Andrew Goldfard, Communications Manager for Sucker Punch Productions, announced today that the Ghost of Tsushima release date has been set for June 26, 2020 on the PlayStation 4 (pre-order at Amazon). In addition, a new Story Trailer for the game was released.
The game is set in the year 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.
The new trailer, which you can watch below, showcases the game’s hero, Jin Sakai. The video gives you a taste of the people he meets along his journey and the scale of the threat that forces him to transform into a new kind of warrior. Goldfard says there two of Jin’s allies and enemies that wanted to focus on.
“The first is Jin’s uncle, Shimura, the jito (lord) of Tsushima and a father figure to Jin,” he says. “He’s trained Jin since childhood in the traditional ways of the samurai, and grows increasingly concerned by the tactics Jin starts to adopt as he abandons his teachings and becomes The Ghost.
“The second important character we’re highlighting today is Khotun Khan. The Khan is the leader of the invading Mongol army and a ruthless, cunning enemy who uses everything he knows about the samurai to try to destroy them. He’s a brutal, unrelenting adversary that Jin will quickly learn not to underestimate.”
Sucker Punch also revealed the different editions you can pre-order. A pre-order of any edition (including the Launch Edition at select retailers) gets you some bonuses — a Jin avatar, a digital mini soundtrack featuring select songs from the game, and a Jin PS4 dynamic theme based on our box art.
If you want to go fully digital, you can now pre-order Ghost of Tsushima at PlayStation Store. You’ll also find the Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes a digital copy of the game along with the Hero of Tsushima skin set, which provides an additional in-game horse, saddle, mask, sword, and armor set for Jin. The Digital Deluxe also includes two in-game items: the Charm of Hachiman’s Favor and one technique point, as well as a Samurai PS4 dynamic theme. There’s also a digital mini art book by Dark Horse, plus the Director’s Commentary, in which the creative team sits down with a renowned Japanese historian to look at the world of Ghost of Tsushima and how it compares to the real-life events that inspired it.
There’s also two physical edition options. The first is the Special Edition, which includes a SteelBook case plus a voucher for an in-game Hero of Tsushima mask and sword skin, Charm of Hachiman’s Favor, one technique point, the Director’s Commentary, and the digital mini art book.
And finally is the Collector’s Edition, which has a replica mask. It’s a re-creation of one you’ll wear in the game, and it’s heavy (made from polyresin). It’s not meant to be worn, but it includes an individually-numbered display stand so you can keep it on a shelf to impress your friends or terrify your enemies.
The Collector’s Edition also has a sashimono (war banner) just like you’ll see in the game that’s nearly 4.5 feet long, and a traditional-style furoshiki (wrapping cloth). You’ll also get a copy of the game with a SteelBook case, a physical 48-page mini art book by Dark Horse, and an artistic rendition of our full world map printed on cloth. Also included is a voucher for all of the digital content from the Digital Deluxe Edition listed above.
Watch the new Story Trailer below and we’ve also included the previously-released videos for the game!