Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year, and one which has been in development for longer than most people would care to mention too, as work on the game began not long after the PS4 first hit shelves.
This means people have been waiting for quite a while to play this game set in feudal Japan, which stars a samurai named Jin who must adapt and change his tactics, becoming a “ghost” warrior in order to battle the bloodthirsty Mongols who have invaded his country.
The game is made by Sucker Punch Productions, which might be familiar to some as they were behind the Infamous games, and releases on July 17 this year.
Like most games these days, Ghost of Tsushima will be open world – this means that while there is a central story to follow and complete, you can move away from the beaten path and explore Tsushima Island, taking on side quests and discovering hidden places on the Japanese island.
And Ghost of Tsushima is a pretty substantial game too, as according to the game’s creative director Nate Fox, it will take you at least 30 hours to complete the game. In an interview with Voxel (via VG247.com), Fox said that playing time could reach up to 50 hours for those who decide to explore instead of just focus on the main story, and that he recommends that “everyone get off the main route and get lost on Tsushima Island, there is a lot to discover there”.
The game definitely looked pretty good in a recent State of Play video, the kind of open world adventure one could get lost in for many hours, savoring the game’s oriental atmosphere, violent combat and revenge story.
It remains to be seen, though, whether Ghost of Tsushima will live up to the hype and be a PlayStation exclusive to remember, or another high-profile disappointment this year.
There’s not much longer to find out though as the game will launch in less than two months, so hopefully Sucker Punch has been able to make a great game which will please all those who’ve been waiting for years to play as a samurai in war torn Japan in Ghost of Tsushima.
Note: Ghost of Tsushima will be released on July 17, 2020. Available on PS4.