Thursday, May 14, 2020

State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima Showcase

Sucker Punch invites you to an extended look at Ghost of Tsushima gameplay in latest State of Play episode.

After getting postponed for a month in favor of highly-anticipated Naughty Dog title The Last of Us Part II back in April, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima is now all set to release on July 17, 2020.

In recent State of Play broadcast premiered on Twitch and YouTube, developer Sucker Punch Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed brand-new footage of Tsushima that showcases new gameplay aspects.

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State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima Showcase

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In an extended video, Sucker Punch highlights exploration, combat, customization and more of Tsushima.




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During an in-depth gameplay presentation, players are given a detailed look into immersive exploration system of Tsushima. You can navigate through its open-world with help from "Guiding Wind" mechanics to visit new locations.

Call upon a gust of wind to get direction before hopping onto your trusty horse and heading to your next story cinematic or some sword-fighting. Often time you can pick visual cues from odd shaped trees, smokestacks or wandering animals.

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These signs will usually lead you to where rare collectible items are or to hidden shrines across the island to earn charms. Once a place is visited, you can return back using fast travel and yes, you can surely pet the fox that guided you there.

There are resources within your surroundings that will help you customize samurai Jin Sakai. Some role-playing elements allow you to make mechanical improvement that suits your protagonist character and define a gameplay style.

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When it comes to combat, Sakai can either fight like an honorable samurai who would directly confront his enemies or becomes a Ghost to strike fear into the hearts of Mongol invaders and decimate them with ruthless efficiency.

Aside from scoring precised one-shot kills, you can also rely on parrying sometimes or use smoke bombs to distract enemies. Use combat skills or implement stealth to gain an upper hand when going against a group of adversaries.

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Armor customization has an emphasis on your playstyle as well since certain attire will give you advantages on varying degrees. Collecting more charms and technique points are a way to upgrade skills of a samurai into a legendary Ghost.

Sucker Punch added new photo and video mode for people who would love to get creative in capturing a frame or recording a reel in-game. Players can easily make their own Samurai flick or awesome posters with tons of editing tools.

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Ghost of Tsushima features an option to turn on Japanese voice tracks with subtitles from very beginning for an authentic experience. Dev team has apparently focused an awful lot on providing players more cinematic feel in overall.

Paying homage to classic Japanese films in newly introduced "Samurai Cinema" mode, Sucker Punch lets you enjoy an entire playthrough in black-and-white visual style that adds a grainy shade of monochrome overlay for a dramatic vibe.

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Tsushima seems a lot like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in comparison and its gameplay seems inspired from Assassin's Creed series. However, Sucker Punch's latest IP doesn't fail to shine when it comes to aesthetic and graphical prowess.

Ghost of Tsushima is the last PlayStation 4-exclusive to release for current generation of Sony consoles. At this point, developers refuse to disclose whether they will be launching a PlayStation 5 version of the game anytime soon.