20 Aug 2021 8:24 AM +00:00

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut is the best way to play Sucker Punch's epic

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Ghost of Tsushima is easily one of the best PlayStation Exclusive games we've ever seen and Sucker Punch Productions has knocked it out of the park with their imaginative re-telling of the Mongol Invasion of Japan. Jin Sakai has quickly become a PlayStation icon, like Nathan Drake or Sackboy, and we're here for it. Here's everything you need to know about Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut.

LATEST - Director's Cut is finally here!

Earlier today, the PS Store updated and Ghost of Tsushima's Director's Cut was released on both PS4 and PS5. If you're having trouble finding the PS5 Director's Cut upgrade on your PS Store, all you need to do is stick the Ghost of Tsushima PS4 disc in.

It might have recognised you've played Ghost of Tsushima, but with a physical copy, you'll always need the PS4 disc to validate the PS5 version due to the discount. It's a little annoying, but a small price to pay.

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Japanese Lip Sync is finally coming!

It's a long-time coming but thanks to the PS5's raw power, Ghost of Tsushima's Director's Cut release is going to feature Japanese Lip Sync for Japanese audio options throughout the main game and the Iki Island expansion.

This, sadly, doesn't sound like it will be available on the PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima but it's safe to say that Ghost of Tsushima is better played with the Japanese audio.

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It adds an important authenticity to the title and the voice acting is second to none. That isn't to say the English-language audio is bad, of course. If you don't like reading subtitles, it helps.

Ghost Of Tsushima: Director's Cut Announced

It was today announced that Ghost Of Tsushima: Director's Cut. The second PlayStation console exclusive to get this treatment after Death Stranding.

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The game will upgrade the visuals to meet the 4K and 60fps capabilities of the PS5. We will also receive some story DLC in the form of the Iki Island expansion.

This DLC was rumoured to be a standalone sequel but it appears this was just a rumour born from the existence of the Director's Cut. The Director's Cut will release on 20 August 2021.

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Ghost Of Tsushima On PS5 - What We Know

At the moment, a lot of the talk about Ghost of Tsushima on PS5 is speculation. It's one of those games where you expect a PS5 native release to be announced at some point and a lot of people have been fuelling the fires of these rumours with interesting discoveries.

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FIGHT FOR MORE THAN YOURSELF - There are a lot of lessons to be learnt in Ghost of Tsushima

The Ghost of Ikishima domain name was recently registered, a standalone expansion rumoured to be in development for Ghost of Tsushima, and now it appears as though a Director's Cut of Ghost of Tsushima has been rated by ESRB.

As you can see below, Nibel (notable industry insider, and leaker) has shared the information in a tweet:

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The text on the ESRB rating says the following:

" This is an action game in which players assume the role of a samurai (Jin Sakai) on a quest for vengeance against Mongol invaders in 13th century Japan. Players traverse open-world environments, interact with characters, complete quests (e.g. assassinations), and infiltrate enemy strongholds.
" Players use samurai swords, poison darts, and arrows to battle enemies in third-person melee-style combat. Some attacks result in dismemberment/decapitation of enemy soldiers, often accompanied by large blood-splatter effects.
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" Players can also perform assassination kills (e.g. neck stabbing, sword impalement) to dispatch enemies quietly. Cutscenes depict additional acts of intense violence: a soldier lit on fire and beheaded; bound civilians lit on fire and burned at the stake; a decapitated man's head held up towards the screen. The game also depicts a man's exposed buttocks as he bathes in a hot spring. The word "sh*t" appears in the game."

At the moment, the rest is all speculative tall tales that are most likely unsupported rumours. However, this is the first time we've really seen something about a PS5 release for Ghost of Tsushima and it looks fairly legitimate, all things considered.