Posted July 14, 2020 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

Ghost of Tsushima Launch Trailer Shows Massive Mongol Invasion


PLAYSTATION and Sucker Punch Productions have today released the Ghost of Tsushima launch trailer. In the late 13th century, the Great Yuan Mongol empire sailed from Korea to the island of Tsushima to begin their assault on Japan, an invasion that would forever change that part of the world and see over 100,000 mongols killed at the hands of Japanese Samurai.

It’s an area of history that hasn’t been explored much in the west, so we’re excited to see how Sucker Punch (Infamous, Sly Cooper) portrays the Feudal period of Japan’s deep history. Ghost of Tsushima will allegedly be realistic in that a couple of direct hits with a sword will kill you, but that also means a skilled Samurai will be able to tear through Mongols without much effort, which you’re going to need to be able to do if the ships shown at the end of the Ghost of Tsushima launch trailer are anything to go by.

Click here to watch the official Ghost of Tsushima Story Trailer

Ghost of Tsushima is not a direct 1:1 re-creation of the island of Tsushima, but is instead based on the general structure of the island and inspired by locations on it as well as locations throughout the rest of Japan. Click here to read more about how Sucker Punch crafted the world of Ghost of Tsushima.

Watch the official Ghost of Tsushima launch trailer below:

 

Jin Sakai must set aside his samurai traditions and forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.

Ghost of Tsushima launches on July 17, 2020 exclusively on PlayStation 4. Make sure to check back with Rocket Chainsaw for our full review later this week, and for more information head to the official website.


David Latham

 
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?