Ghost of Tsushima – E3 2018 panel

After watching the new gameplay trailer of this new samarai game, not only am I excited but I am now wanting more information. The panel talks about what the game is about, and how much work went into every small leaf of detail. I feel pretty excited for a game designed by Sucker Punch studios. Here’s a breakdown of what was covered at the panel show.

Story summary

The game has been shrouded in mystery for a long time. Last year we got a small teaser of the game, but not story. At the panel the devs got a little more into the actual story of the game. At it’s core, the game is about a samarai fighting back against society and it’s rules. I guess you could call the main character a Ronin. Being an open world game, you can almost create your gaming experience. The story will be rich in Japanese samarai history.

Real life History

The game will comprise of real life war history of old Japanese culture. We will see thing such as the Mongol people’s war tactics to the fall of empires.the devs we’re actually amazed on how they were able to fit in so much of Japan’s rich history. From gunpowder to war, the game will be a real life look into history.

Dream vs. reality

The game was always meant to be a real life experience of a samarai. The team was sent out to Japan on a research trips. On this trip they would sit outside and listen to the wind and watch the leaves move. The trip went from a research and development trip to a theaputic experience. The sound of the trees and wind blowing is something the team wanted to recapture as soon as they got back. The game included over +30,000 assets of just the leaves and grass!

Environmental art

Little by little the dev team wanted to push the PS4 to it’s limits to really show off the small deatials I the game. From the huge moving trees, the dancing grass, or even the mountains in the horizon. The environmental artist wanted to reinvent a way for the users to experience Japan at it’s core beauty.

The panel was very professional and inspiring. We got to hear about the production and how the team took research trips to Japan, to really make the game authentic. Be sure to look out for Ghost of Tsushima on PS4 in 2019.

Written by: Christian Galvez

Christian is the founder of The EXP Grind. He is interested in Indie musicians, Video Games, Anime, and just about anything in Arts and Entertainment. He tries to find art with true meaning in the new and upcoming artists and hopes to reach more creative professionals.

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