Ghost of Tsushima, an open-world game set during the era of the samurai in feudal Japan, is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4.
Sony announced the game today during its Paris Games Week 2017 press briefing with a cinematic trailer, which you can watch above. In the trailer, Mongols capture some Japanese villages and burn others to the ground, and one of the invaders asks a samurai to surrender. Here’s the synopsis from Sony:
The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan — until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But, honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting — the way of the Ghost — as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.
Ghost of Tsushima is the next project from Sony subsidiary Sucker Punch Productions, the studio behind the Sly Cooper and Infamous franchises. Their most recent game was 2014’s Infamous: First Light, a download-only prequel to Infamous: Second Son.
Update: You can see six 4K screenshots of Ghost of Tsushima in the gallery below.
- A samurai warrior on horseback stands on a hill overlooking rice paddies. Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Trotting through rice paddies at sunrise. Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment
- A Japanese village burns behind a lone surviving samurai. Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Samurai race into action to defend the island of Tsushima. Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment
- This pastoral Japanese landscape is about to be thrown into chaos. Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment
- A pagoda in the forest. Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment