Ghost of Tsushima Gets a Dedicated State of Play Stream This Week

Ghost of Tsushima Gets a Dedicated State of Play Stream This Week

Sony's next State of Play is all about samurai.

A lot of the excitement surrounding Sony these days is swirling around impending next-gen announcements, but some big PS4 releases are just about knocking on our doors. Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima is one of those, and this week we'll get a closer look at the highly anticipated samurai-centric title.

For Sony's next State of Play stream, scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET, Ghost of Tsushima is the star of the show. There's no word on exactly how long the broadcast will be, but considering that we've only seen bits and pieces of Tsushima through trailers so far, even a few minutes of gameplay would tell us a ton about the title.

Ghost of Tsushima follows main character Jin Sakai, a lone samurai warrior tasked with defending his home island of Tsushima against Mongol invaders. Based on the real invasion of Japan by the Mongols in 1274, Sakai's faced with nigh-insurmountable odds and a difficult decision: either stand by his samurai ways in fighting the invaders, or embrace the darker path of "The Ghost."

At last year's Game Awards, Sony debuted a lengthy trailer for Ghost of Tsushima, giving us our longest look at it yet. We've seen and heard some other bits from Sucker Punch since the title's announcement in 2017, but lots of questions about how it plays and what exactly players will do in Tsushima remain. In fact, new details are so scant that OPM UK recently had to clarify that its recent stories on Tsushima were based on interviews from 2018.

Sony and Sucker Punch announced a Summer 2020 release window for Ghost of Tsushima last year, and although there's been a small delay since, that still holds true. After The Last of Us Part 2 was delayed multiple times, both for polish and due to difficulties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, its release date was shifted to June 19, 2020—Ghost of Tsushima's launch was simultaneously postponed to July 17.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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