Sucker Punch Productions Still Targeting June Release Date For Ghost Of Tsushima

Sucker Punch Productions Still Targeting June Release Date For Ghost Of Tsushima
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Amid all the COVID-19 madness, and even though upcoming games like The Last of Us Part II have announced delays, Sucker Punch Productions are still confident that they’ll be able to meet Ghost of Tsushima’s June 26 release date.

In the May edition of PlayStation Magazine, the devs behind Ghost of Tsushima reinforced the June 26 release date, as they’re not planning on delaying the upcoming title. Things can change between now and June, so the logistical issues that delayed The Last of Us Part II might not be relevant in the coming months. Of course, things could be more severe too, so if that’s the case, Sucker Punch’s upcoming open-world game might meet the same fate as Naughty Dog’s upcoming title.

The PlayStation Magazine piece also revealed some details about the game, all of which you can check out in the list below.

  • The game is set on an island in Tsushima, Japan.
  • One of the game’s sources of inspiration is Akira Kurosawa, who was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.
  • The game begins with the Mongol empire invading and attacking the Island of Tsushima.
  • There will be no waypoints to guide the player.
  • Players will be required to use their knowledge of the world and landmarks to explore and discover new locations.
  • The story will pass as the player will explore the world. Titles will tell how much time has passed since the invasion.
  • An enemy’s blood can be spilled with quick iaijutsu strikes.
  • It’s possible to remain undetected while roaming enemy base camps using the grappling hook.
  • Jin (Ghost of Tsushima’s main protagonist) can use gadgets such as sticky arrows and firebombs.
  • The strength of Jin’s bond with the game’s side characters is determined by the players’ choices. Allies can turn against you depending on your actions.

In Ghost of Tsushima, players can decide to use stealth or full-on action when they attempt to clear out Mongol base camps. If players decide to take a stealthy approach, they’ll have plenty of tools available that’ll allow them to make quick work of their enemies while staying out of sight. As previously mentioned in the list above, Jin will have access to items such as arrows, bombs, and other tools that’ll help him pick off enemies one-by-one.

So, as of right now, Sucker Punch Productions and Sony are still targeting the June 26 release date for Ghost of Tsushima. Again, a lot can change between now and June, but it looks like the highly-anticipated open-world game will arrive on the PlayStation 4 on its announced release date.