More information about the anticipated Ghost of Tsushima has been revealed through a PlayStation State of Play stream on Twitch. Sucker Punch’s Hack-n-Slash title tells the story of Jin Sakai during the first Mongol Invasion of Japan.
Earlier today, Sony let the world see brand-new footage of Ghost of Tsushima through a State of Play stream focusing on the upcoming title. From it, we uncover a number of exciting things…
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Guiding Wind Helps You Navigate Tsushima
Sucker Punch has introduced an interesting feature to Ghost of Tsushima. Through Guiding Wind, players follow an in-game gust of wind that directs them towards their waypoint. Foxes will also help players find shrines around the island. These shrines appear to offer Jin Sakai upgrades, so they’re well worth it.
The stream also confirmed several locations that will appear. Kashine Hills, Yagata Forest, and Farmstead are some of the locations Ghost of Tsushima will include. Thankfully, it also includes fast travel. You do seem to get a horse, but once you uncover key locations, you’ll be able to hop and jump between them at will.
Every Slash Is Vital in Ghost of Tsushima
Combatlooks challenging, yet rewarding. There are instances where Jin Sakai appears to cut down opponents in a single swing, yet there are also other moments where a repeated flurry is required. Jin Sakai can block, parry, and dodge in combat scenarios. There also appears to be ranged combat via longbows and stealth combat similar to an Assassin’s Creed title. Like Nioh, Ghost of Tsushima also appears to feature stance changes. These will help the player make the most out of Jin Sakai’s talented swordsmanship and inflict the most damage.
As For The Rest Of It?
Ghost of Tsushima looks like it will be simply breathtaking. From the beautifully rendered environments to the brutal efficiency of its combat, the game looks fantastic. Although a lot of it looks like it would fit well into the current discourse of Assassin’s Creed titles, there is also a lot that makes it seem like it would stand apart from others in the genre. There’s a monochromatic mode that pays homage to Samurai Cinema, a Japanese Voice Track, and so much more.
Not to mention, the photo mode shown in the State of Play video above… Just wow.
Ghost of Tsushima is due to release July 17, 2020. It’s being developed by Sucker Punch Productions as a PlayStation Exclusive. For more on the latest gaming news, reviews, features, and more… Check out Gamezo.co.uk and follow @GamezoGG on Twitter.