PlayStation fans knew to expect Ghost of Tsushima at Sony's E3 2018 press conference, but those expectations didn't make the trailer that Sucker Punch Productions showed any less impressive. The Washington-based developer showed fans that they've been hard at work during the past four years and that development is going well on the PlayStation 4 exclusive. The latest video starred the game's protagonist Jin, who is the island of Tsushima's "only hope against the ruthless Khan and his vicious empire."
Originally revealed at last year's Paris Games Week press conference, Ghost of Tsushima is a brand new property from Sucker Punch Productions. The first-party Sony studio is best known for their work on the Sly Cooper and inFAMOUS series, and the developer most recently released inFAMOUS Second Son and inFAMOUS First Light back in 2014. Now, they're back with something drastically different from their past titles, although the open world structure and stealth mechanics can be traced back to their work on inFAMOUS and Sly Cooper, respectively.
The new Ghost of Tsushima trailer (seen above) released during Sony's E3 2018 press conference today. Set in 1274, Ghost of Tsushima puts the player in the role as a samurai that survives an attack from the Mongol Empire. Sucker Punch has said that players will have to resort to less than honorable actions in order to overcome the enemy, as they battle for Japan's freedom.
The gameplay in Ghost of Tsushima looks absolutely phenomenal, and it's easily one of the most visually impressive games on PlayStation 4. Considering Sucker Punch's work on InFAMOUS Second Son this feat isn't particularly surprising, but it's hard not to watch the nearly nine minutes of gameplay and not be impressed by the versatile action. The combat looks incredibly fluid, and while there's been several ninja games shown off at E3 this year, none look quite as thrilling as what Sony has to offer.
The new footage was a fantastic way for Sony to continue their E3 2018 showcase, and the game has quickly become one of 2019's most highly anticipated releases. Time will tell whether or not the studio can fulfill all of the promise that the early gameplay shows, but it's clear that Sucker Punch is onto something with what they've been working on. The combination of stealth and action looks incredibly satisfying, and it should lead to some amazing encounters.