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Ghostwire: Tokyo State Of Play

The wait is almost over – gather your resolve and face an entire city of the supernatural in Ghostwire: Tokyo, launching March 25 on PlayStation 5!

In but a moment, nearly all of Tokyo’s living population has vanished as beings from myth, folklore, and urban legend manifest all over the city. As Akito, a survivor of the disappearance, players will team up with a ghostly detective named KK to get to the bottom of this worlds-shattering phenomenon and bring its perpetrator – a masked man known only as Hannya – to justice.

Personally I have been excited to get my hands on this one since it was first debuted. I was a big fan of Tango Softworks previous games The Evil Within and The Evil Within II of course, some of my favorite more recent horror games of memory. At first glace this seemed to be a similar type of game, but the more we see of it, it’s clearly different.

A new 18-minute gameplay trailer posted today by IGN (watch it here), got me more excited.  It’s definitely weird, It’s more of a supernatural stealth-brawler: Use your powers to find some bad guys, sneak up on them, and throw hands. Almost similar to a Dishonored more than The Evil Within. Now obviously combat is very different from Dishonored, the weird almost Dr. Strange spell casting known within the game as Ethereal Weaving. Among other things, the power enables players to deliver a beatdown onto enemies and, when the time is right, to tear out their “core,” a sort of quick-and-dirty exorcism of the demons that have turned all the people of Tokyo into spirits that are being sucked into the void. This has the potential to be something truly different and separate itself from other games out today.

I am certainly getting more and more excited for Ghostwire Tokyo, we only have a few weeks left to wait as it drops into the Playstation Library on March 25th. You can pre-order now as well if you are so inclined. There is also a free visual novel on Steam available that sets the stage for the game.

Pre-order on PlayStation to unlock exclusive gear and early access

Be prepared for your supernatural journey by preordering Ghostwire: Tokyo today. Players who pre-order either Ghostwire: Tokyo or Ghostwire: Tokyo Deluxe Edition for PlayStation 5 systems will also receive the Hannya Outfit and platform-exclusive Premium Biker Outfit Pack for use in-game.

What’s included in Ghostwire: Tokyo Deluxe Edition? On top of the full base game, the Deluxe Edition features the Shinobi Outfit and Kunai Weapon items, plus the Streetwear Outfit Pack. PlayStation Plus members can also unlock three-day early access to Ghostwire: Tokyo, exclusive to PlayStation 5 systems!  Note that early access is only available for the digital version of Ghostwire: Tokyo.


That’s not all: PlayStation Plus members can save 10% off Ghostwire: Tokyo if they pre-order either edition of the game via the PlayStation Store.



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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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