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Ghostwire Tokyo: Everything We Know

November 29, 2019
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This year’s Bethesda E3 conference was fairly action packed, with several sequels and new IPs getting official announcements, release dates and trailers. However, perhaps the most intriguing of all the presentations was the unveiling of Tango Gameworks’ new horror action adventure game titled ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’. It is the first of two new IPs announced at E3 currently under development at Bethesda, the other being the Sci-Fi shooter ‘Deathloop’.

Despite not having seen much of the game yet, there’s plenty of reasons to get excited about this one. For one thing, it is being developed by some of the same people who created the Resident Evil franchise, widely considered the grandfather of Survival Horror video games. It also has some interesting ideas we haven’t seen in many Horror video games before. Read on to find out everything we know about ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’.

What Can We Expect From Ghostwire: Tokyo?

We know that ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ will be an Action Adventure game with Horror elements. However, it is currently unknown whether the game will adopt a First Person or a Third Person perspective. As the name suggests, the game is set in Tokyo sometime in the near future. The rapture is nigh upon humanity, and people are disappearing without a trace and without explanation. The player character is shown in the trailer to be a mysterious masked individual wielding a bow and some kind of supernatural powers.

The official description of ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ is as follows: “After strange disappearances hit Tokyo’s population, it’s up to you to uncover the source and purge the city of a strange, new evil. Armed with your own mysterious spectral abilities, you will face down the occult, unravel conspiracy theories and experience urban legends like never before.
Don’t fear the unknown. Attack it.”

What we can glean from the game’s short E3 trailer is that the player will go up plenty of paranormal enemies in their pursuit to rid the city from the vice grip of occult forces. On their journey, players will meet numerous spirits, some friendly, and some decidedly not so. On occasion, the player will also come across human survivors, who all have their unique personalities and stories to tell. ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ creative director Ikumi Nakamura also spoke about uncovering “conspiracies and occult in Tokyo”, suggesting that there may well be an investigative element to the gameplay in ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’.

The developers also stressed that ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ is going to be a very different experience from their traditional Survival Horror formula, although it remains to be seen what exactly that means. There are a few hints that the game may feature an Open World, but it could also just a reference to more expansive level design.

Ghostwire: Tokyo Developers: Who Are The People Behind It?

‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ is being developed by Tokyo based Japanese video game developer Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. Tango Gameworks is a relatively new studio established by Shinji Mikami, the legendary creator of Resident Evil and “The godfather of video game horror”. The studio is best known for their two previous games, 2014’s ‘The Evil Within’ and its 2017 sequel ‘The Evil Within 2’.

The game’s creative director was Ikumi Nakamura, an industry veteran who has worked on fan favorite titles such as ‘Okami’, ‘Bayonetta’ and the exalted horror classic ‘Resident Evil 2’. However, Nakamura recently parted ways with Tango Gameworks in September earlier this year, only a few months after the game’s big reveal at E3 2019. It is somewhat strange to see the lead Creative Director leave a project so early in its development, and we will just have to wait and see what effect this has on the game itself.

Ghostwire: Tokyo Release Date: When And Where Can I Play It?

There’s no indication of a launch date for ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ as of the time of writing. Given that the game was only unveiled a few months ago and the fact that the project just lost its Creative Director, I don’t see ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ releasing anytime soon. A 2022 release seems the most likely outcome.

‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ is likely to arrive on PC and the next generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox console when it launches.

Ghostwire: Tokyo Trailer

You can watch the reveal trailer for ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ right here:

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