Ghost of Tsushima on PS4: release date, trailer, pre-order, new gameplay footage from State Of Play, and more news about the samurai-stuffed PlayStation 4 exclusive

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As gamers around the globe have their heads turned by the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, the PS4 has a couple of last-gasp exclusive games to try and keep your attention: one of them is Ghost of Tsushima, and we've got all the news you need about the game right here!

You might be wondering about the Ghost of Tsushima release date, or which consoles it's coming to, or where to place your pre-order. And if those questions are on your mind, we're in a great place to answer them.

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Developed by Sucker Punch Productions and set to be published by Sucker Punch Entertainment, Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game centred on a samurai called Jin Sakai. The game is set in in the 1270s and will focus on the first Mongol invasion of Japan.

While we wait in anticipation for Ghost of Tsushima to arrive on our consoles, keep reading for all the essential info...

Ghost of Tsushima release date

Although the game has been delayed in the past, we're very happy to report that Ghost of Tsushima now has a confirmed release date: you'll be able to play Ghost of Tsushima from 17th July 2020 onwards!

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Ghost of Tsushima trailer

One of the best ways to get some understanding of the Ghost of Tsushima story is to watch a Ghost of Tsushima trailer, so stop reading this sentence and watch this video below...

Is Ghost of Tsushima on PS4 or PS5?

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In case you had any doubts about which consoles are getting Ghost of Tsushima when the game launches in July, allow us to clear that up for you: the game is launching as a PS4 exclusive, which means you'll only be able to play it on PlayStation 4.

A PS5 release may well follow at some point in the future, but that hasn't been dated yet if it is happening. And you're very much out of luck if you want to play Ghost of Tsushima on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X or Google Stadia.

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Ghost of Tsushima gameplay - new footage from State Of Play revealed

The first big Ghost of Tsushima gameplay reveal came at E3 2018, and you can watch that video on YouTube at this link!

More recently than that, Sony's May 2020 State Of Play live stream served up a chunky section of in-game footage from Ghost of Tsushima, showcasing exploration mechanics like the guiding wind, along with some stunning visuals and lovely music.

You can take a look at the Ghost of Tsushima-focused State Of Play video right here, and soak up the gameplay in all its glory...

This footage also confirms that Ghost of Tsushima will give players the option of a Japanese voice track with English subtitles. And you'll also be able to spend time in Photo Mode or a movie-style black and white gameplay mode, if that tickles your fancy!

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You'll also be able to customise Jin with various outfits, and choose between two combat styles: there's the honourable and thoughtful Samurai way (which has standoffs, blocks, dodges and quick decisions), or the sneaky and stealthy Ghost technique (which has takedowns, roof-running and projectiles).

As we get closer to the July release date of the game, we'd expect to see even more footage from Ghost of Tsushima trickling onto the web, so watch this space!

Ghost of Tsushima pre-order

Ghost of Tsushima pre-orders are open now, so you can place an order from the retailer of your choice right now! You could, for example, click away to Amazon and buy yourself a snazzy special edition of the game!

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