Some Ghost of Tsushima Amazon pre-orders are being delayed

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If you pre-ordered Ghost of Tsushima (opens in new tab) on Amazon and can't wait to get playing on Friday, you might want to check the estimated delivery date. 

Eager samurais took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to share their disappointment about an email from Amazon saying their Ghost of Tsushima pre-order (opens in new tab) wouldn't arrive on the July 17 release date.

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Presumably, this doesn't apply to every Ghost of Tsushima pre-order, but it's worth double-checking your order if you can't stomach the idea of waiting even longer to play the game. Personally, the wait always becomes exponentially harder when glowing reviews come out in the days leading up to release. Our own Rachel Weber heaped praise on the absurdly picturesque environments, evocative stories, and loving portrayal of Japanese culture. You can read her full thoughts by clicking the link in the first paragraph, but here's a quick excerpt:

"It's Assassin's Creed Japan with a Red Dead Redemption 2 sized world and an entire library's worth of Akira Kurosawa movies melted and shot directly into its veins. After days and days spent wandering forests, decapitating warlords, and stopping every now and again for a little toot of my flute, I still wanted more when the breathtaking finale signaled the end of Jin Sakai's story."

Back in March, a similar situation happened with Final Fantasy 7 Amazon pre-orders (opens in new tab). At the time, the company was struggling to keep up with the sudden increase in online shopping for household essentials, which caused them to prioritize those items over non-essentials.

I've reached out to Amazon for comment and will keep this post updated as we learn more.

Check our Ghost of Tsushima patch notes (opens in new tab) and find out what to expect from day one updates.

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.