The Great And Forgotten Kami Have Returned From The Underworld, Displeased With The Affairs Of The Empire's Present Shōgun.
At The Start Of Spring In The Great New Year, The Kami Have Gathered Their Sacred Clans With One Quest: Reclaim The Lands Of Nippon And Return Them To Their Honorable, Spiritual Traditions.
However, Each Clan Is Bound By Their Own Proud Traditions To A Unique Vision For This Great Return And Must Wage A Powerful Diplomatic War Across Eight Provinces.
Alliances Must Be Forged, Betrayal Is Inevitable, Honorable Standing Rises And Falls. Political Mandates Must Be Navigated And Devastating War Must Be Fought, Each Won By Expert Skill And Cunning Negotiation. And Only One May Stand Victorious At The Coming Of Winter.
You, Honorable Shōgun, Lead One Of These Great Clans. Do You Have The Strength Of Honor, Virtue, And Spirit, As Well As The Mastery Of Steel Necessary To Deliver On This Ancient Promise?
Rising Sun is a spiritual successor in the same mythic big box series as Blood Rage: same designer, same artist, same studio and same sculptors.
Rising Sun is a game about honor, negotiation, and warfare in a feudal Japan where the ancient gods (kami) have returned to rebuild the empire.
Whereas the distant ancestor of Blood Rage was Risk, Rising Sun claims Diplomacy as its distant ancestor. Tackle negotiations, alliances, and war. Capture hostages and commit seppuku. The game features an honor track, which rises and falls based on your actions.