E3 2018: Sucker Punch creative director opens up about Ghost of Tsushima
June 14, 20181 min read
Between Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Nioh 2, and Ghost of Tsushima, E3 2018 had a lot for samurai action game fans to obsess over. Building on the Tsushimagameplay demo shown at Sony's press conference, Sucker Punch Productions offered a behind-closed-doors breakdown with more insight.
The open-world action-adventure title takes place in 1274 during the Mongol invasions of Japan. Tsushima Island is home to flowing fields, bamboo forests, and rolling hills.
As creative director Nate Fox puts it, Sucker Punch aims to capture "the sublime beauty of nature," and while it is drawing from real events, this is "an original work." The developers "are not recreating history stone by stone. We don't want to run fast and loose with history with real people."