Back in June 2019, gamers all around the world were introduced to Bethesda and Tango Softworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo, a horror-infused action-adventure that revolved around an invasion of the supernatural in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, the development has been tumultuous, to say the least. However, things seem to be on track with the latest gameplay trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo shown at the PlayStation Showcase.
With a futuristic vision of the city, Tango is placing players in an ultra-modern cityscape of skyscrapers, traditional shrines, narrow alleyways, massive crossings and neon-lit shops – now teeming with spirits and supernatural happenings.
Just as the rest of the population vanishes, otherworldly beings attack the city under the command of the masked man known only as Hannya. The threat posed by these apparitions and henchmen of Hannya requires a measured response, and that comes in the form of Ethereal Weaving.
A powerful art that attunes elements with spiritual energy, players will need to master that along with other equipment and ghost-hunting skills to overcome the threat. As the trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo demonstrates, the danger is everywhere, including:
- Agile spirits in the form of headless high school students attack in groups, using speed and acrobatics to catch you off-guard
- Dolls based off traditional teru teru bozu weather charms that fly through the air, as if hoisted on invisible strings, and shoot fire from a distance
- Faceless ghosts that roam rainy environments in funeral attire that can deflect attacks with their umbrella as they approach to strike at close-range
As a PS5 console exclusive, the game is also taking advantage of the tech involved. Players will walk through rain-slick streets rendered in cutting-edge detail, amplified in fidelity with the PS5’s ray tracing and 3D audio technologies.
Making use of the system’s SSD storage and high speed, there will be near-zero loading times as you explore the city. The action is also more immersive with the DualSense wireless controller, implementing the controller’s built-in audio capabilities to bring voices from the other side to the player, approximating a sort of ‘sixth sense’ to help detect things normally unperceivable to humans as they explore the haunted city.
The adaptive triggers and haptic feedback will also increase the immersion when executing and developing abilities. The stronger you get, the more feedback there will be.
Needless to say, this latest trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo marks the game as one to look out for. Excited players will get to hit the streets of Tokyo and battle supernatural threats in 2022.