Although Sucker Punch and Sony have not confirmed the release date of Ghost of Tsushima, it has seemingly been leaked by a Swedish retailer. The expected date of release is 30 August 2019. Many people are wary though, as retailers sometimes put a placeholder for a specific game that does not have a release date just of yet, in order to have stock for when it hits the shelves. The post has also since been taken down, which could mean Ghost of Tsushima‘s release date is still unknown.
As seen from the trailer, which was published in 2017, the game is set in the year 1274 on the island of Tsushima; a land still protected by legendary samurai warriors. Players take control over a samurai named Jhin, and fight back against the Mongol Empire, led by Kublai Khan. The Mongol Empire invade the island, taking control of some villages while wreaking havoc and burning others. While taking on impossible odds, Jhin wages an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.
Sucker Punch Productions together with Sony released some powerful gameplay, with the trailer released at E3 2018. This PlayStation exclusive will tell the story of historical events in an open-world setting and is a much-anticipated release. The title could be one of the most authentic samurai games to be released in modern times.
Progressing through one of The Best Games of E3 2018, from a third-person perspective, you will encounter different biomes to solve unique stories within each area. The game focuses on “skill-based” combat, where each drive of the sword, deflection of an attack or much needed dodge gives you an edge. Players will be forced to be precise in their actions. One wrong decision during combat could decide the fate of Jhin.
With the PS5 set to be released in 2020, Ghost of Tsushima could be a launch title for the new console, meaning that fans of both Sucker Punch and Sony would have to wait a couple more months for this exclusive to be released. This, however, is not necessarily a bad thing, as it allows the quality of the game to be pronounced as well as showing off the capabilities of the new PS5. With all of these uncertainties, the only thing we can do is to wait.
Are you excited for Ghost of Tsushima?