It’s been only a few months since the release of Ghost of Tsushima, but the craze is on par. This lovely scenic adventure game has thrilled our lives. It manages to take you to the feudal Japan. In addition to the exciting tasks, the game has now announced a few updates and revealed new ‘Legends’.
About Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game. It is played from a third-person perspective. Players can directly confront the enemies using their weapons.
The game is set in Japan’s Tsushima Island, in late 13th century setting. It has beautiful regions such as shrines, forests, villages and mountains. The story is based on true historical events of 13th century Japan.
Source: The Tech Game
The protagonist of the game is Jin Sakai. He is a samurai and head of Sakai clan. The villain in the story is Khotun Khan of Mongol Empire. Khotun is the grandson of Genghis Khan. He tries to invade Tsushima. Jin Sakai, along with other samurais battles Khotun but, he gets defeated.
Subsequently, Jin realizes that he cannot fight Khotun alone. So, he tours the island to recruit allies. After a long chase and battle, Khotun dies. To pay respect, locales start calling Jin “The Ghost”.
#GhostOfTsushima is now available WORLDWIDE!
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— Ghost of Tsushima OUT NOW (@SuckerPunchProd) July 17, 2020
However, Jin is summoned by Lord Shimura. He tells Jin that Shogun considers Jin as threat to Tsushima. Hence, Jin is ordered to be executed. Lord Shimura and Jin gets in a fight which is won by Jin. Now, Jin has the option to either spare Lord Shimura or kill him. Regardless, he has to live as a wanted man, known as The Ghost of Tsushima.
Development and Reception of The Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima is developed by Sucker Punch Developers. It is produced by Brian Fleming. Certainly, to maintain the cultural significance, the developers took guidance from cultural experts. In addition, the audio team even went to Japan to capture and record different sounds. The developers also consulted historical sword-fighting expert David Ishimaru. He helped in creating a historically-based foundation for the game.
That’s Ghost of Tsushima platinumed.
What a curtain call for the PS4. It’s been a long time since I’ve been truly captivated by a game’s world, story and gameplay. It’s honestly become one of my favourite games of all time.
Absolutely phenomenal work @SuckerPunchProd. pic.twitter.com/PvgUZ3I6Uo
— Crashpunk (@Crashpunk25) September 15, 2020
The Ghost of Tsushima received mix reviews. The art and sound effects of the game were highly praised. This game is said to have the most beautiful and attractive background. It also ranked top on the download charts in many countries.
Updates in The Ghost of Tsushima
The game was released on PlayStation 4 in July 2020. Initially, there were four editions with different items and abilities. In addition, Sucker Punch announced a new multiplayer expansion named “Ghost of Tsushima: Legends”. This new game includes new supernatural elements based on Japan’s folk culture and mythology.
A Ghost of Tsushima art book has revealed new details about the upcoming ‘Legends’ co-op mode, which is set to arrive this Fall. https://t.co/YsWwuuE65M pic.twitter.com/nRO21H260d
— IGN (@IGN) September 14, 2020
Darren Bridges from Sucker Punch said, “Legends is an entirely new experience. It’s a separate mode that doesn’t follow Jin or the companions from his journey. Instead it focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima.” He said that unlike Ghost of Tsushima, Legends is haunting. The locations and enemies are inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology. Also, Legends emphasizes on co-operative combat and action.
The development of Legends was announced in August 2020 and is scheduled to release by the end of this year.
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