Ghost of Tsushima has undoubtedly been one of the commercially and critically profitable PlayStation-exclusive video video games prior to now a number of years. Now the hype surrounding the sport is steadily build up as soon as once more, as particulars of Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut are being steadily revealed. While there are lots of new items of content material the enlargement will introduce, one followers are most excited for is the flexibility to tame and pet new animals on Iki Island.
Sucker Punch Productions’ award-winning action-adventure epic of samurai Jin Sakai defending Tsushima Island through the first Mongol invasion of Japan just lately celebrated its one yr anniversary. The recreation developer launched a number of spectacular participant statistics for the event, together with a collective 4,241 years spend on horseback, 61 million photographs taken, and naturally, 55.63 million foxes petted.
The largest part of Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut is the brand new Iki Island. Said to be in “stark contrast” to Tsushima, Iki has been absent of any samurai, leaving its denizens to fend for themselves. The island is stuffed with criminals and raiders, with the land and its folks scarred from warfare. However, there are pockets of magnificence and serenity, as Sucker Punch confirms there will likely be a lot of animal sanctuaries. Jin will have the ability to go to these places and work together with native wildlife, which incorporates wild cats, deer, and even monkeys. Using his flute, Jin can calm and tame the creatures, earlier than approaching for the all-important pets.
The builders notice that after the animals have been calmed, gamers can return to pet them as typically as they need. The skill to pet and tame new animals wasn’t the one factor Sucker Punch revealed as we speak in regards to the enlargement, nevertheless. A Ghost of Tsushima Iki Island trailer was launched as we speak, revealing extra particulars as to what gamers will likely be up towards. The trailer establishes Iki has been taken over by one other Mongol group, led by shaman Ankhsar Khatun, a strong girl merely recognized as The Eagle.
Petting animals, whereas not doing something to notably advance a plot, have turn out to be a particularly well-liked and desired function in nearly any online game that has non-threatening animals. A typical fan grievance from the otherwise-lauded The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the lack to pet Hyrule’s canines. A Skyrim modder made headlines a number of months in the past for making the sport’s canines pettable a decade after its launch. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut properly expands upon its fox and canine petting choices, and whereas monkeys may theoretically assault, its not as loopy as Far Cry 6 letting gamers pet crocodiles.
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut launches in just some weeks, so gamers will not have to attend lengthy earlier than they enterprise out to Iki Island. They could wish to clear some area although, considering the sport’s massive file measurement.
Ghost of Tsushima is accessible now on PS4. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut launches August 20 for PS4 and PS5.