Ghost of Tsushima was announced in what we later learned was Sony's last E3 appearance - you know, the one with the flute guy - but it remains the only unreleased PlayStation 4 game from that show. Now, it has a spectacular trailer and summer 2020 release date.
By the way, the "flute guy" is actually one of few master shakuhachi flute players in the world, but it wasn't until the meme avalanche subsided that we all found out.
Anyway, Ghost of Tsushima's recent teaser announced the full trailer for The Game Awards and the day has finally arrived. You can find the trailer below in all its glory, and the "glory" is most certainly not an understatement for Sucker Punches highly anticipated samurai-slasher.
"Set aside samurai traditions and forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, as you embark on a vast open-world adventure and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima", the description reads.
Ghost of Tsushima's story can be somewhat pieced together from everything we know, but it doesn't take a literature major to see that the Ghost is not here to sell cookies. Clearly driven by revenge, there's still an aura of mystery around him, and even his origin story is ambiguous on how he got himself in this predicament.
What's certain is that the Ghost of Tsushima is keen to leave a bloody trail behind him in a spectacular fashion, and judging by the glimpses of the in-game world towards the end of the trailer - it's going to be a visually splendid journey.
Sucker Punch have been pretty good in keeping the lid on Ghost of Tsushima's development, and we can now confirm that all the rumours were false, the ones and the release ones. In other words, we were sucker-punched.