It's official: Ghost Of Tsushima is getting a Director's Cut and the additions are absolutely choice. And, you'll be glad to learn that one of the most annoying aspects of the game has been solved in this new version.
From the developer of inFamous, Ghost Of Tsushima was certainly a change of tack for the studio. Delving into the history and mythos of 13th century Japan, the story follows the samurai Jin Sakai on a quest to protect Tsushima from the Mongol invasion on its shores. At the 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, the game won the awards for Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Audio Design and Original Music Composition. As well as this, it bagged the award for Player's Voice at The Game Awards. Safe to say that Sucker Punch Productions truly impressed critics and gamers alike.
"Well, I mean, I don't think we'd ever say that we've succeeded in becoming authentic, because of course, we're doing our best," said studio founder Brian Fleming in an interview with Polygon one year ago. "And the way we try to do our best is by having experts, whether it's reviewing the scripts or it's down at the motion capture shoot, helping with mannerisms, helping with the way that people would space themselves, you know, to show the appropriate amounts of respect. And it might even be as simple as just, you know, dialect choices or intonation. We have made efforts at every point along the way to do our best, to represent this stuff with great care."
Check out the features on their way to Ghost Of Tsushima as part of the Director's Cut here.
The Director's Cut comes out on August 20th for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and it brings a number of awesome additions. One of these is Japanese lip sync for the Japanese dialogue for the game and fans are over the moon. "Actual lip sync for the Japanese voice makes this an instant buy alone I'm ngl," said @CainKredge17 on Twitter. "Can't wait to dive back with more story. Also, thank god for the Japanese lip sync fix," added @JordanTheCrit.
new island and enemies, ps5 support, finally having japanese lip sync. can't wait to play this gem again! https://t.co/RHxHDpzKwf- ed gabaldon (@coastsided) July 1, 2021
There's some really cool updates in here! A lot of performance stuff you might normally expect, but alongside new content they're even fixing the lip sync for Japanese dialogue which is great! Definitely gonna start a new play through for this rerelease. https://t.co/aJo2ON8YGk- Kevin Kenson (@KevinKenson) July 1, 2021
Japanese Lip Sync, 4K + 60fps, and an expansion...yup I'm already in https://t.co/3oF5Er4LUR- Kal-El (@lkj_artist) July 1, 2021
However, it's worth noting that the Japanese lip sync is locked to the PlayStation 5 version of the Director's Cut, which has rankled a number of players, and that's understandable. Furthermore, the Director's Cut isn't free to those who already have the game on PlayStation 4. A rather unconventional and controversial choice. The expansion comprises the new Iki island, new accessibility options for alternate controller layouts, target lock-on in combat and updates for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends mode - I imagine that will be music to the ears of warriors that have honed their skills in the multiplayer mode.
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