Sucker Punch Announces Open World Action-Adventure Game “Ghost of Tsushima”

Sucker Punch Productions (inFAMOUS, Sly Cooper) and Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced Ghost of Tsushima.

The new open-world action-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Sucker Punch’s Nate Fox:


Is there a game that you always wished someone would make, but they never did? Well, that’s what we’ve been doing here at Sucker Punch for the last few years—building the game we’ve wanted for so long to be able to play.

It’s called Ghost of Tsushima.

Seriously, how come no one has made a sprawling samurai open-world game yet? Feudal Japan is beautiful; from the swaying bamboo forests to the ornate castles, it’s a place that demands to be explored.  Don’t you want to wear a suit of samurai armor? Wouldn’t you like to fire a six-foot-tall samurai long bow?  Want to journey across a lush countryside with a katana on your hip?  For me, the answer is clearly “yes, yes please.”

I’ve been a fan of samurai comics since 5th grade, from Lone Wolf and Cub to Usagi Yojimbo. The types of characters, landscapes, betrayal, and sacrifice in those stories are a rich vein ready to be translated into a videogame. The artists and engineers here at Sucker Punch have brought this world to life on PlayStation 4, from tall grass blowing in the wind to the call of a far off crane, we want to make it feel real.  All of what’s shown in our debut trailer was captured in our game engine, that’s the interactive world we’re painstakingly crafting together, that’s the world we’re going to set on fire.

In 1274, the Mongol army invaded Japan, their first stop: Tsushima Island.  In Ghost of Tsushima, you play as a battered samurai, fighting back against overwhelming odds.  In the trailer, you see the leader of the Mongols, a guy I would describe as an “uncomfortably reasonable killer” trying to intimidate our hero.  It’s all there, right in that little scene.  The power and confidence of the Mongol Empire coming face to face with pure, lethal, samurai determination.

We’re excited to finally be able to talk about the game and look forward to sharing more in the coming months. Keeping it a secret for so long has been painful.  The trailer is the perfect way to share with the world what we’ve been dying to play for so many years—fighting back invaders in feudal Japan, mastering the katana and building your legend as “the Ghost.”

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  • Anon_Amous

    *teleports behind you and gets cancer*

  • Cy

    Seems like it could be cool. Hopefully it doesn’t take three years to come out, like most Sony reveals do.

  • Mr0303

    Reminds me of Shinobido. I didn’t expect to see a game like this from Sucker Punch, but it could be interesting.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    It looks pretty, but I wonder how it’ll play. Hopefully it has a moonspeak dub.

  • Mechonis

    Literally the only good thing they showed

  • MusouTensei

    A japan themed game by a western dev, yeah I won’t hold my breath.

  • porkbun

    It’s gonna be the Hollywood interpretation of Japan isn’t it. Full of stereotypes and inaccuracies.

  • Some weird contrast between the 13th century setting and the very slick, modern logo plus Inception horns.

  • Kiryu

    Most probably.

  • catazxy

    It has potential, but its gonna be open-world and I kinda had enough of those…

  • SevTheBear

    I enjoyed their Infamous games. So I look forward to see what they have to offer with this :)

  • SevTheBear

    I look forward to see what they do with setting + something new they haven’t done before. More japan sounds good to me.

  • Mr0303

    Sucker Punch are one of the better Sony first party studios and they do provide fun gameplay. They did work on the Sly series, so they may have some affinity towards stealth. I’ll have to see how it plays to see if this is for me.

  • SevTheBear

    Ah yeah, it would be awesome with a mix of stealth and action. I think they can pull it of. But as you say, we will have to wait and see

  • [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™

    Unlike the negative weebs who think it’s going to be Hollywood interpretation or being made by a Western dev is a bad thing, I don’t think they’ll be fully ignorant on Japanese culture and whatnot. I have high expectations since Sucker Punch is like one of the best Sony studios, hope to see some stealth mechanics in this. SP make the most enjoyable games with great gameplay such as Sly Cooper and Infamous. However what kinda kills it for me is that it’s Open World and had enough of those, time and time again many OW games are just open with little to nothing to do.

  • James Hewitson

    Ugh enough with the open world games already im sick of them, this industry has become obsessed with open world its getting ridiculous.

  • loop

    hmmm… NO

  • Travis Touchdown

    And lesbians.

  • John Smith

    Trans non-binary samurai of color that battles against the patriarchal ideas of the racist white mongols

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Die weebs!

  • RPG

    Sucker Punch, you have my attention.

  • ProxyDoug

    “Seriously, how come no one has made a sprawling samurai open-world game yet?”
    Isn’t that Way of The Samurai?

  • Leandro Teixeira

    >>”Seriously, how come no one has made a sprawling samurai open-world game yet?”
    So this doesn’t count ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/12/Ryu_ga_Gotoku_Kenzan%21_cover.png
    or this?
    https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/32/327664/2953229-4232687308-%24_58..JPG

  • Varg Wetterskog

    Are you crazy? All I’ve ever wanted for the past 2 years is Witcher 3 set in Japan.

  • Neojames82

    Hey nothing is wrong with Japanese lesbians. I just saw some great ones last night. :3

  • Travis Touchdown

    >Saw
    >Not had sex with

    Cuck.

  • Neojames82

    Umm, no. How about you go fuck off, Nintendo fanfag.