Ghost of Tsushima is something of an alternate history take on the era of the Mongolian Empire. The Mongol army has invaded the island of Tsushima, and you as the player must control one of the last samurais as he attempts to fight off the invading horde. Along the way, players will be forced to abandon their traditional ways and embrace a style of fighting referred to as the “way of the Ghost.”
This stunning game from Sucker Punch, the makers of Sly Cooper and Infamous, features incredible visuals, a sweeping soundtrack, a methodical combat system reminiscent of what we’ve seen in God of War, and a lot of promising design choices.
We can’t wait to get our hands on this game. For now, this is what we know about Ghost of Tsushima.
Ghost of Tsushima News
A new post on the PlayStation blog reveals some of the first substantial details about Ghost of Tsushima.
The game is set during the Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274. In it, you play as a samurai named Jin Sakai who embarks upon a mission of revenge and liberation. As suspected, this is an open-world title that lets you freely explore a large area.
In fact, the incredible footage we saw at E3 2018 is taken from a simple side quest in the game that players can ignore if they choose to do so. Regardless of which missions you take on, you’ll notice that Jin will get dirty and show other physical signs of battle fatigue as you work your way through the game.
Furthermore, players will be able to “abandon” the samurai ways in favor of more ninja-like assassination techniques. While the team is aiming for a degree of historical accuracy, they’re not dead set on it. Additional reports indicate that the level of visual detail and fluidity shown during the game’s E3 2018 preview is an accurate representation of the entire game.
Other sources have reported that the game will feature a photo mode and the option to play a Japanese voice track complimented by English subtitles.
Ghost of Tsushima Trailer
E3 2018 brought us our first real look at Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima. All we can say is…wow.
In case you missed it, here is the teaser trailer for Ghost of Tsushima.
Ghost of Tsushima Release Date
Unfortunately, there’s no word on when Ghost of Tsushima will be released, but we believe that the game will be available sometime in 2019.