As you’d expect, there’ll be a main thread to Ghost of Tsushima’s narrative, which will explore the arc of protagonist Jin Sakai in 1274 Japan. But there’ll be much more to the PlayStation 4 exclusive’s open world, which will form the fabric of the fiction. We got a glimpse of one of these side-quests during Sony’s E3 2018 press conference overnight.
“In this story, Jin fights alongside another samurai – a deadly onna-bugeisha named Masako,” producer Brian Fleming wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “They joined forces to save their homeland from the Mongol invaders, but Masako’s tragic personal history drives a wedge in her relationship with Jin.”
While it’s expected of a contemporary open world game, it’s neat that Sucker Punch is going this deep with its side-quests. For as fun as the inFAMOUS games were, most of the optional activities felt like checklists, but here it seems that the Seattle studio wants to inject a little depth into the extraneous content.