It’s been a long, long wait for Ghost of Tsushima. From its captivating announcement in 2017 to release date window reveal at the end of 2019, fans have been awaiting a concrete release date to latch onto.
The game’s incredible aesthetics, intriguing setting, and exciting gameplay footage reveals have made it one of the most highly-anticipated games of the last few years.
Now, we know that the game Ghost of Tsushima will be released very soon – on 26 June 2020.
Ghost of Tsushima releasing in four editions
To celebrate the announcement of Ghost of Tsushima arriving on 26 June 2020, the developers, Sucker Punch, unveiled a new story trailer which focuses on the protagonist, Jin Sakai (see below).
As you would expect from such a colossal title, Ghost of Tsushima is going to have several releases. There is, of course, the standard digital and physical copies £49.99 ($59.99), but there are also three other editions.
The Digital Deluxe Edition of Ghost of Tsushima includes a digital mini artbook, director’s commentary, a dynamic theme, the Hero of Tsushima skin set, and two in-game items (a Technique Point and a Charm of Hachiman’s Favour). This edition costs £64.99 ($69.99).
The Special Edition Ghost of Tsushima release is a physical copy which includes a steelbook case, the digital mini art book, director’s commentary, the Hero of Tsushima skin set, as well as some in-game items (a Technique Point and a Charm of Hachiman’s Favour). To get your hands on the Special Edition, you’re looking at paying £69.99 ($69.99).
Undoubtedly, the biggest release of the game is the Ghost of Tsushima Collector’s Edition. Costing £159.99 ($169.99), it includes:
- Steelbook case
- Cloth map of the island of Tsushima
- Sashimono war banner
- Sakai mask and stand
- Physical copy of the mini art book
- Furoshiki wrapping cloth
- Dynamic theme
- Hero of Tsushima skin set (in-game)
- Director’s commentary
- 1 Technique Point (in-game)
- Charm of Hachiman’s Favour (in-game)
Ghost of Tsushima looks set to be the biggest exclusive release in the late window of this console generation, and Sony couldn’t have timed it any better.
A well-timed release for Ghost of Tsushima
Just a few months ago, it was revealed that the game would be coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 in ‘summer 2020.’
With the next generation of consoles penned for release in ‘holiday 2020,’ it was expected that Ghost of Tsushima would be the last big-name exclusive coming to the PS4, likely getting a secondary release on the PlayStation 5.
If it lives up to its mighty potential, Ghost of Tsushima will make for a fitting swansong for the Sony console. It has dominated the Xbox One throughout this console war by releasing top-class exclusive games, so it’s fitting that yet another would give the system a big send-off.
Releasing on 26 June certainly gives the game enough of a cushion between its PlayStation 4 release and an almost inevitable PlayStation 5 release. It is also distanced enough from the biggest cross-platform releases of the year.
It has been a year of big-name delays thus far, so it’s great to see that Ghost of Tsushima, with its 26 June release date, will be coming to the PlayStation 4 perhaps a bit sooner than expected for most fans.