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Ghost of Tsushima Release Date, E3 2018 Gameplay, Trailers - Everything we Know

Ghost of Tsushima is the hot new samurai action game from Sucker Punch, and we'll be giving you the release date, gameplay and trailer info, and more in this guide.

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Ghost of Tsushima is the next game from developer Sucker Punch, the studio behind the Infamous series. In this full Ghost of Tsushima everything we know guide, we'll be compiling all the concrete information that we know about the samurai action game on the horizon, including the eventual Ghost of Tsushima release date, every detail we've uncovered from the Ghost of Tsushima E3 2018 gameplay demo, and all the additional information into this hub of info.

The upcoming samurai game from Sucker Punch is definitely still along way off from releasing. We'll make sure to keep this Ghost of Tsushima page up to date with all the latest information that Sucker Punch or Sony release about the game, from now until release.

Ghost of Tsushima Release Date

Paris Games Week in 2017 was the first time we saw Ghost of Tshushima, Sucker Punch's latest game after the Infamous series. It wasn't until E3 2018 that we got a good look at some Ghost of Tsushima gameplay, which you can see for yourself just below.

Despite the lengthy gameplay demo, we still don't have a release window, let alone a release date, for Ghost of Tsushima at this point in time. We can only speculate about a potential release date in 2019 or 2020, as the game still appears to be well within the middle of development.

Ghost of Tsushima E3 2018 Gameplay

At Sony's E3 2018 presentation, Ghost of Tsushima was one of the major titles shown off. The game was introduced via a live performance of traditional Japanese music, in what ended up being a bit of a stunted show overall.

After this, there was just under ten minutes in total of Ghost of Tsushima gameplay, which shows the main character fighting off the Mongol invasion force. There's a climactic boss battle of sorts right at the very end, and there will also be climbing sections in the samurai game.

In the aftermath of the gameplay reveal for Ghost of Tsushima over the course of E3 2018, gameplay director Nate Fox spoke to Kotaku about the upcoming samurai action game. Fox revealed that he was relieved that Assassin's Creed didn't steal their game's thunder by going to Japan first, and that the team is taking inspiration from Akira Kurosawa films like 13 Assassins, as well as the real life island off the coast of Japan, where the actual game takes place.

Ghost of Tsushima Trailer

You can see the debut trailer for Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima above in this page, which is mainly a teaser trailer for the game. However the description of the trailer gives more away, reading "The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan-until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima."

In Ghost of Tsushima, you're going to playing as the last surviving samurai warrior called Jyn on the island of Tsushima. We're going to waging a war single handedly against the invading Mongol forces, all while "forging a new way to fight", according to the description for the reveal trailer.

But despite this historically accurate setting for Ghost of Tsushima, art director Jason Connell later revealed that the historical setting was going to be more of a "jumping off point". Sucker Punch are going to tell their own original story in the game, using the Mongol Invasion of Japan as a jumping off point.

We were shown more of the game during E3 2018, where a new trailer was revealed. It gave a ton of new details about the game, including the fact that you can traverse the huge open world on horseback. Combat was shown off, and looks to be fast-paced, sword-based action. There were also stealth segments shown where the two characters in the trailer rescued an ally from a temple.

Ghost of Tsushima Japanese Audio Option

As first reported by our sister site Eurogamer, Sucker Punch revealed at E3 2018 that there would be a Japanese audio option for Ghost of Tsushima. This means that you can play the entire game with a Japanese voice cast, along with English subtitles. Although "the details are still being worked on", according to Eurogamer, we should likely expect the Japanese audio option to be available when Ghost of Tsushima eventually launches.

This is all part of Ghost of Tsushima's bid to give players an accurate representation of historical Japan. Although the Mongol Invasion is just a jumping off point for an entirely original storyline, Sucker Punch still want to be able to immerse players in Japan, hence the additional of the native audio option for the game.

Ghost of Tsushima Pre-Order

If you want to reserve your copy of Ghost of Tsushima already, then you might want to click here, to place your pre-order for Sucker Punch's upcoming samurai action game.

We might be all wrapped up with this collective guide to everything we know about Ghost of Tsushima, but make sure to keep this page bookmarked, as we'll be updating it with any new information that either Sony or Sucker Punch announce about the upcoming game.

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  • Avatar for jimtepedinojr.44 #1 jimtepedinojr.44 11 days ago
    Release date was supposed to be part of this guide...within first paragraph says still a ways off and then proceeds to say they don’t even know the release date. Thanks for the update .
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