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Rise of the Ronin: Full Mission List

Rise of the Ronin is the latest game from Team Ninja and is easily their most ambitious title yet, featuring countless missions for players to enjoy.

There are 3 chapters in Rise of the Ronin, spread across 3 different regions: Yokohama, Edo, and Kyoto. There are countless Main Missions for you to progress the story, Bond Missions to improve character relationships, and Side Quests to increase your reputation as a Ronin.

All Ronin Missions in Rise of Ronin (Main Missions)

There are almost 60 main missions in Rise of the Ronin, but many of the missions are broken up into segments. Here is the full list of Main Missions in Rise of the Ronin:

Chapter 1 – Black Ships, Long Shadows

  1. The Veiled Edge Village
  2. Infiltrating the Black Ship
  3. The Setting Sun
  4. The Bridge to Yokohama
  5. Your Reward is in the Cave
  6. Curtain Falls, Curtain Rises
  7. Follow Your Blade Twin
  8. Locating the Camera
  9. A Pleasure District Portrait
  10. The Plot to Assassinate Harris
  11. Yokohama’s Shadow
  12. Hidden Motives
  13. Cultural Exchange
  14. Tracking Down Harris
  15. Take Back Hongakuji Temple
  16. Those Who Know Shoin
  17. The Chinatown Kihetai
  18. Watchtower Repairs (optional)
  19. The Manhunt (optional)
  20. Infiltrate the Prison Complex
  21. Those Who Gather at Edo
  22. Damsel in Distress
  23. The Sakurado Gate Incident

Chapter 2 – Cities of Darkness

  1. Decisions (Level 21)
  2. The Fire Attack (Level 19)
  3. Meeting Kaishu Katsu (Level 20)
  4. Reinventing the Shogunate (Level 21)
  5. Those Who Lead (Level 26)
  6. Deadly Blade, Demon Belle (Level 21)
  7. A Mighty Soldier (Level 26)
  8. Powder Smoke at the Castle (Level 24)
  9. It Hurts to Be Good (Level 26)
  10. Those Who Lead (Level 26)
  11. The Physician’s Request (Level 22)
  12. Prison Break: Shosaku Narasaki (Level 23)
  13. The Chilvalry of the Denshutai (Level 25)
  14. A Show for the Shogun (Level 27)
  15. Temper, Temper (Level 30)
  16. Looking Ahead (Level 32)
  17. Strange Bedfellows (Level 32) [Pro-Shogunate]
  18. The Shogun’s Journey to Kyoto (Level 33)
  19. The Ikeda Inn Incident (Level 33) [Pro-Shogunate]
  20. The Forbidden Gate Rebellion (Level 34) [Pro-Shogunate]

Chapter 3 – The Dawn of A New Japan

  1. Parting Ways (Level 35)
  2. Fate of the Vanquished (Level 35)
  3. The Satsuma-Chochu Alliance (Level 36)
  4. A New Path (Level 37)
  5. Burgeoning Betrayal (Level 37)
  6. The Feud in Aburanokoji (Level 38)
  7. The Last Shogun (Level 39)
  8. The End of the Shogunate (Level 42)
  9. The Omi Inn Incident (Level 42)
  10. The Battle of Toba-Fushimi (Level 44) [Pro-Shogunate]
  11. Wildfire (Level 44)
  12. Patriots’ Reward (Level 45)
  13. Lifelong Vow (Level 46)
  14. Before the Dawn (Level 47)
  15. The Veiled Edge (Level 50)
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All Bond Missions in Rise of Ronin

Bond Missions are designed around increasing your Bond with particular characters in the game. Whether this is for romance or additional rewards, many of the characters you meet in Rise of the Ronin have Bond Missions. Here is the full list sorted by the character’s name.

Ryoma Sakamoto

  • The Men from Tosa
    • Unlocks after discovering Sakura Inn during “Follow Your Blade Twin” Main Mission
  • The Two Apprentices
    • Unlocks after completing “Those Who Gather at Edo” Main Mission
  • A House Divided
    • Unlocks after completing “Reinventing the Shogunate” Main Mission
  • The Ties that Bind
    • Unlocks after completing “Fate of the Vanquished” Main Mission
  • Crossroads of Dawn

Shinsaku Takasugi

  • Try Your Luck
    • Unlocks after discovering Sakura Inn during “Follow Your Blade Twin” Main Mission
  • Something to Believe In
    • Unlocks after completing “The China Town Kiheitai” Main Mission
  • Where There’s a Will
    • Unlocks during the “Parting Ways” Main Mission, after siding with Anti-Shogunate
  • The Spice of Life
    • Unlocks after completing “The Feud in Aburanokoji” Main Mission. You may also need to complete “In Search of New Discoveries” (Fukuzawa’s second Bond Mission)

Genzui Kusaka

  • The Way of the Warrior
    • Unlocks after discovering Sakura Inn during “Follow Your Blade Twin” Main Mission
  • Terms of the Deal
    • Unlocks after completing “Take Back Hongakuji Temple” Main Mission
  • At the End of the Charge
    • Unlocks after completing “The Physician’s Request” Main Mission
  • A Fresh Start
    • Unlocks after completing “At the End of the Charge” Bond Mission and reaching Bond level 3 with Kusaka

Kogoro Katsura

  • The Seed of Doubt
  • A Fragile Alliance
    • Unlocks after completing “Burgeoning Betrayal” Main mission

You can check out our full romance and Favor guide of Kogoro Katsura here.

Toshimichi Okubo

  • Old Friends
    • Unlocks after completing “Those Who Gather at Edo” Main Mission

Kaishu Katsu

  • The Pillar of Edo
    • Unlocks after completing “A Show for the Shogun” Main Mission and reaching Bond level 2 with Katsu
  • Building a Nation
    • Unlocks after reaching Bond level 3 with Katsu

Yukichi Fukuzawa

  • In Search of New Knowledge
    • Unlocks after completing “Cultural Exchange” Main Mission
  • In Search of New Discoveries
    • Unlocks after completing “Fruit from Distant Shores” Bond Mission (Ine Kusumoto first Bond Mission)

Akikatsu Manabe

Igashichi Iizuka

  • A Lucky Find Put to Use
    • Unlocks after talking with him at the Photographic Studio and giving him 1 Foreign Book (found in Treasure Chests or  completing certain missions)
  • Chopped Liver
    • Unlocks after completing “Cultural Exchange” Main Mission
  • A New Lease on Life
    • Unlocks after completing “Chopper Liver” bond mission and reaching Bond level 3 with Igashichi

Felix Beato

  • Joined Visions
    • Unlocks after completing “The Chivalry of the Damned” Main Mission

Marcus Samuel

  • The Black Jewel
    • Unlocks after going to the Photograph Studio in “Follow Your Twin Blade” Main Mission

Robert Fortune

  • A Prize Beyond Reach
    • Unlocks after completing “Fruit from Distant Shores” Bond Mission (Ine Kusumoto first bond mission)

Taka Murayama

  • Encroaching Shadows
    • Unlocks after completing “Hidden Motives” Main Mission
  • A Light in the Darkness
    • Unlocks during “Those Who Gather at Edo” Main Mission. Make sure when you talk to Taka to tell her that she can count on you to accept it

You can check out our full romance and Favor guide of Taka Murayama here.

Hirobumi Ito & Aritomo Yamagata

  • Strength in Softness
    • Unlocks after completing “A Show for the Shogun” Main Mission
  • A Vow of Steel

Yoshinobu Tokugawa

  • Twilight Raid
    • Unlocks after completing “A Show for the Shogun” Main Mission
  • Midnight Revenge
    • Unlocks after completing “Fate of the Vanquished” Main Mission and reaching Bond level 2 with Yoshinobu
  • Dawn Revolt
    • Unlocks after completing “Midnight Revenge” Bond Mission and reaching Bond level 3 with Yoshinobu

Isami Kondo

  • The Wolves of Mibu
    • Unlocks after completing the “Fate of the Vanquished” Main Mission.
  • Mibu Rivalry
    • Unlocks after completing “The Feud in Aburanokoji” Main mission and reaching Bond Level 2 with Kondo

Toshizo Hijikata

  • For the Sake of a Friend

Ernest Satow

  • A Priceless Treasure
  • The Beauty of Friendship

Eiichi Shibusawa

  • Something to Show the World
    • Unlocks after talking to Katsu during the “Looking Ahead” Main Mission
  • Samurai Spirit, Merchant Mind
    • Unlocks after completing “Something to Show the World” Bond Mission

Soji Okita

  • The Supreme Swordsman
    • Unlocks after completing “Fate of the Vanquished” Main Mission. Must have also completed “The Ikeda Inn Incident” Pro-Shogunate Main Mission
  • A Moment of Brilliance

Hajime Saito

  • Loyalty to a Friend

Nobutomo Odani

  • The Three Blades of the Era
    • Unlocks after completing “Deadly Blade, Demon Belle” Main Mission
  • The Sword Saint
    • Unlocks after completing “The Three Blades of the Era” Bond Mission

Princess Atsuko

  • Ideals and Reality
    • Unlocks after completing “Reinventing the Shogunate” Main Mission
  • The Road to Resolution

You can check out our full romance and Favor guide of Princess Atsuko here.

Ine Kusumoto

  • Fruit from Distant Shores
    • Unlocks after completing “It Hurts to Be Good” Main Mission
  • Ine’s Worries
    • Unlocks after completing “Fruit from Distant Shores” Bond Mission
  • Cultivating the Cure
    • Unlocks after completing “Ine’s Worries” Bond Mission and reaching Bond level 3 with Ine

You can check out our full romance and Favor guide of Ine Kusumoto here.

Sana Chiba

  • Turmoil of the Heart
    • Unlocks after completing “Deadly Blade, Demon Belle” Main Mission
  • A Tempest Calmed

You can check out our full romance and Favor guide for Sana Chiba here.

Matthew Perry

  • Peace Negotiations
    • Unlocks after completing “The Black Jewel” Bond Mission (Marcus Samuel’s first Bond Mission)
  • Test of Friendship
    • Unlocks after completing “Peace Negotiations” Bond Mission

Fumi Sugi

  • Last Wishes
    • Unlocks after completing “Fate of the Vanquished” Main Mission and reaching Bond level 2 with Fumi

You can check out our full romance and Favor guide of Fumi Sugi here.

Gonzo

  • The Bad Bunch
    • Unlocks after starting “Follow Your Blade Twin” Main Mission – make sure you team up with him to recruit him as an ally!

Alexandria Moreau

  • An Intoxicating Flower
    • Unlocks after completing “Fruit from Distant Shores” Bond Mission (Ine Kusumoto first Bond Mission) then and getting a Morning Glory-type flower, which you can do when you accept the Bond mission.
The player and Fumi Sugi in Rise of the Ronin
In-game Screenshot

All Grass Roots Missions (Side Missions)

There are 20 Grass Roots missions to discover and finish across the world of Rise of the Ronin. Although not every Grass Roots mission may have been discovered yet, these are all of the found ones so far. The following are all of the Grass Roots missions in Rise of the Ronin.

  • Horse Rescue
  • Find Medicinal Ingredients
  • When Clouds of Vengeance Part
  • The Stolen Statue
  • A Last Request
  • Dirty Money
  • The Ousted Swordsman
  • Spirited Away
  • This Cause is Mine
  • Where are the Goods?
  • The Broker
  • Fujiokaya Dairy: Mummy
  • Fujiokaya Dairy: Muramasa
  • Fujiokaya Dairy: Veiled Edge
  • A Crackdown on Bad Business
  • A Thousand Blades
  • The Watchman
  • Business Beginnings
  • A Noble Thief
  • A New Ghost Story
  • Mum’s the Word
  • Your Reward is in the Cave
  • There’s Something in the Water
  • Hundred Pilgrimages

That’s all of the Main, Bond, and Grass Roots missions in Rise of the Ronin. For more helpful guides like this one, be sure to head to our Guide Hub here.

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