New Ghost Of Tsushima Story-Driven Trailer Shows The Ghost In Cinematic Action

New Ghost Of Tsushima Story-Driven Trailer Shows The Ghost In Cinematic Action
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Ghost of Tsushima might be the final big exclusive coming to the PlayStation 4. While it’s not carrying the weight of established franchises like Final Fantasy VII Remake or The Last of Us Part II, this feudal Japan samurai adventure has been highly anticipated by gamers for years.

Now, just weeks before the game’s official July release, Sony has released a new story driven trailer. While there is no actual gameplay footage in the trailer, it shows off some stunning cinematic action, where we see Jin, aka the titular Ghost of this new franchise, in combat.

The trailer is called “A Storm is Coming” and it is one solid minute of pure action packed madness.

“Tsushima is on the brink of destruction,” PlayStation said in the official write up for the trailer. “In the wake of a crushing defeat at the hands of ruthless Mongol invaders, noble samurai Jin Sakai must sacrifice everything to protect what’s left of his home and people. As he embarks on an epic adventure for the freedom of Tsushima, he must set aside samurai traditions, embrace unconventional methods, and forge a new path–the path of the Ghost.”

We definitely see these story elements at play in the trailer. As we see Jin moving through various scenes, we get a voice over reminding him of his role as a samurai warrior and the code he is bound to as such.

There’s a definite focus on the concept of honor throughout the trailer.

“If you stray from this path,” the voice over says to Jin, “what will you become?”

The game, which is being created by Sucker Punch Productions, was first announced  back in 2017, so eager players have been waiting for quite some time. The full gameplay was revealed during Sony’s press conference at E3 2018.

Since then, Ghost of Tsushima has received many trailers and featurettes, exploring the breathtaking cinematics and exciting gameplay of this anticipated title.

This game was supposed to have been released last month, but it was pushed back along with many other titles because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many believed that Ghost of Tsushima was pushed back not because it needed the extra time, but because Sony needed to make room for the rescheduled release of The Last of Us Part II, which has been a major financial success for the PlayStation 4.

Ghost of Tsushima will release on July 17 on the PlayStation 4 console.