Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut Story Expansion Revealed In New Trailer

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

Revealed in an announcement earlier this month, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is bringing the modern classic PS4 release to the new-gen PlayStation 5, offering all sorts of visual and performance enhancements as well as a significant story expansion. Set on the Japanese isle of Iki Island, the new adventure has now received new details as well as a trailer showing off what’s next for the game’s titular “Ghost” Jin Sakai in the new setting.

Detailed on the PlayStation Blog, Senior Writer at developer Sucker Punch Patrick Downs offered a slew of information on all the new story content coming with Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. Following his arrival on Iki, Jin is said to discover “a mysterious Mongol tribe” led by “a revered shaman” by the name of Ankhsar Khatun. Known as “The Eagle” to her followers, Khatun is described as a “conqueror of nations, but a shepherd of souls,” presenting a danger to Jin and the people of Tsushima “unlike any they have faced.”

“The only way to counter this threat is for Jin to return to Iki Island. He’s been there once before. And in confronting a new and dangerous enemy, he will be forced to face old fears, and unearth deeply buried traumas. As you explore a new island and battle new threats, you’ll also delve into the dark past of clan Sakai…”

Alongside this new narrative, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is touted as introducing “new locations to discover, characters to meet, tales to complete, and more.” In adapting the real-life location for the game, this new version of Iki Island is said to provide “a stark contrast to Tsushima” and described as “a wild, lawless land of raiders and criminals, scarred by memories of war, and fiercely independent.” Needless to say, the samurai haven’t been around for a while, and Jin set to have a tough time ahead of him when taking the fight to The Eagle.

“Skilled though he is, Jin can’t take on the Mongols alone. He will have to work with—or around—a coterie of unsavory characters to take the fight to the Eagle. The cost of failure is too high. If the Eagle and her tribe subdue Iki and muster the support of its people, Tsushima and the rest of Japan will be in grave danger.”

Though this new story expansion certainly looks to be a treat for fans of the original game, the Director’s Cut will also add several updates to the original experience on PS5, presenting enhancements like 3D audio, faster load times, as well as support for 4K resolution and a targeted 60 FPS. the updated edition also comes packed with all previously released content and is available as a paid DLC upgrade for anyone who already owns the game.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut releases for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on August 20th.

What do you think? Are you excited to check out the new story in Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, or are you planning to use this opportunity to play the original game for the first time? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more console-specific headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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