Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks have revealed debut gameplay for Ghostwire: Tokyo alongside confirming new release platforms.
From the PlayStation Blog we know the game takes place in a Tokyo where 99% of the city’s population has vanished, after an “occult event.” What’s more, the main character’s own supernatural abilities begin to awaken.
Upgrading your powers, you fight off The Visitors, the evil spirits inspired by Japanese folklore. You can find several of these beasts below.
“Amewarashi: This entity manifests as a young child in a yellow raincoat. Derived from the powerful emotions of sadness caused by being separated from his parents, as well as his innocent yet mischievous spirit, this Visitor will call for help and bring forth fellow spirit when it feels threatened.
Shiromuku: Shiromuku is a traditional type of pure white wedding kimono, and though she may appear to be a bride, this Visitor is actually a physical manifestation of powerful emotions. This Visitor represents regret and strong feelings for a partner she was never able to marry.
Kuchisake: Inspired by an actual urban legend, the Kuchisake-onna is a strong and agile opponent, capable of closing distances quickly to get at you with her large scissor blades. Be careful if she asks you if you find her attractive; there are no right answers there.
Each spirit will have its own attack styles and weaknesses, so you’ll need to combine your abilities in different ways to suit each unique combat encounter.”
In addition to The Visitors are a strange group wearing Hannya masks, who are shrouded in mystery.
Game Director Kenji Kimura expressed his excitement of utilizing the PlayStation 5’s 3D Audio.
“We’re particularly excited by the possibility of players experiencing our modern, yet Visitor-filled city with 3D sound. This version of Tokyo is not a version you’ve ever seen or heard before. In Ghostwire: Tokyo, you’ll hear and encounter sounds that you normally would not hear in the city in real life. Our hope is that with the 3D sound, you will feel compelled to seek out and identify what is causing those sounds you hear.”
In addition, due to the player’s powers being related to hand gestures, the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers come into play.
You can find the new gameplay trailer below:
Ghostwire: Tokyo launches 2021 for Windows PC, and PlayStation 5.