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Ghost of Tsushima Gameplay, Story Details Revealed

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Aug 25, 2020
Sony and Sucker Punch have finally revealed more about Ghost of Tsushima, the upcoming PS4 exclusive, which tells the story of Jin Sakai (voiced by actor Daisuke Tsuji) during the first Mongol invasion. Thanks to a new Tsushima-focused State of Play, we now know a lot more about the next game from the Infamous and Sly Cooper developers. Read on for all the latest we've learned about Ghost of Tsushima's story, world, and gameplay. This story will be updated throughout the State of Play. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=ghost-of-tsushima-gameplay-screenshots-state-of-play&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"]
Exploring Tsushima

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  • Use the "Guiding Wind" to navigate the open world - picking spots on Ghost of Tsushima's menu map will lead to an in-game wind appearing as you play. Players can then follow those winds to that location, a
  • Players have a horse they can call as needed. It is unclear when this is unlocked in the game.
  • Bamboo and Yew-Wood can be picked as a resource in the environment.
  • Locations include: Kashine Hills, Yagata Forest and Farmstead
  • A Mongol controlled farm is shown with objectives, like rescuing hostages.
  • In the new Tsushima demo, the protagonist Jin Sakai comes across a person by a campfire who warns him of spirits in the forest.
  • Jin can stop and investigate points of interest, like abandoned homes.
  • Foxes will guide Jin to shrines around the island of Tsushima, at which Jin can honor those shrines. Doing so earns Jin upgrades, like a new Minor Charm slot.
  • Once discovering a key spot, players can fast travel.
Combat, Stealth Gameplay

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  • Jin can challenge enemies to a standoff in the environment.
  • Combat shown near a shipyard shows Jin using only a single slice to fell each enemy.
  • "Every strike must count,"
  • Players can parry enemies, and doing so at the last possible moment will open them up to attacks.
  • Change combat stances to inflict the most damage on enemies.
  • The same shipyard combat sequence is shown as a stealthy option. Jin uses distractions to silently sneak up on enemies as the titular Ghost.
  • Distractions include firecrackers, which Jin can use to lure enemies out of hiding and assassinate them. If quickly enough, Jin can assassinate multiple enemies before being spotted.
  • Smoke bombs can be used to avoid attacks and evade enemies who spot Jin.
  • Kunai can be used for quick kills.
  • The Mongols will "learn to fear the Ghost" and may even attempt flee Jin's stealthier actions, which players can use to their advantage.
  • Jin's grappling hook can be used to swing across gaps or climb up ledges.
  • An environmental attack is shown, as Jin uses the Mongol's own weapons as an explosive, destroying their cache and eventually decimating the shipyard.
Character Customization

  • Jin can be customized with various armor, which gives different mechanical advantages. It is not just cosmetic.
  • Players will discover charms that give Jin different benefits.
  • Players can choose the techniques with skill points they wish to give Jin and customize his attack strategy depending on their playstyle.
Photo Mode

  • Ghost of Tsushima's photo mode allows players to control the wind and its spend in a photo or video.
  • Songs from the score can also be chosen.
  • And particle effects can be changed out to let players choose different scenes.
  • Players can collect flowers to change the color of armor.
Voice Track, Visual Settings

  • A Japanese voice track can be chosen before players even begin the adventure.
  • A black-and-white, film grain mode can be turned on from the beginning of the game to emulate classic samurai films.
Ghost of Tsushima Platforms and Release Date

Ghost of Tsushima has a release date of July 17, 2020. As for platforms it will be playable on, Ghost of Tsushima is a PlayStation Exclusive and will only be available on the PS4 at launch. [poilib element="accentDivider"]

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