Ghostwire: Tokyo, the horror action-adventure game developed by Tango Gameworks, is one of the most intriguing upcoming AAA games.
Studio Tango Gameworks, founded in 2010, is known for their weird horror series The Evil Within, but the studio's roots are much older, as Tango Gameworks was founded by Shinji Mikami, legendary Japanese game designer, best known for his work at Capcom during the 90s, where he has worked as a director on a number of big titles, including the original Resident Evil game and several sequels.
With such a pedigree, it is no wonder that fans are so excited to jump into the next world created by Mikami, and judging by all the trailers we have seen, the game looks exceptionally twisted.
Let's check out everything we currently know about the game.
Ghostwire: Tokyo story
The game is set in present-day "ultra-modern" Tokyo, whose citizens have mysteriously vanished and you’re left stranded in Shibuya Crossing, having no idea what's going on.
Soon, you will find out that whatever is going on for some reason has no effect on you, and you are actually able to oppose and fight the otherworldly invaders, known as Visitors.
There are all kinds of Visitors in this paranormal takeover of the city, but it seems that behind all of it is a mysterious group of figures who wear Hannya masks, and in order to get to the bottom of this mystery, you will need to confront and defeat these malevolent spirits.
Gameplay and features
While the game explores both traditional Japanese horror themes and urban legends, it is not exactly a horror game, rather it's an action-adventure with horror elements.
The player's character will quickly learn that he possesses supernatural powers that will help him fight off the unwanted guest.
Shinichiro Hara, the game's combat director, describes the combat as "karate meets magic."
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The player character will use hand gestures inspired by Kuji-kiri to cast various spells and will learn many techniques along the way.
One of them is called Ethereal Weaving, and it allows players to fuse "spiritual energy with fire, water, and wind to perform powerful elemental attacks."
All enemies in the game will have specific behaviour patterns, and by studying them you will be able to learn their strengths and weaknesses and then plan your attacks accordingly.
But not all Visitors will be hostile, some might be your friends and help you learn new skills.
Ghostwire: Tokyo PC system requirements
Ghostwire: Tokyo's system requirements will be revealed at a later date, as we get closer to the release.
It should be noted though that this is a full-blooded next-gen game, developed for PC and PS5, and if you have seen trailers you know that it looks exceptionally beautiful, so expect that you will need a powerful PC in order to run the game.
Platforms and release date
Ghostwire: Tokyo still has no fixed release date, but the latest trailer confirmed that the game is set for launch in "spring 2022".
Originally it was supposed to be released in 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the development and delayed the game.
UPDATE: The latest leak suggests that is currently planned to be released on 24th March, but that is yet to be confirmed officially.
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When it comes to platforms, Ghostwire: Tokyo arrives on PlayStation 5 and PC, and it will be a timed PS5 exclusive, upon which it will appear on Xbox Series X/S as well.
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