We don't know how long this preview boxart image for Tenchu 4
has been on Ubisoft's site. We suspect it hasn't been very long, because the name change (to Tenchu: Shadow Assassins
) is a very recent development, showing up just last week
The image is regrettably tiny, but detailed enough for us to see what's going on -- and what's going on is that Rikimaru is cutting the head off of whoever picks the game up off the shelf. We've enlarged the image a bit. It's not as beautiful as the Japanese box
, but it does have a certain "video game ninja" quality about it.
We're not sure the name change was the way to go; while Shadow Assassins
is both more descriptive and exciting than 4
, if we were Ubisoft, we'd want to emphasize however we could that this game was somehow different from all the other non-numbered Tenchu
made by Acquire.
If you're in a Tenchu
mood, be sure to browse the official website
. And if you're Australian
and in a Tenchu
mood, good news! The OFLC
has rated the game for release.