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Ghost of Tsushima trailer spotlights a fight for freedom after a violent invasion

A new look at the battle for freedom players will fight in

Sony debuted new gameplay footage from its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima — and it’s stunning.

Much like The Last of Us Part 2’s demonstration at Sony’s PlayStation conference, Ghost of Tsushima started with a live musical presentation before diving into a gameplay featurette.

The trailer focused heavily on the Mongol invasion of the Japanese island of Tsushima. It’s the ninth day that citizens have lived under the invasion. This particular scene took place in an area called the Ostuna Grasslands, where lavish green fields with brilliant yellow and white flowers grow. The character, who appears to be one of the last remaining samurai, roams around the area, taking on enemies from the invasion.

Players will use traditional combat skills and weaponry of the era, based on the trailer, but bow and arrows also make an appearance. One battle scene toward the end of the trailer particularly stood out. The last remaining samurai fights enters into a reluctant fight with one of his own allies as tensions grow. The scenery around the fight is particularly beautiful, even as fire embers fly in the background. It just reiterates that Ghost of Tsushima is a truly stunning game.

We first got a brief look at Ghost of Tsushima, the latest game from Infamous developer, Sucker Punch, at Paris Games Week in 2017. The open-world game is set in feudal-era Japan, and new footage shown during Sony’s E3 press conference gave us a better look at the environment and combat in action.

Ghost of Tsushima will rely on stealth elements for players to make it through, and some of those required sneaky skills can be seen in the video above.

A synopsis of Ghost of Tsushima reads:

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 does not have a release date.

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