At Paris Games Week, Sony has unveiled a new Samurai adventure, called Ghost of Tsushima, coming exclusively to the PS4 in 2018.
Sucker Punch Studios, the developer behind Sly Cooper and the Infamous series, is making the game, which was shown off for the first time today with the cinematic trailer below:
It looks sublime, with a luscious rendering of feudal Japan, replete with pagodas, lanterns, and bamboo forests; then you have the less beautiful bits like Mongol warlords marauding through, burning villages and killing folk.
The open-world game will place you as a lone warrior, charged with defending the titular island from the Mongol horde.
Here’s the official synopsis from Sony:
“The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan — until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But, honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting — the way of the Ghost — as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.”
No release has currently been confirmed for the Ghost of Tsushima.