Ghost of Tsushima Pays Tribute to Other PlayStation Studios With In-Game Easter Eggs
Sucker Punch leaves some easter eggs in Ghost of Tsushima to pay their respects to other PlayStation studios.
It’s been almost a week now since Ghost of Tsushima launched on 17 July and players seemingly just can’t get enough of its beautiful world featuring the legendary samurai, Jin Sakai. Everywhere you look on social media you’ll notice a heck of a lot of screenshots being shared by players as they explore its deep and captivating environments. After such an emotionally heavy game like The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima offers players a more relaxed and mindful experience where they can explore at will. Gaming studios supporting other gaming studios is something we love to see and Sucker Punch is no different as they place a few easter eggs in Ghost of Tsushima as a little thank you to PlayStation’s other studios.
Ghost of Tsushima apparently takes around 20 hours to complete but of course, many players are just enjoying wandering around and basking in the game’s photo mode. If you have already finished the main story, you may have seen some references to other PlayStation studios where you spawn into after you beat the game. This is a lovely gesture from the devs at Sucker Punch Productions to show their respect and support to other incredible video games. Before I give away what each easter egg represents, check out the in-game screenshot below and see if you can name them all without cheating. You can then check if you’re right under the picture!
- Car – Gran Turismo
- Tallneck – Horizon Zero Dawn
- Ratchet/Lombax – Ratchet & Clank
- Motorcycle – Days Gone
- Colossus – Shadow of the Colossus
- Ax – God of War
- Guitar – The Last of Us
- Brush – Concrete Genie
- Ludens / Kojima Logo – Death Stranding
- Paper “L” – London Studio
- Bat – MLB The Show
- Imp – Dreams
So, how many did you get without looking at the answers? Are there any other PlayStation studios you think should have been included and what one is your favorite? Apparently, there is also an Infamous Second Son easter egg with one of the headbands in the game so keep a lookout for that since it is also one of Sucker Punch’s previously released titles.
While I have you here, check out Japanese artist Takashi Okazaki who collaborated with Ghost of Tsushima to produce manga-style posters. More recently Chris Hawtin, who is a graphic designer, put together an incredible Ghost of Tsushima motion poster showing off the game’s protagonist, Jin Sakai, holding a mask while leaves fall in a striking black and white color scheme. To accompany the stunning visuals in Ghost of Tsushima. the soundtrack to the game has arrived digitally and physically at launch. The physical edition is available currently as a two-disc edition with a vinyl edition featuring “The Way of the Ghost (feat. Clare Uchima).” being available later down the line. If you fancy seeing Daisuke Tsuji, the actor who voiced the protagonist Jin Sakai’s reaction to seeing his own butt in the game, check that stellar piece of footage out right here. It’s cracking.
Also, Sucker Punch recently confirmed that they have some other plans for their next-title before starting the work on Ghost of Tsushima. Now, the new leaks have revealed that the canceled project was named Prophecy, and only yesterday we heard that The Nagasaki Prefecture and Tsushima Island tourism association have partnered with Ghost of Tsushima developer Sucker Punch Productions. Ghost of Tsushima topped the weekly UK sales chart for this past week and easily overtook Paper Mario: The Origami King. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Ghost of Tsushima sold at a rate four times higher compared to that of Paper Mario: The Origami King, which came in second place for the week, showing that there wasn’t much competition between the two titles.
Ghost of Tsushima is available to play right now and it a PS4 exclusive. If you want to order the game for yourself and see what all the fuss is about, you can do so through Amazon,