Ghost of Tsushima shows bloody combat in this first look at gameplay

By James O'Connor
12 June 2018 02:43 GMT

Sucker Punch’s new game, Ghost of Tsushima, was spotlighted during Sony’s E3 conference this year.

Ghost of Tsushima has been shown off during Sony’s E3 presentation today, and we got our first glimpse of gameplay

The video shows a lone samurai – Jin – wandering through a beautiful countryside, taking in the vistas on offer. This demo luxuriates in how beautiful it is, which is fair enough because damn.

Jin hops on a horse and rides it through the surrounding grasslands, heading towards a distant fire. Eventually he encounters screaming villagers and dismounts, ready for combat.

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He comes across what seems to be a rival gang and dispatches them in very cool samurai style. It seems like one well-timed slash might be enough to take down some enemies, although there’s enough here to indicate that the combat won’t be ultra-realistic.

Eventually Jin meets up with a companion and they head to a nearby temple to save a monk, because this game is going to have some cliches, I suppose. A stealthier section kicks off, and Jin uses a grapple to climb on top of the temple to sneak in. He leaps down and easily dispatches of his enemies. The game continues to look stunning throughout.

Jin ends up freeing the monk fighting his companion from a moment earlier while enemies approach – we get the impression that this is from very early in the game. It turns into a mini-boss fight among the falling autumn leaves, but it ends with the two being friends again – again, cliches.

Ghost of Tsushima does not have a release date yet, but it will be exclusive to PlayStation 4.

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