Ghost of Tsushima's State of Play Stream Highlights Exploration, Combat, and Customization

Ghost of Tsushima's latest gameplay showing from Sucker Punch continues to verify that this game looks awesome.

May 14, 2020

Sony and Sucker Punch promised to show off a whole lot of new gameplay footage for Ghost of Tsushima today in a new episode of State of Play, and that’s exactly what happened.

The nearly 20-minute presentation started off by highlighting exploration in Ghost of Tsushima. For the first time, we were given a look at the game’s open world and how you will traverse about it. We were then shown a variety of different tasks and items that you can come into contact with as you explore the world of Tsushima. If you’re someone who likes to fill out your map with tasks and complete everything in a game, it looks like there should be plenty of content to keep you busy in Ghost of Tsushima.


From here, we then got a more extensive look at the combat from the game. Ghost of Tsushima features two prominent styles of play; one is more focused on 1v1 sword fighting, while the other is more stealth-driven and focuses on using fear tactics to get the best of your opponents. Sucker Punch gave us a fair look at both styles of play in this demo, each of which look fun in their own ways.

Customization is another major pillar of Ghost of Tsushima and Sucker Punch gave us a taste of the many outfits you can make your own iteration of Jin wear. These various outfits aren’t just simply cosmetic, either, but each piece of clothing also gives Jin different attributes to help make him more in-line with your own playstyle.

In my own estimation, by far one of the coolest aspects of Ghost of Tsushima comes with how the game pays homage to samurai films of the past. Sucker Punch has baked in some film grain options to make the game look more akin to popular samurai movies, of which Ghost of Tsushima definitely borrows quite a bit of influence. It’s a cursory feature for sure, but it’s an awesome thing to throw in just for fun.

You can watch the full presentation above if you’re interested. I highly encourage you to do so if you’re the slightest bit interested in this one. It looks like it’s shaping up quite nicely.

Ghost of Tsushima will release exclusively on PS4 later this summer on July 17.

Logan Moore

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