioned a number of new games scheduled for release in 2004, including a Tenchu game for the Xbox. A summary of the release schedules mentioned in the earnings call is as follows:


Q4 2003:

Tony Hawk's Underground

True Crime: Streets of LA

Call of Duty

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World



Q1 2004:

Doom 3

Pitfall Harry

Tenchu for the Xbox

MTX Mototrax



Q2 2004 or later:


Spider-Man 2

Shrek 2

Shark Slayer

Lemony Snicket

Rome: Total War

Quake IV

Call of Duty console game

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is the first I hear about this. I couldn't be more excited. :shock:

I can't tell you guys what a BIG fan I am of the first 2. I'm a Grand Master, baby. :wink:

I was ready to buy a PS2 when I heard Tenchu 3 was coming out (glad I didn't :twisted: ) and now I won't have to.

Yet another reason 2004 can't get here fast enough!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here is the official announcement for those interested:




Activision has officially announced Tenchu: Return from Darkness for the Xbox. At its core, the game will be similar to Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven released for the PlayStation 2 but it will now contain new maps, new technical features, and support for Xbox Live. Players will be able to take control of one of three characters, including Rikimaru, Ayame, or Tesshu. The game will feature 11 levels (two of which are entirely new), six multiplayer levels, and new cutscenes. The six multiplayer levels will have Xbox Live support.


"We're excited to give Xbox gamers the opportunity to play the most authentic stealth based ninja game ever," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "Tenchu: Return from Darkness takes the franchise to new heights with never before seen levels and enemies, enhanced maneuvers, more weapons and Xbox Live capabilities, making it the first Tenchu title to feature online gameplay."


Tenchu: Return from Darkness is scheduled for release in spring 2004


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...