It’s Halloween in Shinjuku early: Ghostwire: Tokyo, the new action-adventure and (not only) horror game from the Tango Gameworks studio published by Bethesda Softworks, is finally set for the month of March. This PlayStation console exclusive also planned for PC is Shinki Mikami’s first production (Resident Evil, The Evil Within) to take place right in the Japanese capital, taken over by ghosts drawn from Japanese folklore.
Yokai, scare me
More precisely, it is on March 25 that Ghostwire: Tokyo will come to haunt the PlayStation 5 and the PC. A Deluxe Edition digital will allow access to the game 3 days early, as well as a small scope of DLC including weapons and special outfits. A presentation stream of the game is also planned for today’s evening, on the official PlayStation YouTube channel.
After exploring horror in the countryside with the duology The Evil Within in 2014 and 2017, Tango Gameworks tackles Japanese folklore with this new title. This is undoubtedly the strong argument of this PlayStation 5 exclusivity: Ghostwire: Tokyo transcribe the Japanese capital with ” a supernatural peculiarity that will amaze even those familiar with the city“. And for good reason: after the disappearance of 99% of the population following the invasion of an army of yokaior Japanese demons, it is then up to the players to clean up and send these evil spirits back to where they came from.
We should thus find all the most famous corners of the Tokyo megalopolis, whether it is the famous Hachikō intersection in the Shibuya district or the very imposing Tokyo Tower. Shinji Mikami, the illustrious Japanese game designer to whom we owe the franchise of resident Evil and action game Vanquishwill take over the role of executive producer for this first production by Kenji Kimura.
Ghostwire: Tokyo also promises integration with the DualSense controller on PS5, with calibrated haptic feedback “ to each character action and ability“, while the 3D spatial audio functionality would also not be outdone… We will have to wait tonight to discover the first details.