GhostWire: Tokyo is bound to be a pretty intriguing PS5 exclusive, not least because it’s being developed by Bethesda, which is owned by Microsoft.
The game will give players the chance to explore a version of Tokyo overrun by deadly supernatural forces brought in by an occultist. This may sound miserable, but players will be joined by a powerful spectral entity on their quest for revenge. They will also have a powerful arsenal of abilities at their disposal when it comes to unraveling the dark truth behind the disappearance of the population of Tokyo.
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The studio behind GhostWire, Tango Gameworks, gained their fame thanks to The Evil Within and The Evil Within 2. Both of these horror games are pretty good, so it’s exciting to see the developer tackle some more action-packed ones.
We’ve compiled what we know about GhostWire: Tokyo below.
GhostWire: Tokyo release date
GhostWire: Tokyo does not have a definitive release date, but it is expected to arrive in 2022.
The latest trailer is set for a spring release, but in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, those release dates don’t feel as static as they used to.
GhostWire: Tokyo’s latest trailer
During PlayStation Showcase 2021, Sony unveiled a new Ghostwire: Tokyo trailer that provides more information about the first-person shooter, the main character, and the strange world being built.
GhostWire: News from Tokyo
GhostWire: Tokyo will supposedly diverge from what Tango Gameworks is currently known for with The Evil Within series. You will play in first person using a series of gestures to activate your spells. GhostWire: Tokyo combat director Shinichiro Hara says it’s like magic meets martial arts.
Hara wants the player to feel powerful when playing the game, not like the glass cannon that magic users often represent. Spells, acrobatics, exorcism, it should all be combined into an interesting power fantasy.
Since Hara worked on the combat in Doom 2016, especially the aggressive nature and Glory Kills, she brings that same spirit to GhostWire: Tokyo. Instead of having to go straight into the face of enemies, you can initiate these kill-for-glory moves from afar. When enemies are properly debuffed, they’ll expose a core that you can rip out with spirit wires (perhaps where the name “GhostWire” comes from?).
Even though Microsoft bought ZeniMax (and thus acquired Bethesda and its subsidiaries), GhostWire: Tokyo is still planned as a timed PS5 exclusive. When the exclusivity of the year ends, you will probably also find the game on Game Pass.
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