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Ghost of Tsushima has officially wrapped up development

By Kenneth Ang - on 24 Jun 2020, 11:30am

Ghost of Tsushima has officially wrapped up development

Image: Sucker Punch Productions

Let's be clear: I have absolutely NO affection for Souls-like games. Especially not after the numerous thrashings I've been awarded in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (from that first spear-wielding boss, no less). I just can't seem to get the parry timings right no matter what I try, while the pros step on spears like they would a flight of steps. 

TL; DR: I'm salty that I'm straight-up bad with such titles. So feel free to go ahead and enjoy Ghost of Tsushima without me when it releases exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on July 17. According to a tweet by the team at Sucker Punch, the game has officially gone gold, meaning that development has wrapped up and the first game disc has been produced. 

For those who might have missed the memo, Ghost of Tsushima takes the whole Japanese-inspired concept made famous by Sekiro and applies it to a more patriotic canvas. You play as Jin Sakai, a samurai who lives on Tsushima Island, the last bastion between the invading Mongols led by Khotun Khan and mainland Japan. He's among the last few of his clansmen who made it out of the first wave of attacks alive, and so resolves to do whatever it takes to reclaim his home. This daunting task will involve him discarding some of the samurai values he used to uphold in favour of the "path of the Ghost", and it seems to be as much of a spiritual journey as it is one founded on vengeance.

Nevertheless, the folks at Sucker Punch are obviously happy to have finished up another awesome-looking game, and the community will also be delighted to hear that they can start their (brutal) adventure in about a month's time. From the looks of it, Ghost of Tsushima will probably be one of the PS4's final hurrahs ahead of the PS5's release during the holiday season, so it's a good title to look into if you enjoy playing Soulslike games...alright, fine. Maybe I still have a tiny spark of interest in there somewhere.