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GhostWire: Tokyo

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Tango Gameworks
Release Date: March 25, 2022

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17. 'Ghostwire: Tokyo' (PS5/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 18, 2022 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

GhostWire: Tokyo is an action-adventure where you face off against dangerous spirits and fight to purge Tokyo of evil as you unravel the mystery behind a mass disappearance.

Redmond Carolipio: Tango Gameworks left a huge impression with The Evil Within series, which frankly surprised me in how much I enjoyed it. Now here they come again, but not with more survival horror – we're getting first-person ass-kicking of the supernatural in Tokyo, but with powers and magic coming from a pair of hands instead of an arsenal of guns. I'm here for the magic-fu.

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: Another game that has been in development for quite some time, Ghostwire: Tokyo looks like a modern Maken X. It's set in a that's Tokyo overrun by demons, and you play as a magical martial artist who defeats them with a combination of cool powers and awesome kung-fu. We've only gotten a few glimpses of the gameplay, but everything about it looks as stylish as they come. With striking visuals and an awesome concept, it's easy to imagine Ghostwire: Tokyo being a must-play exclusive for the PS5.

Andreas Salmen: Ghostwire: Tokyo is one of the few games where, even after three trailers, I'm still not entirely sure what to make of it. We've seen gameplay and vague story snippets, but I am entirely clueless as to what it's about and how it'll feel to play. Given the talent involved and the unique aesthetics, I'm more than curious as to how it'll turn out. It looks like a blend of ideas and mechanics that could turn out equally as brilliant as they could be a letdown. Only time will tell.

Rainier Van Autrijve: Ghostwire: Tokyo is in development by Tango Gameworks, the makers of The Evil Within and The Evil Within 2. That should be enough to pique your interest. Unlike the developer's previous titles, Ghostwire: Tokyo is not a survival/horror game, but an action/adventure offering. Don't let that distinction fool you because Ghostwire is filled with supernatural, paranormal, psychic and occult elements to keep it creepy and weird. The combat is influenced by martial arts and Kuji-kiri, a practice of using hand gestures, to fend off a variety of otherworldly spirits based on Japanese folklore, ghost stories and urban legends. While Ghostwire: Tokyo is currently only coming to PS5 and PC in 2022, it will also appear on Xbox consoles once the PlayStation exclusivity ends.

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