Ahead of the official launch for Ghostwire: Tokyo later this month, Bethesda has released a free visual novel that acts as a prequel to the game’s story. Titled “Ghostwire: Tokyo Prelude“, the visual download is now available on PS4 and PS5 and will launch on PC on 8 March.
According to the description, Ghostwire: Tokyo Prelude is set six months before the events of the main game. It follows KK, a detective who investigates strange supernatural events focusing on urban legends in the real world.
KK is a veteran in his field and no supernatural event takes him by surprise. Scenario writer for Ghostwire: Tokyo Takahiro Kaji says that the prequel will give players a better understanding of KK’s dialogue in the game.
“There’s a different, kind of more relaxed atmosphere in the visual novel. KK is a veteran, accustomed to the situation, working within his realm of expertise and there’s good teamwork with Rinko’s group.
Game director Kenji Kimura says that the Prelude will also help open up the game’s story and allow people to interpret the world.
“By having people experience and enjoy the events that occurred before the events through a different genre made by a different team, it could help open up and widen people’s interpretations of the world and universe we’ve created.”
You can download the prelude novel here for PS4 and PS5. Watch the trailer down below for a closer look too.
In Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude, join the mysterious KK and his gang of supernatural detectives as they investigate an unusual disappearance, only to stumble upon something even more sinister. Build relationships with your team and piece together their stories in this visual novel adventure before taking to the streets of Ghostwire: Tokyo, releasing March 25.