PlayStation has just released the launch trailer for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Ghost of Tsushima. You play as one of the last surviving samurai on the island of Tsushima after a Mongol invasion, and you must adapt your tactics to fight back the hordes and reclaim the land for your people. However, to do this means possibly forsaking the way of the samurai and becoming a fearsome predator known as “the ghost.”
I decided to finally pull the trigger and pre-order this one because while I’m still not 100% sold on the gameplay, the artistry by developer Sucker Punch is too good to be ignored. It looks like they’re really pushing the PlayStation 4 to its limits as we approach the arrival of the PlayStation 5 this holiday season. Even if it ends up having repetitive missions, I’ve discovered that I’m pretty okay with that in my open world games as long as I like the open world I’m traversing. If Ghost of Tsushima is nothing more than “Go here, clear out this village, find this collectible” then at least we’ve got it set in a gorgeous 13th century Japan, and it’s not like there are a lot of games making use of that setting.
Check out the Ghost of Tsushima trailer below. The game arrives on the PlayStation 4 this Friday, July 17th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ghost of Tsushima:
The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan—until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting—the way of the Ghost—as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.