News | Ghostwire: Tokyo director ponders sequels and DLC

Kenji Kimura, the director of Ghostwire: Tokyo, would like to make expansions and sequels to the game.

He reports this in an interview with IGN Japan which is translated by GamesRadar. Although nothing is known about the future of the new franchise, he says he would like to return to this game world. “Once we’re calmer again, I’ll have ideas for DLC and sequels, and I want to make them. Nothing’s set yet, so I can’t share anything else.”

The game scored an 9.0 on GamersInfuzed: “Ghostwire: Tokyo is bursting with originality and also looks great. Still, that can’t prevent that typical rut of open world games creeps in towards the end of the game.”

Ghostwire: Tokyo was released earlier this year for PlayStation 5 and PC. The game will be console-exclusive for PlayStation 5 for a year, so it could come to Xbox consoles after March 25, 2023.

Review | Ghostwire: Tokyo

With Ghostwire: Tokyo, developer Tango Gameworks takes a completely different approach. With The Evil Within, the studio remained faithful to the previous work of founder Shinji Mikami, who earned his spurs with survival horror games such as Resident Evil. Ghostwire: Tokyo still has the necessary horror influences, but is much more action-oriented and also trades the stereotypical abandoned mansions for the beating heart of Tokyo: Shibuya. That works out well.

At the beginning of the game we see how a mysterious fog suddenly makes everyone in the famous district disappear. The normally insanely busy intersection in front of the train station in Shibuya in the blink of an eye changes into a ghostly scene, where only a few piles of clothing left behind are silent witnesses of the disaster that just happened.

There is still screaming music from the shops and all the billboards are still brightly lit, but there is no longer any shoppers to lure in. Yet the district turns out to be anything but deserted when not much later all kinds of ghosts and demons parade through the streets. Slenderman-esque businessmen, headless schoolchildren, those The Ring-esque girls; the entire nightmare cast is present.

The only survivor is you: Akito. He is fortunate that just before the fog rolled in, he was possessed by the ghost of KK, a deceased ghost hunter. Not only does this help Akito survive the fog, it also gives him supernatural powers. With a swift movement of the hand, he fires gusts of wind as if they were bullets. Armed with their combined forces and knowledge, Akito and KK set out to find out exactly what happened.

Shibuya definitely plays a starring role in this. The city looks really beautiful, partly due to the high-quality ray tracing. The game has several graphics options, including multiple options with ray tracing. I chose to play the game for the most part in Quality Mode, in which the game runs at ‘only’ 30 fps, but makes up for it with the high resolution and beautiful ray tracing. Those who prefer to play at 60 fps can exchange ray tracing for a stable 60 fps. There is also an intermediate option that allows ray tracing with a higher, but slightly more unstable frame rate and slightly lower resolution. In short: there is something for everyone.

Despite its original angles, Ghostwire still falls for a well-known pitfall: after a while the stretch is a bit out. The narrative passages, which usually take place in closed environments, are considerably stronger towards the end than the open world. After all, in the closed environments there are boss fights and a lot of paranormal activities are played that completely turn the environments upside down.

In the open world, which at first is so beautiful to explore, the endless confrontations with ghosts at some point become a routine job. You pop some fireworks from your fingers, pull the core out of your enemies in a spectacular way, and can continue again. Three blocks away, the same scenario awaits you.

It also doesn’t help that you unlocked all your powers quite early in the game. New skills can still be unlocked via a standard skill tree, but they mainly make your existing powers slightly stronger. Visually nothing changes and you don’t have to press any other buttons.

It’s a shame that Ghostwire already loses its powder in the first half of the game, because the game really has tons of originality to offer. For example, it was nice that you hear KK’s voice not only through all your speakers, but also through your controller. Normally I’m not a fan of audio through the controller, but in this case it makes KK’s voice completely ‘surround’ you, as if it were really a voice in your head. The controller’s speaker is also used to pick up some sort of noise when ghosts are around, which gives a pretty eerie feeling every time.
In any case, the audio is of a high level. Attacks from enemies, for example, really fly right past your head, but also while exploring Shibuya you can place a dog’s barking or a cat’s meowing quite well in space. Why is that important? Well, Shibuya’s animals can help you in many ways. Plus, you can pet and feed them! That alone is reason enough to go after animal sounds.

I can still fill paragraphs with fantastic details from Ghostwire: Tokyo, or anecdotal side missions that you find in the city, but I especially recommend that you discover all of that yourself. Tango Gameworks shows with verve that they can not only make gore horror, but can also pick your brain with paranormal horror. They can also create a beautiful game world. Making that game world fascinating to the end is only an improvement for their next game.

Ghostwire: Tokyo is bursting with originality and also looks great. Still, that can’t prevent that typical open-world game routine creeps in towards the end of the game.

Ghostwire: Tokyo will be available on March 25 for PlayStation 5 and PC. For this review, the game was played on the PS5.



+ Very intriguing and unique setting
+ Top notch audio
+ Shibuya is beautifully crafted
+ Original combat system

– Very repetitive towards the end of the game.

Game Guide | Ghostiwre: Tokyo

Achievement / Trophy guide

– Estimated achievement difficulty:  3/10
– Online:
– Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 35-45Hours
– Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
– Missable achievements  : None
– Does difficulty affect achievements: No ,  can play on any difficulty
– Unobtainable/glitched achievements : None
– Extra equipment needed: No

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News | New Ghostwire: Tokyo Footage Released

Bethesda and Tango Gameworks have released a pre-launch trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo.

The trailer was shown during the State of Play broadcast last night and can be seen in its entirety below.

Ghostwire: Tokyo is an action-adventure game that revolves around a remarkable event that wipes out 99 percent of the city. With special powers, players fight against different Spirits, so as not to disappear like the rest.

The game is being developed by Tango Gameworks, the studio behind The Evil Within. Tango is part of Bethesda, which has since been acquired by Microsoft, but Ghostwire: Tokyo is one of the games that is temporarily console-exclusive to PlayStation. The game will be released on March 25 for PlayStation 5 and PC.

News | Watch the Ghostwire: Tokyo presentation tonight at 11:00 PM

Tonight at 11:00 PM Dutch time, more of the game will be shown on the PlayStation YouTube channel.

Bethesda’s presentation reveals more Ghostwire: Tokyo gameplay and behind-the-scenes details of the game.

Ghostwire: Tokyo is being developed by Tango Gameworks, the studio behind The Evil Within. That studio is headed by Shinji Mikami, one of the lead developers and creators of the Resident Evil series, but as far as is known, he did not work on Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Ghostwire: Tokyo will be available on March 25 for PlayStation 5 and PC.

News | Ghostwire: Tokyo postponed to 2022

Tango Gameworks has postponed Ghostwire: Tokyo to 2022. The game was initially scheduled for October this year.

Now the game should be released sometime in early 2022. Tango wants to make the game available to players as soon as possible, but puts the health and well-being of its employees above that. In Japan, the coronavirus infections continue to rise at the time of writing.

The action-adventure game revolves around a remarkable event that wipes out 99 percent of the city. With special powers, players fight against different Spirits, so as not to disappear like the rest.

Tango Gameworks is the developer of The Evil Within and is led by Shinji Mikami, one of the lead developers and creators of the Resident Evil series. Tango is part of Bethesda, which has since been acquired by Microsoft, but Ghostwire: Tokyo is one of the games that will be released exclusively on PlayStation 5 and PC for a limited time.

News | Everything you need to know about Sony's PlayStation 5 presentation

Thursday night Sony showed a lot of games and finally the appearance of the PlayStation 5. Below you will find an overview of all announcements.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is revealed

The game will be released sometime around this year’s holidays. Miles Morales will star in this sequel, not Peter Parker. Further details are not yet known.

GTA 5 is coming to PlayStation 5

Rockstar Games said GTA 5 for the PS5 is ‘more extensive’ and ‘improved’. GTA Online is also supported. Players who now own the game on PlayStation 4 will receive $ 1 million every month until the game is released.

Polyphony Digital has unveiled Gran Turismo 7.

The studio reports that the game is built entirely for the PlayStation 5, including very realistic tuning options. The game also has an extensive campaign. A release date for Gran Turismo 7 is not yet known.

Sony has revealed the appearance of the PlayStation 5.

Like the DualSense controller, the console has black and white colors. The console appears slightly narrower in the center than at the top and bottom. In addition, two versions of the console are launched. One with disk drive and one without. The disc-free PS5 allows players to play games digitally only. It is not yet known whether there is a difference in price between the consoles.

Guerrilla Games unveils Horizon: Forbidden West

In Forbidden West, Aloy sets out on a journey to the futuristic American frontier, where she tries to save the creatures present from destruction. The trailer shows various landscapes with animals, robot dinosaurs and underwater environments.

Resogun creator Housemarque has revealed Returnal. 

Returnal is a science fiction game in which the main character is constantly reliving her first moment on another planet, including her death from the attack of a mysterious creature. Furthermore, the gameplay consists of shooting from a third-person perspective. Returnal has no release date yet.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

The game allows players to travel through cracks in space to new dimensions. In addition to the reveal trailer, gameplay was also shown. A release date is not yet known.

Square Enix reveals Action RPG Project Athia

The action RPG revolves around a female protagonist who can influence her environment and use it in combat. The game is known to be exclusive to PlayStation 5.

Project Athia is being developed by Luminous Productions, a Square Enix studio made up of people who worked on Final Fantasy 15. It was previously known that they were working on a game, but now that game has finally been revealed.

Warner Bros.  announces Hitman 3

Hitman 3 is set to become the final installment of the reboot trilogy and Agent 47’s ‘most personal part’ yet. In the cinematic trailer, the protagonist can be seen in a forest and some gameplay footage of a level in Dubai is shown.

Hitman 3 will be released in 2021 for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Other platforms are not yet known.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure has been announced

The platformer with the main character of the LittleBigPlanet series is developed by Sumo Digital. The game seems to focus on cooperative gameplay for up to four people. However, the game can also be played alone.

The LittleBigPlanet games also excelled in cooperative gameplay. However, those were 2D platformers, while Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a 3D platformer. There is no release date for the PS5 game yet.

Demon’s Souls remake for PlayStation 5 announced

It is not yet known when the remake will be released. However, the game remains exclusive to PlayStation. The game has been completely rebuilt and gets a new ‘Fractured Mode’. Players can choose between two graphic modes: one focused on graphics and one on frame rate.

Capcom reveals Resident Evil: Village

Village is the eighth installment in the franchise and includes Chris Redfield from the original game. The game centers on Ethan Winter traveling to a cold Louisiana to find his missing wife and encounter mysterious figures there. The game, like Resident Evil 7, takes place in a first person perspective. Resident Evil: Village is coming to PlayStation 5 in 2021.

Shinji Mikami shows extensive images Ghostwire: Tokyo

Horror legend Shinji Mikami has unveiled the first comprehensive footage from Ghostwire: Tokyo. The game will be released next year.

The action adventure game is developed by Tango Gameworks and Horror legend Shinji Mikami. Ghostwire: Tokyo is about a remarkable event that makes 99 percent of the city disappear. With special powers, players fight against different Spirits, so as not to disappear like the rest. Ghostwire: Tokyo will be released next year for PlayStation 5 and PC.

Bethesda’s Deathloop gets first gameplay trailer

Deathloop, the new game from Arkane Lyon and Bethesda, received a first gameplay trailer during the PlayStation 5 presentation.

Arkane Lyon, creator of Dishonored, among others, describes Deathloop as a game that transports players to a lawless island called Blackreef and follows the story of two exceptional assassins.

Astro Bot jumps to PS5 with Astro’s Playroom

The game is automatically installed on every PlayStation 5 that is purchased. The game features four platforming worlds, each based on a unique feature of the upcoming console. Each area should offer innovative gameplay that explains the capabilities of the DualSense controller.

More information about the game is not yet known, but the first trailer can be seen below. PlayStation 4 previously released Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, a game for PlayStation VR that has been praised by gamers for its good use of virtual reality and its strong platforming action.