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GhostWire: Tokyo — everything we know so far

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GhostWire: Tokyo is set to be a rather intriguing PS5 exclusive, not least of al because it's being developed by Bethesda which is owned by Microsoft. 

The game will give players the chance to explore a version of Tokyo overrun with deadly supernatural forces brought in by an occultist. This might sound miserable, but players will be accompanied by a powerful spectral entity on their quest for vengeance. They will also have a powerful arsenal of abilities at their disposal when it comes to unravel the dark truth behind the disappearance of Tokyo's populace. 

The studio behind GhostWire, Tango Gameworks, earned its fame thanks to the The Evil Within and The Evil Within 2. Both horror games are pretty good, so it's exciting to the see the developer tackle some with more action.

We've collected what we know about GhostWire: Tokyo below.

GhostWire: Tokyo release date

GhostWire: Tokyo has no finalized release date, but it has been projected to arrive in 2022. 

The latest trailer has is down for a Spring release, but in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, such release dates don't feel as static as they used to be. 

GhostWire: Tokyo latest trailer 

During the PlayStation Showcase 2021, Sony unveiled a new trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo giving more insight on the first-person action gameplay, the main character and the freaky world being built. 

GhostWire: Tokyo news

GhostWire: Tokyo will supposedly diverge from what Tango Gameworks is currently known for with The Evil Within series. You'll play in first-person using a series of gestures to activate your spells. The combat director for GhostWire: Tokyo, Shinichiro Hara, says it's like magic meets martial arts.

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Hara wants the player to feel powerful when they play, not like the glass cannon that magic users are typically portrayed as. Spells, acrobatics, exorcism, it should all combine into an interesting power fantasy. 

Since Hara worked on combat in Doom 2016, notably the aggressive nature and Glory Kills, he's bringing that same spirit to GhostWire: Tokyo. Instead of having to get right up the enemies' faces, you can initiate these glory kill-like moves from afar. When enemies are properly weakened, they'll expose a core that you can rip out with spirit wires (perhaps where the name "GhostWire" comes from?).

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Despite Microsoft purchasing ZeniMax (and therefore acquiring Bethesda and its subsidiaries), GhostWire: Tokyo is still planned as a timed PS5 exclusive. When the year exclusivity ends, you'll probably find the game on Game Pass, too.

Jordan Palmer
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