Looks like one of 2020’s critically acclaimed action-adventure games is getting a enhanced release, as Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut for PS4 and PS5 has been rated by the ESRB — suggesting that this rerelease is going to be announced officially pretty soon.
As revealed in the official Entertainment Software Rating Board, the director’s cut has obviously been rated M for mature for the blood and gore, partial nudity, and intense violence and language the game has. The game has also been given a rating summary, which you can read below.
Rating SummaryThis is an action game in which players assume the role of a samurai (Jin Sakai) on a quest for vengeance against Mongol invaders in 13th century Japan. Players traverse open-world environments, interact with characters, complete quests (e.g., assassinations), and infiltrate enemy strongholds. Players use samurai swords, poison darts, and arrows to battle enemies in third-person melee-style combat. Some attacks result in dismemberment/decapitation of enemy soldiers, often accompanied by large blood-splatter effects. Players can also perform assassination kills (e.g., neck stabbing, sword impalement) to dispatch enemies quietly. Cutscenes depict additional acts of intense violence: a soldier lit on fire and beheaded; bound civilians lit on fire and burned at the stake; a decapitated man’s head held up towards the screen. The game also depicts a man’s exposed buttocks as he bathes in a hot spring. The word “sh*t” appears in the game.
While no release date has been given for the director’s cut, a rumor has also been floating around that a follow up called Ghost of Ikishima will be coming out this 2021. That could be a part of the director’s cut package, but we’ll only find out if that’s true once Sucker Punch Productions and PlayStation announce something down the line.
Read our review on Ghost of Tsushima and see why it’s a must play experience.