One of the major announcements at Paris Games Week was Ghost of Tsushima, a brand new IP from Sucker Punch. You may know Sucker Punch as the studio behind the inFamous series, but this new game is very much in contrast to the comic book-esque superhero antics of its flagship series. Instead, Ghost of Tsushima is an open world adventure game set in Feudal Japan - no neon powers or sucking smoke from chimneys in this one then.
Here’s everything we know so far about Sucker Punch’s brand new game:
- Release date: TBC
- Format: PS4 exclusive
- Developer: Sucker Punch
Ghost of Tsushima is an open world adventure game set in Feudal Japan
The trailer was captured in-engine, but doesn’t show off much gameplay
As you can see from the launch trailer above, it doesn’t give much away about the gameplay content you can expect from Ghost of Tsushima.
“All of what’s shown in our debut trailer was captured in our game engine, that’s the interactive world we’re painstakingly crafting together, that’s the world we’re going to set on fire,” adds Fox. “The artists and engineers here at Sucker Punch have brought this world to life on PlayStation 4, from tall grass blowing in the wind to the call of a far off crane, we want to make it feel real.”
What we do know about the gameplay is that there’s going to be a lot of samurai action. You’re playing as a samurai who’s tasked with battling overwhelming odds against the incoming Mongol Empire. The leader of the Mongols, who you’ll see and hear in the trailer, is described by Sucker Punch as an “uncomfortably reasonable killer”, which make us incredibly intrigued as to the game’s overarching storyline.
Apparently as the last samurai, you’re going to have to abandon your honourable tactics of old to forge a new way of fighting - literally, the 'Way of the Ghost'. Aaah, that explains that title then.
The trailer shows off just some of the weapons and gameplay features, including katanas, longbows and armoured horses. At the moment, it’s very much all we know about what you’ll be doing in the game, but expect lots of blood, blades, and battling.
There’s no release date yet
Before you get all excited about swinging your shiny new samurai sword, you might want to check the game’s release date. Or lack of one. Sucker Punch hasn’t yet even put a vague year on its shiny new game, let alone any kind of release window.
The studio has this to say on the matter:
“We’re excited to finally be able to talk about the game and look forward to sharing more in the coming months,” says Fox. “Keeping it a secret for so long has been painful. The trailer is the perfect way to share with the world what we’ve been dying to play for so many years—fighting back invaders in feudal Japan, mastering the katana and building your legend as ‘the Ghost’.”
Until then we’ll be updating this page with everything we discover about the game, from gameplay details, new trailers and fresh news.