Japanese publication Famitsu has revealed that fans of Sucker Punch Productions‘ Ghost of Tsushima have embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to repair the shrine gate on the real-life island, raising $260,000 in the process. Now that’s impressive.
Tsushima Island was hit buy a large typhoon in September 2020, which heavily damage a number of iconic landmarks including the Heisei-era Torri Gate, also known as the Watatsumi Shrine.
The crowdfunding campaign was launched by Yuichi Hirayama, one of the Shrine’s priests. The initial goal was to raise at least five million yen — about $48,000 — to restore the gate and has obviously smashed that goal.
Ghost of Tsushima was released for the PS4 back in July, and has sold over five million copies to date. You can read our review of the game here. If you’re playing the game on the PS5 via backwards compatibility, you can look forward to a near-flawless 60 FPS performance.
[Source – Reddit]