Ghost of Tsushima's development has been rooted in a search for authenticity in everything from cultural customs to artistic compositions. And if you're a fan of the latter, you want to see this.
"Ghost of Tsushima’s style began with reference trips, thousands of photos, research, watching movies… you name it. It also meant obsessing over the work of artists that pioneered various styles in the samurai genre. Ghost of Tsushima’s setting is meant to transport you and leave an impression upon you with movement, color, and simple compositions", Sucker Punch wrote.
Looking to double down on the lone samurai fantasy feel that Ghost of Tsushima emanates with, the studio hired famous manga artist of Afro Samurai fame, Takashi Okazaki, to give his vision of the story.
The resulting posters read like comics but are symbolically divided into four stages of how Jin becomes the Ghost. It's like Four Seasons, except cooler, sorry Viv.
Everything from Ghost of Tsushima's map orientation system, i.e. the wind, to his most destructive moments - Okazaki ensured it's all in there.
"Even before I was offered the opportunity to collaborate, Ghost of Tsushima was something that captured my heart. I love “Gekiga” style mangas, and Ghost of Tsushima had a similar vibe to it. I took some inspiration from this, and took on the challenge of incorporating it into my work which I hope you’ll enjoy", he said.
You can find full-sized panels over at the PlayStation Blog , where you can find instructions if you want to try your luck in getting physical Ghost of Tsushima prints. You can learn more about the stealth-and-action distinction here .
Ghost of Tsushima launches on July 17, 2020, as PlayStation 4 exclusive.