- Aug 25, 2020
The Nagasaki Prefecture and Tsushima Island tourism associations have partnered with Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima. The Tsushima City x Ghost of Tsushima website includes a brief history of Tsushima Island and its major landmarks, many of which appear in the game. As well as grounding Tsushima's location in relation to Japan, the helpful site offers some historical context for the Mongol invasions of Japan and the Komoda Beach event, which occurs during Ghost of Tsushima's prologue. There's also a fun section which contextualizes real-life landmarks from Tsushima Island, some of which also appear in-game. The website copy rounds off with a brief primer on Tsushima's culinary culture and the activities you can expect to take part in if you do plan a visit. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/05/14/ghost-of-tsushima-gameplay-exploring-tsushima"] One section contains a quote from Sucker Punch's development team about its in-game depiction of Tsushima Island. "In GHOST OF TSUSHIMA, the world of the game takes inspiration from the actual island of Tsushima and is therefore not a blueprint of the locale but rather portrays elements taken from reality. The ambitious challenge in store for us was how much of this realistic setting should be incorporated into the game, and what kind of story we want to tell," the statement reads. Our review of Ghost of Tsushima went live last week - we scored the game a 9, calling it an "excellent action game" with a "gorgeous" open world. In other Sucker Punch news, check out this leaked vertical slice of a cancelled IP codenamed Prophecy. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.