Ghostwire: Tokyo is one of Bethesda’s last PlayStation 5 games: although we haven’t heard much from Tango Gameworks lately, the Tokyo story is supposed to be released soon…
You might be familiar with the studio via its games, namely the two The Evil Within titles. The IP’s creator is none other than Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame, meaning the survival horror genre was all but an easy choice for the two games. However, the studio’s third project, Ghostwire: Tokyo (announced in 2019), will be somewhat different. Its director is Kenji Kimura, while its creative director WAS Ikumi Nakamura, who has since left to helm an unannounced studio (see her Twitter bio).
We recently heard about Ghostwire: Tokyo that it’s launching this Spring. However, it might happen, as the Korean Game Rating Committee has rated the Japanese team’s title. It received a 15+ rating for realistic but not excessive violence. Going by what we have seen of the game, the description seems highly plausible, and it confirms how Tango Gameworks is closing in on the finish line.
The last time the studio revealed new details of the game was in September, revealing Hannya. We’ll quote what they wrote then: “Hannya has unleashed a catastrophic fog upon Tokyo that wipes out most of its population. He leads the Faceless, a menacing group of loyal zealots who bend to his will in the aftermath. Where smiling citizens once walked now stands an army of one-of-a-kind creatures only Tango Gameworks can create: The Visitors. Inspired by Japanese legends, folklore, and tales, The Visitors are striking; imaginative enemies lurk throughout Tokyo. Many characters are from famed dark stories like “Kuchisake-onna,” who stay true to Tango’s desire to honour Tokyo through an authentic, never-before-seen game world.
Awakening in the famed Shibuya Crossing, Akito is partially possessed by a strange spirit and surrounded by the dangerous creatures invading Tokyo. Desperate to ensure his sister’s safety, Akito must ally with the spirit and master powerful abilities to battle his way through Tokyo’s dangerous streets. With the power and speed of the PlayStation 5 console, Tokyo is vividly brought to life thanks to the console’s stunning ray-tracing technology. As players walk its streets, reflections of gorgeous neon lights drip onto puddles that become glassy mirrors of the world’s vibrancy and beauty. Ghostwire: Tokyo also delivers faster loading times to keep players immersed, and haptic controls that allow players to tangibly feel their actions while traversing Tokyo’s streets and rooftops,” the studio wrote. We also embedded the video below.
Ghostwire: Tokyo will launch this Spring on PlayStation 5 and PC.