Ghost of Tsushima Game Trailer

One of the most under utilized genres in gaming has to be the samurai era. So many amazing stories have been told throughout history all stemming from feudal Japan. However, it has been forever since we got a decent game that takes place in that era. Back in the day one of my favorite games for the original PlayStation was Tenchu: Stealth Assassin but the sequels were pretty much garbage. For the past few console generations I have hoped that a developer would take the reigns and create an awesome open world samurai game where you could visit different villages and engage in epic sword fights with other samurai. I don’t want to get my hopes too high but Ghost of Tsushima might just be that game we samurai fans have been waiting so long for.

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.

I’m not sure how I missed this one but Sony announced this awesome new samurai game back in October during the Paris Games Con. The cinematic trailer looks amazing but I’m afraid that the combat might be a bit more hack and slash rather than swordsmanship. I hope that I’m wrong and that there is a bit more depth to this game than say a game like Onimusha. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the Onimusha series but I have been wanting a samurai game that has a much more in depth combat system along with some deeper rpg elements. Combine that with an engaging story (which shouldn’t be hard to come up with) and an open world to explore, and I think we could possibly have one of the best games of it’s genre on our hands.

Ghost of Tsushima will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive and so far no release date has been announced. So check out the cinematic trailer in beautiful 4K below and as always be sure to let us know what you think of it Nerd Nation. Are you excited for this new open world, samurai game and what other things would you like to see put into it? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in a comment below and if you enjoyed this article please do us a favor and share it out.

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