The new trailer for visual masterpiece Ghost of Tsushima was unveiled during Sony’s press conference at E3 2018, and it did an excellent job of portraying the beauty of Japan during the Sengoku period.
With the set location and era intended to reflect historical accuracy, its English speaking trailer drew plenty of comments from the gaming community, who expressed their wish for a Japanese language option to go with the samurai-slasher title – and rightly so.
Now, developer Sucker Punch has confirmed that to be in the works, and plans are afoot to localise the full game.
Further details have yet to be finalised, though a Japanese version of the gameplay section shown during PlayStation’s session was highlighted. Of course, players won’t be forced to play the game using Japanese audio, which naturally comes with English subtitles, and can stick to the English selection if they so desire.
While this may not seem like a major announcement, it does reinforce Sucker Punch’s dedication to delivering an authentic experience for players. The addition of Japanese speech should allow for a more grounded, believable experience – something that the studio already is aiming for.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.