At Paris Games Week earlier this week Sony and Sucker Punch unveiled their brand new game, Ghost of Tsushima, an open-world samurai game that the developers have always wanted to make.
In a post over on the PlayStation Blog, Sucker Punch Game Director Nate Fox explained the process behind creating the game, asking why hasn’t anyone made an open-world samurai game yet? He also teased some of the things players could find themselves doing in the game too.
“Seriously, how come no one has made a sprawling samurai open-world game yet? Feudal Japan is beautiful; from the swaying bamboo forests to the ornate castles, it’s a place that demands to be explored,” he pondered. “Don’t you want to wear a suit of samurai armor? Wouldn’t you like to fire a six-foot-tall samurai long bow? Want to journey across a lush countryside with a katana on your hip? For me, the answer is clearly ‘yes, yes please.'”
So what is Ghost of Tsushima? Well it looks to be a game heavily inspired by Feudal Japan, namely during 1274 when the Mongol Army invaded Japan. The developers have been hard at work to recreate some of the stunning environments and landscapes of the time, and it sounds like it’s going to be pretty damn spectacular.
In terms of plot, players will be taking the role of a “battered samurai” fighting back against this massive army. In the trailer for the game, which you can see below, the leader of the Mongols is trying to intimidate our hero, though clearly he isn’t phased.
“We’re excited to finally be able to talk about the game and look forward to sharing more in the coming months,” he teased. “Keeping it a secret for so long has been painful. The trailer is the perfect way to share with the world what we’ve been dying to play for so many years—fighting back invaders in feudal Japan, mastering the katana and building your legend as ‘the Ghost.'”
Check out the trailer below: