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Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut: Iki island, release date, leaks, more

Published: 13/Jul/2021 16:00 Updated: 25/Aug/2021 10:14

by Nick Farrell

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Sucker Punch Studios Ghost of Tsushima on the PS4 was one of the biggest hits of the last generation, and now a brand new DLC and edition will be releasing this Summer which brings Jin Sakai to a brand new island. 

Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch Studios are known for creating some of the world’s best open-world games, and their release in Summer 2020, Ghosts of Tsushima, added to their impressive lineup of PlayStation exclusive titles.

The critically-acclaimed game set in Feudal Japan was a visual masterpiece that left fans in awe over what could be accomplished with the PS4’s hardware.

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However, fans will be able to jump into the action once again, as Sony have announced a new version of the game which brings in some fresh DLC.

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Ghosts of Tsushima was a stellar RPG with some of the best combat players have seen in recent years

Ghosts of Tsushima director’s cut announced

Beforehand it was rumored that Sony would be releasing a brand new sequel to Ghosts of Tsushima for the PS5, and within this game, we would be adventuring through a brand new island.

Now, they have announced the director’s cut of Ghosts of Tsushima with the following trailer.

This will bring all the existing DLC that has already released for Ghosts into one game, along with a brand new venture onto the Iki island!

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Release date and platforms

The director’s cut of Ghosts of Tsushima will release just a year after the original released, and it will hit shelves worldwide on August 20, 2021.

As well, the game is going to be available on the PS4 and the PS5, but the latter is going to offer some exclusive PS5 features.

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The new Iki island is going to be the setting of Jin’s next adventure.

Sony has commented on the additional features coming to the PS5 version and has noted.

“We’ve heard your feedback about the lack of Japanese lip sync in the original version of Ghost of Tsushima, and it’s something we worked hard to address in this new release. Thanks to the PS5’s ability to render cinematics in real time, cutscenes in Ghost of Tsushima and on Iki Island on PS5 will now offer lip sync for Japanese voice over.”

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“We’re also happy to confirm that Ghost of Tsushima, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and the new Iki Island expansion will all take advantage of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in the Director’s Cut.”

Iki island

The biggest draw to the director’s cut is the new DLC set in the archipelago Iki island, “the neighboring island of Iki was also invaded during this time period.”

Sony has provided a bit of backstory into how Jin ended up in this scenario “Jin travels to the island to investigate rumors of a Mongol presence. But soon, he finds himself caught up in events with deeply personal stakes that will force him to relive some traumatic moments from his past.”

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Ghosts of Tsushima looks stellar on the PS5!

We will have to wait and see for more information surrounding the Iki island DLC, but it seems to be a significant journey that players will be able to take part in.

Price and editions

Sony has also stated that the PS5 edition of the game is going to run players $69.99 USD, and the PS4 version will run $59.99 USD, and there will be some downloadable content for players to check out for when the game releases.

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There is a ton of content coming to Ghosts for players this Summer!

Leaks, news, more

There have been some massive leaks that emerged on Reddit in regards to the new Ghosts DLC, and according to one user, and playtested the entire DLC and proceeded to talk about some of the content within.

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If all of this information pans out to be true, then they are essentially adding new content in all aspects within the Iki Island DLC. From new armor, new fighting stances, and new charms, players will be able to explore roughly 15-20 hours worth of gameplay when the Director’s Cut releases next month.

However, whether or not these leaks are true is still up in the air, so take it with a grain of salt for the time being!