Sinister ethereal beings stalking the streets, a wistful Shiba Inu, and people seemingly being raptured during their midday commute are just a few of the eerie, disturbing things happening on the streets of Tokyo in Tango Gameworks’ newly announced GhostWire: Tokyo.
Revealed during Bethesda’s E3 press conference on Sunday evening, GhostWire: Tokyo is a brand new action-adventure game from the studio founded by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami following his departure from Capcom in 2010. Best known for The Evil Within, Tango Gameworks’ new title seems to be a departure from its tried and tested survival horror formula.
Don’t worry, though — Tango isn’t completely leaving the creep factor behind. As creative director Ikumi Nakamura so eloquently put it, “It’s an action-adventure game, but spooky.” It’s a game that will have you constantly asking yourself if what you’re seeing is paranormal or normal, navigating the streets of Tokyo during an unexpected crisis.
“After strange disappearances hit Tokyo’s population, it’s up to you to uncover the source and purge the city of a strange, new evil,” according to a post on Bethesda’s website. “Armed with your own mysterious abilities, you will face down the occult, unravel conspiracy theories and experience urban legends like never before.”
Tango Gameworks’ previous games, 2014’s The Evil Within and its 2017 follow-up The Evil Within 2, have shown that Mikami and his team have a keen eye for worldbuilding, especially when that world is full of unexpected, supernatural dread. While the trailer doesn’t give much away, we’re crossing our fingers that it will deliver the same brand of supremely spooky mystery that we’ve come to expect from Mikami and his creative collaborators. Also, if they don’t let us pet this damn dog, I’m going to fight someone.
Tango has not yet commented on which systems GhostWire will be available, nor have they announced a release date. We’ll be busting out our Ouija boards to keep a close eye on this one though.
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