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Ghost of Tsushima video game world grows with director s cut expansion - Thompson Citizen

Ghost of Tsushima  video game world grows with director s cut expansion - Thompson Citizen
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The new expanded version from Sucker Punch Productions continues samurai Jin Sakai s fight against Mongol Empire invaders in the year 1274. The gamer plays Jin, one of the last surviving samurai, in the action-stealth adventure game.

The expansion takes the gamer to Iki Island, where new enemies and challenges await.

"We designed a story that would fit players experiences whether they were coming to Ghost of Tsushima for the first time or if they had played the game and beaten it like three times (on repeat playthroughs)," said Patrick Downs, a senior writer on the game.

"We wanted to create a story that would be equally meaningful and exciting for all of those players."

The journey to Iki Island further opens the book on Jin s past and adds layers to the original story.

"The things that made him who he is," Downs added. "And will give meaning to the main story on Ghost of Tsushima but is still accessible to everyone whether you re a new player or you re coming back after dozens of hours."

Judging from thetrailer released this week, Jin lands in hot water almost immediately. He is captured and taken to an enemy camp run by someone known as The Eagle.

"The thing about Iki Island is Jin has had some traumatic experiences there. So going back he s going to have to wrestle with those kind of traumatic memories," said Downs. "And on the other hand, he s going to a place that isn t necessarily welcoming to samurai.

"We created our version of Iki Island to be a place where a lot of pirates and smugglers and raiders have taken refuge. So it s just not going back to deal with this Mongol threat, he s also got to negotiate a way through, with or around these people that live on Iki and have a very specific point view about the samurai.
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