Gamers love authentic experiences, and developer Sucker Punch seems to be attempting to provide one with their upcoming action game, Ghost of Tsushima, which can be played entirely in Japanese with English subtitles.
The information was confirmed to Game Rant during a gameplay demo at E3. The addition of Japanese audio should help provide a more grounded, believable and cinematic experience as players hack and slash their way through the PlayStation-exclusive title. Of course, players won't be forced to play the game using the Japanese audio. If desired, the game can still be played in English.
While this may not seem like a major announcement, it proves just how dedicated Sucker Punch is to providing their players with a world-class experience for Ghost of Tsushima. After all, translating an entire game is no fall feat, it takes a large team of linguists, localization experts, and additional voice actors to get such a feature implemented into a game. In fact, the work of translating and localization is often the reason it takes so many JRPG's so long to make their way to the West.
Ghost of Tsushima was one of the biggest highlights of PlayStation's E3 press conference, which shared a lot of details for a number of games but was, frankly, a bit odd. Sucker Punch gave an 11-minute demo for the samurai-slasher during the presentation, where they showed off the game's combat mechanics and stunning visuals. More details about the title will most likely be announced at this years PlayStation Experience, but the demo will have to hold gamers over until then.
Sucker Punch consistently puts out exemplary titles, and Ghost of Tsushima is shaping up to be no exception. While many fans were hoping to see them work on a new Sly Cooper or Infamous title, it's always exciting when a new IP makes it into the market, especially from such a decorated studio. Sucker Punch still hasn't released any details on when gamers will actually be able to get their hands on the title, but the game does seem to be well on its way, having been announced for some time now.
Ghost of Tsushima will release on the PlayStation 4 sometime in the future.