Ghostwire Tokyo, the upcoming PS5 console exclusive published by Bethesda Games and developed by Tango Gameworks might release much sooner than we all expected. According to Sony themselves, the game is set to launch on 24 March 2022 for PS5. The leak arrives through a PlayStation Store listing that has since been removed.
Keep in mind that we have barely seen or heard anything about this game in the past few years. The game was announced back in 2019 and while Sony has shared multiple trailers, they have all left us rather dazed and confused. The game is a first-person action-adventure where players can use a range of various psychic and paranormal abilities to defeat ghosts and spirits that haunt Tokyo.
Previously, combat director Shinichiro Hara described the game as “karate meets magic” as the player utilizes hand movements inspired by Kuji-kiri to cast spells. Once the enemy has had its health depleted, the player will then finish it off with a close-combat move defeating the spirit.
As the name suggests, the game is set in Toky after the citizens of the city have all vanished. In their place, spirits called Visitors have now invaded the city and it is up to the protagonist Akito to fight them off. Akito uses strange masks to unveil these spirits and hopefully discover the mystery behind the disappearing people.
While that sounds great on paper, we still don’t know how Ghostwire Tokyo will play out. Is it an open-world game or will it follow Tango Gameworks’ previous The Evil Within chapter-based story? We also know very little about the mechanics and progression of the game. If this 24 March release date is correct, then hopefully, Bethesda will show us more soon.
Keep in mind that this date might be a mistake. However, PlayStation is rumoured to be hosting a February 2022 State of Play event where the company might announce this and other titles.
Source: PlayStation Store