Article By: XGN SPENCE
Our love for games of history and action is about to take a step into a whole new era. The era of the Samurai. A culture of people that we have looked into for years and years. Now you can have your very own Samurai adventure with Ghost of Tsushima. This action/adventure game is set in feudal Japan during the Mongolian invasion.
The game developers are working hard to give an accurate representation of Japan during this time period. Like all games like this though, there will be some things that don’t add up timeline and history wise. For a more immersive and realistic adventure you can even play the game in full Japanese with English subtitles. One of the developers has already stated that the armor in game doesn’t match up to the timeline but however, what we think of when we think of samurai armor.
The game hints toward “finding a new way to fight.” Which I believe to be stealth tactics. Being a lone samurai survivor is hard enough but trying to engage multiple Mongolians at once would be suicide. Jin, the main hero of the game will have to learn to survive and fight on his own to ensure survival and victory for Japan.
This game is still far out from a release date with only a possible 2019 or 2020 release. This is a PlayStation exclusive title and pre order bonuses are still undecided as of now.
I wish I could go more into the gameplay aspect during this article but very little is available right now due to being so far out in development. From the game trailers and previews though you can tell that they are making this open world stunning and beautiful. We do know that this is an open world and third person game and you will be using a fighting style called “the way of the ghost” (gotta be stealth tactics right?). A wide variety of weapons and armor are also available including long bows, swords, horse armor and possibly more to come. I can’t wait to find out more about this title as the release date gets closer. This will probably be one I watch on twitch since I don’t have a PS4, either way it looks visually stunning and I’m excited to see how the game evolves and what new information comes out in the coming months.