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Ghost Of Tsushima Release Date Is Reportedly Targeting 2019

Sucker Punch Productions is keeping mum on a Ghost of Tsushima release date, but according to a presentation by Sony for shareholders, the game is coming out in 2019. Ghost of Tsushima is expected to be one of the last major PlayStation 4 exclusives, joining the likes of Death Stranding and The Last of Us Part 2. However, up until now it was presumed the samurai-’em-up would not be released until 2020, leading to extensive speculation that it might be a PS5 title (it still very well could be).

Ghost Of Tsushima Release Date Rumoured

The presentation mentions “Ghost of Tsushima to be released in ’19,” which leave little to the imagination. However, it’s still best to file this one under ‘rumour’ for the time being; Sony hasn’t announced the release date officially, so best to be safe than sorry. Still, it would be great have both Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima out this year, eh?

Ghost of Tsushima is the first project from Sucker Punch Productions since the release of 2014’s inFAMOUS: Second Son, and takes place in 1274 on Tsushima Island, during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. Players are put in control of Jin Sakai, the last samurai who must master the Way of the Ghost fighting style to push back the invaders and secure freedom and independence for Japan.

The game takes place from a third-person perspective, and features an open-world for players to freely explore, with little in the way of guidance. Jin’s fighting style encourages players to utilise stealth against enemies, hence the game’s title. However, you can still get up close and personal with your katana and engage in bloody sword fights if you fancy a change of pace.

The team is among for authenticity, and as such is allowing players to switch to Japanese dialogue with English subtitles. In terms of inspiration, Sucker Punch looked to Japanese samurai cinema, such as Seven Samurai, Sanjuro and more.

Stay tuned for more updates on Ghost of Tsushima as we get them.

Source: Reddit

  • Honomaru

    Michael Harradence, I feel like I have quite literally grown up with you on this website. PSU has been and always will be my primary gaming news source for Playstation news.

    From the age 14 to almost 30, I have been fondly watching the site grow steadily into what it is today. It almost brings tears to my eyes when I think about it now.

    But what literally does bring tears is watching you that whole time attempt to shoehorn “______-em-up” at the end of every living video game known to man as if it is a thing!

    To be fair, I have given you 15 years to worth of tries to make it stick. I feel ‘Samurai-Em-Up’ is as good a place as any to slap a bow on this cringe. I do not want to know what is worse than ‘Samurai-Em-Up’.

    Time to finally let it rest, friend.

    (Sidenote: LONG LIVE PSU!)

    • J.j. Barrington

      “Samurai-em-up” makes me want to slap someone.

      • Honomaru

        I would literally let you slap me if I said it.

        • J.j. Barrington

          I’d slap myself for hearing it after slapping you.