Ghost of Tsushima's new trailer gives us a glimpse of the beginning of Jin Sakai's story

By Heidi Nicholas,
Ghost of Tsushima releases in just a few weeks on July 17th, and the game's new cinematic trailer gives us a glimpse of the beginning of protagonist Jin's story:


Jin was trained as a samurai by his uncle Shimura, who Andrew Goldfarb, Communications Manager for Sucker Punch Productions, says is "the jito (lord) of Tsushima and a father figure to Jin". It seems to be Shimura we see at the end of this trailer, and whose voice we hear saying : "you are a samurai. Bound to uphold a code. To live, fight, and die with honour. If you stray from this path, what will you become?" The last thing he says is "a storm is coming" as he stands in front of a village, which moments later is shown up in flames as a battle wages around it. Here, we get a glimpse of what looks to be another familiar face: Masako, a skilled warrior shown in previous Ghost of Tsushima trailers. We know that the game revolves around Jin's efforts to repel the Mongol invasion of the isle of Tsushima both through samurai tactics and the way of the Ghost, and it seems that this trailer shows us the beginning of that invasion: when the Mongols are fighting their way through Jin's home.

Ghost of Tsushima looks to be visually stunning, and this trailer shows off a few snatches of the game's beautiful world and fluid combat. Sucker Punch has previously detailed Jin's katana combat, saying the team aimed for "speed, sharpness, and precision" as Jin faces "dozens of enemy types." Jin will have a variety of combat stances, tactics, weapons, and armour, and if you'd like to read more on that, or about the game's world and story, be sure to check out our Ghost of Tsushima roundup. Ghost of Tsushima releases on July 17th.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!