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Ghost of Tsushima gameplay trailer is like real life Samurai Jack

Published: 13:00, 12 June 2018
Updated: 12:55, 24 September 2018
Sucker Punch Productions
A horseman with a bow in front of pagoda in Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima

Forgive me if my crude attempt at a pacing comparison is inept but Ghost of Tsushima's seamless transitions from serenity of immersive and gorgeous surroundings to brutal and fast paced swordplay immediately made me think of good ol' Jack.

That's as far as Jack comparisons go though, because Ghost of Tsushima is a whole 'nother pair of boots. The game is set in 1274, when Mongol Empire sets its sights on the Japanese island of Tsushima and practically eradicates whatever samurai they find.

Players assume the role of Jin Sakai, one of the last survivors of noble samurai, pioneering the way of The Ghost, a set of deadly fighting techniques. With them, he's set to fight back the horde and the usual epic proportion stuff.

And epic it is, because Ghost of Tsushima seems to offer some of the most gorgeous visuals on any platform. The scenes shown in the trailer have been crafted to perfection and the moods flow one into another in a sort of a visual symphony of sights and sounds.

The island of Tsushima has vast, sublime grasslands, claustrophobic forests and my personal favourite - the crimson autumn fighting at sunset. The framing of the scene and combat are just so inviting that I can't stop rewinding it, so good job there Sucker Punch. 

Ghost of Tsushima seems to have a stealth component as well, which would seem natural for this sort of gameplay. Now that I think of it, could this be Tenchu's rightful spiritual successor we've seen many clamour for lately?

It sure looks the part and most critics seem to agree, even if the comparison is a bit unfair to Ghost of Tsushima when it comes to graphics. In case you could use a reminder, I know I did, here it is.

Acquire A ninja standing in a Japanese style house surrounded by bodies Oh Tenchu, how old you've gotten

Anyway, Sucker Punch and Sony delivered the trailer during Sony's E3 2018 presentation, although we've yet to learn actual launch date. What we can be certain of is that we'll be keeping our eyes out for more katana wielding tidbits on Ghost of Tsushima. You can check out more screens below.

Sucker Punch Productions A man leading a horse across a field in Ghost of Tsushima Ghost of Tsushima

Sucker Punch Productions A samurai and bowman standing in sunset in Ghost of Tsushima Ghost of Tsushima

Sucker Punch Productions A samurai sneaking up behind a guard in Ghost of Tsushima Ghost of Tsushima

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