Ghost of Tsushima Gets a Stunning Gameplay Trailer Styled After Classic Japanese Cinema

The recent Ghost of Tsushima gameplay and story trailer looks straight out of a Kurosawa film, filled with beautifully styled action and cinematic style.

July 11, 2020

The Ghost of Tsushima official Japanese Twitter account released a brand new gameplay trailer for the upcoming action title from Sucker Punch Productions. The trailer is an impressive visual work styled around old school Japanese cinema, complete with that classic font for the kanji seen in any Akira Kurosawa movie, as well as the film imperfections that show up as those lines you see in old films:

As the launch of the game approached, it would be prudent of players to free up some space on their PS4’s hard drive. Ghost of Tsushima will require players to have a minimum of 50GB available space to start playing. There’s also the fact that it could need even more space on launch day if there’s a day one patch. You can start preloading the game now ahead of its launch.


In an interview with IGN, Game Director Nate Fox talked about the game’s difficulty and stated that “We are trying to make a grounded game in that sense, so a couple blows from the enemy will kill you,” Fox said. “We watched samurai movies and people go down with one or two strikes, and that is embedded inside of the combat. Beating the Mongols in battle will be hard, but it’s that challenge that makes it feel alive and the victory rewarding. You can’t just run into a camp and fight 5 people at the same time, you will get overwhelmed and die.” Although later, we also found out that you can change these settings to suit your own playstyle better so if you don’t enjoy getting your ass kicked hard, you can do something about it.

You can also check out Chris Hawtin who has put together an incredible Ghost of Tsushima motion poster that director Akira Kurosawa would be proud of, as well as this incredible Ghost of Tsushima inspired PlayStation 4 by XboxPope. Famed Japanese artist Takashi Okazaki, the creator of the Afro Samurai manga, recently collaborated with Ghost of Tsushima to produce some gorgeous manga-style posters.

Ghost of Tsushima is slated to launch on July 17th, 2020, and will be a PS4 exclusive. If you want to pre-order the game through Amazon, you can do so here. You can also prepare for the launch by checking out this editorial on the five Samurai movies to watch before it releases.

Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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