A storm is coming to the island of Tsushima
Despite being shrouded in mystery, Ghost of Tsushima has been one of the most anticipated first-party titles for the PlayStation 4. With just under three weeks till release marketing for the game will come out in full swing and Sony has dropped a new trailer to build up excitement. Ghost of Tsushima: A Storm is Coming doesn’t necessarily give further story details but shows the extent of what’s at stake.
Ghost of Tsushima takes place in 1274 feudal Japan in the midst of a Mongol invasion. Play as one of the last samurai in your clan, moving through the island of Tsushima and taking down any invader that steps in your way. As the number of the clan dwindles, Jin must make a choice. To Follow the way of the samurai to stand tall before enemies and defeat them with honour or become the Ghost of Tsushima. Using shadows and stealth to his advantage, Jin can become a ninja to instill fear into his foes and eliminate them swiftly.
You are a samurai, bound to uphold a code. To live, fight, and die with honour. If you stray from this path, what will you become? A storm is coming.
Sucker Punch has been working endlessly over the last three years to bring a beautiful action/open-world experience with a minimalist design philosophy that somewhat reminds me of Breath of the Wild. Rather than use waypoints to plot out key areas of the map players can make their way to whatever points of interest suits them. The wind will give a helping hand in pointing you in the right direction but other than that you’ll be left to your own devices. Other in-world elements will help guide towards secrets and more, from smoke signals to foxes that lead to secret shrines.
Ghost of Tsushima releases on July 17 for PlayStation 4 and is available to pre-order from multiple outlets for £49.99. Are you looking forward to reclaiming the last that was once yours? Let us know below!
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