Published on February 5th, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak
Ghostwire: Tokyo Preview #2022
Impulse Gamer had the exclusive opportunity for a sneak peek into the amazing mechanics and story of Ghostwire: Tokyo, the upcoming horror from Tango Gameworks and Bethesda Softworks which will scare the absolute crap out of you! Imagine every single Japanese horror reference from films merged into a video game and you have Ghostwire: Tokyo that successfully embraces and implements the world of the Japanese paranormal.
The developers behind Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tango Gameworks are no stranger to the horror genre as they were also responsible for the game, The Evil Within and its sequel. Needless to say this development company has an affinity for horror and with the diverse paranormal nature of Japan, they have a wide gamut of genres to draw from.
While the official information behind Ghostwire: Tokyo is still shrouded in mystery, media from around the world had a look at the gameplay which looked fantastic. At its core, Ghostwire is from a first person perspective as you use your supernatural abilities to cast spells at your enemies. Another highlight is the way our hero Akito casts spells which is inspired by Kuji-kiri and martial arts that not only looks badass but complements the premise behind the story perfectly.
Although the story of Ghostwire is still behind a curtain of secrecy, a cataclysmic paranormal event has occurred in Tokyo where almost everyone has vanished or perhaps our protagonist is actually on a spirit plane? Joining Akito is a spirit who together must solve this supernatural mystery as you take on a variety of nefarious and unexplainable paranormal creatures in spectacular fashion.
While the combat mechanics looked quite sturdy in Ghostwire, another highlight was the world design as the developers have successfully brought the city of Tokyo to life with some great attention to detail. Additionally the paranormal creatures looked amazing, particularly their unearthly movements that again look like they have crawled out of your worst Japanese horror movie nightmare. Further, lighting and special effects add to the atmosphere of Ghost: Tokyo and we can’t wait for this game to be released.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is launching on 25 March 2022.