You Can Pet the Dog in Ghostwire: Tokyo

You Can Pet the Dog in Ghostwire: Tokyo

It should be a universal feature by now.

A number of Bethesda games took the stage for today's digital QuakeCon, including the upcoming Ghostwire: Tokyo, an action-horror game from Tango Gameworks. Shinji Mikami, executive producer at Tango, appeared to make one major announcement: yes, you can pet the dogs.

In a trailer aired during the broadcast, the Resident Evil 4 director affirmed that the team is working hard to make Ghostwire: Tokyo "even more cool and unique." Part of that coolness, it seems, is petting dogs on the street.

The footage is from a "work in pawgress" build of Ghostwire: Tokyo, but it's still reassuring to know that at least one dog can be petted. In what looks like a startling, sometimes horrifying rendition of Tokyo overrun by supernatural forces, we'll need some very good puppers to keep morale high. Though the trailer says pet all the dogs, both Mikami and a Bethesda blog specify one single dog. Hopefully there is a legion of pups waiting for pets, but we can't be too sure just yet.

Revealed at Bethesda's E3 2019 press conference, Ghostwire: Tokyo is a new game from Mikami's Tango Gameworks that delves into the action-adventure side of horror. Sure, there's plenty of supernatural happenings, but it seems like it's a little more focused than other games like The Evil Within.

We finally got a glimpse of gameplay earlier this year during Sony's PS5 showcase. The first-person supernatural action looks pretty cool, between all the vaguely techno-horror effects and creepy monsters roaming Tokyo. Hopefully it will be a good technical showcase for the PlayStation 5 too, if that work-in-progress pup is anything to go by. High-fidelity dogs are generation winners, after all.

Ghostwire: Tokyo is currently set for PlayStation 5 and PC sometime in 2021.

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