Tenchu: Return from Darkness
Developer(s) K2
Publisher(s) Activision
From Software
Designer(s) Mitsuo Kodama (director)
Composer(s) Noriyuki Asakura
Platform(s) Xbox
Release date(s) JP May 27, 2004
NA March 9, 2004
EU March 19, 2004
Genre(s) Stealth action
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) BBFC: 15
CERO: 18+
PEGI: 18+
Media DVD
Input methods Gamepad
Tenchu: Return from Darkness (天誅 参 〜回帰ノ章〜 - Tenchū San: Kaiki no Shō) is an expanded release of Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven for the Xbox. Upgrades include graphical improvements, 2 new multiplayer characters, 2 new single player missions, extra special moves, and the ability to go online with the versus and co-op multiplayer modes.


New CharactersEdit

New characters who were introduced in Tenchu: Return from Darkness.

  • Kanbe Tadokoro (田所 勘兵衛 Tadokoro Kanbei), he was a one of Lord Gohda's vassals. He tried to lead a rebellion against Gohda.
  • Mifuyu Tadokoro (田所 三冬 Tadokoro Mifuyu), daughter of Tadokoro Kanbe. She killed her father when she discovered that Tadokoro is planning a rebellion against Gohda.
  • Yuge (弓削 丞之助 Yuge Jōnosuke), a vassal of Tadokoro. Jinnai Sakyo convinced him to lead an attack on Gohda Castle.



  1. Punish the Evil Merchant
  2. Execute Hamada and Return to Lord Gohda
  3. Find the Shichisto Sword
  4. Kill All Who Follow You
  5. Cross the Ronin Village
  6. Rescue the Kidnapped Princess
  7. Retrieve the Steel for Ressai
  8. Stop Tadokoro's Rebellion
  9. Find Ayame's Impostor
  10. Infiltrate the Buddha Temple
  11. Assassinate the Evil Tenrai (Part 1)
  12. Assassinate the Evil Tenrai (Part 2)


  1. Rescue the Village Girls
  2. Execute the Evil Merchant
  3. Assassinate the Traitor Hamada
  4. Retrieve the Yoto Swords
  5. Stop Tadokoro's Rebellion
  6. Find the Jewel of Heaven
  7. Go to the Red House of Zennosuke
  8. Escape from Amagai Castle
  9. Retrieve the Jewel of Heaven
  10. Rescue Counsel Sekiya
  11. Assassinate the Evil Tenrai (Part 1)
  12. Assassinate the Evil Tenrai (Part 2)


  1. Assassinate Nasu and Echigoya
  2. Teach Rikimaru a Lesson
  3. Execute the Rebellious Yuge
  4. Find the Author of the Message
  5. Rendezvous with Senkichi by the Waterfalls
  6. Escape from the Limestone Cavern
  7. Go to the House in the Cemetary
  8. Return to Zennosuke

External LinksEdit

Tenchu: Return from Darkness at IGN

Tenchu Series

Main Series

Stealth AssassinsBirth of the Stealth AssassinsWrath of HeavenShadow Assassins

Portable Games

Time of the AssassinsDark Secret

Other Versions and Releases

Dimensional Ninja Action MovieShinobi GaisenShinobi HyakusenReturn from DarknessFatal ShadowsTenchu ZShadow Assault