Ghostwire Tokyo: Release Date, Gameplay, Open World and Everything You Need to Know

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Ghostwire Tokyo is an upcoming action-adventure title being developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks.

The new IP will see players take on the role of Akito, who utilises supernatural powers to tackle the otherworldly spirits that have invaded the Japanese capital.

Ghostwire is currently expected to have a timed-exclusive release on Playstation 5, with Microsoft set to get a release in the months following.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ghostwire Tokyo, including the release date, gameplay, open-world elements and more.

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UPDATE 16th March 2022: wccftech recently posted information regarding some of the extended settings for PC! Check them out below:


Release Date

UPDATE 24th February 2022: Bethesda has officially confirmed that the game will be released on Friday March 25th!


UPDATE 2nd February 2022: It has been revealed by Dusk Golem on Twitter that the embargo for the game is set to be lifted on Friday 4th February. Unfortunately for the developers, information on the release date was leaked early.

Dusk Golem tweeted: “There was an accidental Ghostwire: Tokyo leak (Tango Gameworks new game, devs of The Evil Within, headed by Shinji Mikami) within the last hour, just a hands-on preview went up earlier than intended.

“The game is releasing on March 24th, preview embargo lifts on February 4th. Details of the preview talk about how the game follows Akito, a demon hunter aided by a ghost who’s taken residence in his home to defeat Yokai, who took over Tokyo.

“Combat involves ‘Weaving,’ using it to parry attacks & summon their essence with their hands, making combat ‘weaving’ past enemies, parrying & draining them while parkouring a bit.

“Damage on enemies doesn’t use health bars, but the enemies will far apart, lose limbs, become more decrepit the more you ‘pull’ from them. You find wandering spirits of lost souls you can help put to their bodies via paper dolls, payphones & contextual clues, there’s an upgrade system, various types of weapons & a sorta’ “Elemental” system to the combat, buying upgrades from Yokai Cat shop owners. There’s also apparently quite a few bosses with characteristic Yokai.”

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A leak from @Zuby_Tech confirmed that the release date for the game had accidentally been uploaded to the Playstation Store early.

The game appears to be set for release on Friday March 25th 2022, although this has not yet been officially confirmed. 

As noted, the release of the game is a Playstation exclusive timed release, so we do not currently have any information on the Microsoft port of the new title.

Interestingly, Microsoft actually owns Bethesda, but the exclusivity deal between Sony and the publisher was already in place before the move was made by Microsoft to purchase the company.

Whilst it is possible that PC gamers will be able to play the game in later 2022, we’re not expecting Ghostwire Tokyo to be available for Xbox Series X|S until at least early 2023.

We will update this page as and when the official release date is revealed for Ghostwire Tokyo on Xbox consoles!

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Gameplay

Ghostwire Tokyo is an action-adventure title with a first-person perspective. As mentioned, the protagonist is able to use supernatural abilities to defeat ghosts and spirits that are haunting the game’s futuristic version of Tokyo.

Combat director Shinichiro Hara described how the gameplay would work in a blog post for Bethesda back in 2021. He said: “This system is unique to Ghostwire. It is karate meets magic.

“Often, magic casters have this image of not being physically strong. That isn’t the case with Ghostwire. In Ghostwire, you’re casting magic with martial arts movements.”

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Open World

There have been gamers wondering if the game will be open world, but at this time we do not have conclusive information on whether the new IP will be a fully open-world title.

We will update this page as and when it is clear whether Ghostwire Tokyo will be an open-world title for Playstation 5 and later Microsoft systems!

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