Sucker Punch reveals a sprawling, open-world samurai game set in feudal Japan
Sucker Punch Productions, for the last few years, was building a game we’ve wanted for so long to be able to play, It’s called “Ghost of Tsushima” and is a sprawling samurai open-world game.
“I’ve been a fan of samurai comics since 5th grade, from Lone Wolf and Cub to Usagi Yojimbo. The types of characters, landscapes, betrayal, and sacrifice in those stories are a rich vein ready to be translated into a video game. The artists and engineers at Sucker Punch have brought this world to life on PlayStation 4, from tall grass blowing in the wind to the call of a far-off crane, we want to make it feel real. All of what’s shown in our debut trailer was captured in our game engine, that’s the interactive world we’re painstakingly crafting together, that’s the world we’re going to set on fire,” Creative Director Nate Fox wrote about the game on PlayStation blog.
The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan—until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back.
But honourable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting—the way of the Ghost—as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.
The trailer has been released and the release date is yet to be announced.