Ready For Its Close Up
While Ghostwire: Tokyo has looked intriguing for years now, details of what the game is have been kept vague. Finally, though, the latest from Tango Gameworks is ready to reveal more information. We were recently able to meet with the studio and get a real feel for what to expect. We’ll be bringing you those details tomorrow. For now, though, we have some details we can reveal. First and perhaps foremost, Ghostwire: Tokyo will launch on PS5 and PC on March 25th, 2022.
That means we won’t be waiting much longer for this exciting new title. What are we waiting for, though? In a recent interview, the developers of Ghostwire: Tokyo were clear that Japanese identity is central to the game. One of them initially compared the game to a Japanese-style strawberry shortcake. After enduring the bewildered stares of his colleagues for a minute, he clarified that like that delicious dessert, Japanese identity is crucial to it. Another developer talked about how important capturing the authentic feel of Tokyo was to the team, with known landmarks and secrets hidden throughout the city. As you make your way through this paranormal action-adventure title, you’ll find all manner of human survivors, spirits, and more waiting for you to find and rescue them.
How will you do that? Through a strange power called Ethereal Weaving, which allows you to create wires with your hands that can manipulate elemental forces like fire, wind, and water. After your foes, a man named Hannya and his followers, the Visitors, unleash an event called the Vanishing, which turns most of the population of Tokyo into ghosts, you’ll team up with a spirit named KK who has his own agenda to gain these powers and fight back.
Not only are your powers useful in battle, but they also help traverse this open world, a departure from past games by Tango Gameworks. That’s not the only thing different from their past titles. While there are definitely horrific elements present here, this isn’t a full-on horror title, unlike the games which made the studio and its founder Shinji Mikami famous. This shifts the perspective a bit. Instead of trying to make you afraid and run away, the game seeks to empower the player, to give them the idea that they can challenge their foes.
Can’t wait until March 25th? Those who pre-order Ghostwire: Tokyo through the PlayStation store will get early access on March 22nd, so the wait is a few days shorter. They’ll also receive a Streetwear Outfit Pack, Shinobi Outfit, and Kunai Weapon. Check out a gameplay deep dive below to get a better idea of what to expect when Ghostwire releases next month. Also, make sure to check back for our full preview tomorrow.