Ghost of Tsushima: What we learned at E3 2018

June 12, 2018 — by Arnab "knidarius" Mukherjee0



Ghost of Tsushima: What we learned at E3 2018

June 12, 2018 — by Arnab "knidarius" Mukherjee0

Sony displayed gameplay footage for samurai game Ghost of Tsushima at E3 2018 which remains a highly anticipated title months after its reveal.

Seven months since its reveal, Ghost of Tsushima still remained one of the most highly anticipated games in the run-up to Sony’s E3 conference. And why wouldn’t it be? An open-world Samurai game set in feudal Japan? Give us two of those, please!

According to the developers Sucker Punch, who were also behind the popular Infamous series, Ghost of Tsushima is going to be an open world action-stealth-adventure epic samurai game set during the Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274. Almost four years in development, today, we finally got a better look at the title. Here’s the trailer/gameplay footage:

Open world samurai action

The gameplay footage started off with a Jin Jakai, the Samurai protagonist moving across a beautifully designed grassland scene. The character takes in the fires in the distance and calls his steed. This scene establishes that this game is going to have the entire island of  It is evident that game will feature mounts and wildlife, although it is not clear if they will be interactive yet. The open world element of the game is on display as the player chooses to take up this battle with Mongolian soldiers oppressing the locals, although it is not entirely clear if the game will have any kind of markers on the HUD, which were missing from the trailer.

The combat looks pretty impressive as the enemies feature a host of weapons, and we get our first look at the katana combat from the game. The game will also feature allies, as we got to see our first ally in the video, another Samurai – a deadly onna-bugeisha named Masako. The ally system seems to be pretty crucial as the duo takes out enemies together. Player movement seems to be not too far off from games like Assassin’s Creed and Batman. The game also features an enemy marking feature.

Image Credit: Sony

A true samurai experience

According to Sucker Punch, the gameplay shown in the video is one of the many side quests that the game has to offer through myriad characters. The story also shows us our first taste of betrayal in a beautifully set swordfight between Jin and Masako amidst falling autumn leaves. If you’ve seen your share of samurai movies, the aesthetic of this game will fit right into that category. According to the developers, actual Kendo practitioners were brought in to get the combat of this game to be absolutely perfect. The game promises to be beautiful and intense at the same time.



Arnab "knidarius" Mukherjee

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