Produced by Tango Gameworks, the development studio of Shinji Mikami, known as the “Father of BioHazard”, “Ghostwire: Tokyo / Ghostwire: Tokyo” with the theme of Onmyoji’s trip to Tokyo to exorcise evil spirits, with the first action shooting game The fright element has already received considerable attention when it was announced. Before the official launch of the game, this site was invited to try out the first-hand real machine, and took the lead in disclosing the content of the first two chapters of the game, as well as the detailed system and gameplay to readers.
Shibuya, Tokyo was surrounded by dense fog overnight, and passersby fell unconscious; the protagonist “Xiao Ren” was even more unfortunately involved in a car accident at this time. When he woke up, he found that he was covered with black flame scars, and a wonderful man’s voice sounded in his mind. , asked to borrow his body “to deal with the enemy wearing the mask of Prajna”. The protagonist, who was trying to resist, learned from the mysterious man that he was dead, and he was only temporarily maintaining his life by his power. After exchanging terms with each other, Aktoto used the “power of the Onmyoji” of the man named “KK” to annihilate the evil spirits and ghosts that have spread all over Tokyo’s Shibuya, pursue the “Hanja Mask”, and at the same time, he must go to The local hospital, to learn about the situation of my sister who is in the intensive care unit.
Use the green fire in your hand to carry out the task of killing spirits
The protagonist “Xiao Ren” obtained the power of killing spirits from “KK”, and at the beginning, he was able to launch the blue flame of killing ghosts from his hands. After successfully annihilating the evil spirits, the protagonist can gain experience points to upgrade the level, thereby increasing the blood volume and acquiring skill points, so as to learn more ghost-killing skills.
Fighting the evil spirits on the street alone
There will be a large number of evil spirit enemies in the game, including faceless classmates with umbrellas, headless high school girls and OLs, etc. In the second chapter of the game, you will encounter more legendary monsters such as scissors girl. Since the protagonist’s attacks are mostly long-range shooting, the evil spirits will try their best to rush towards the protagonist; in addition to keeping back to keep a distance, players can also use “block” and “push away” to deal with emergencies. Just like other action games, the evil spirit enemy has its position and distance to detect. If you crouch down and approach from behind, you can cast “Quick Purification” to destroy it immediately.
Absorb and save spirits with “forms”
The story tells that Shibuya, Tokyo was surrounded by dense fog, and about 240,000 citizens were turned into “spirits”. One of the main tasks of the protagonist is to use paper molds “forms” to transcend these spirits so that they can return. self. These spirits floating in the air are occasionally found on the streets of Shibuya, and some of them are trapped in boxes by evil spirits, or absorbed by “evil trees”. The evil trees must be destroyed to make them appear. There is a limit to the number of “Xingdai”. Once the absorption is full, the protagonist will go to the public phone booth to release the “Xingdai” spirit body to restore the balance.
Complete side quests to get various rewards
The game map is Shibuya, but since the protagonist cannot enter the thick fog, the places that can be explored in the early stage are quite limited. As the story progresses, the protagonist can disperse the dense fog by liberating various torii gates, and the area that can be explored will continue to increase; in new areas, there will be opportunities for NPCs to provide side quests, including entering dwellings or buildings to remove spirits, assisting Zashiki Boys, searching for Cursed dolls, and search for tanuki that transform into various real objects. In some side missions, there may be a battle to annihilate multiple evil spirits by one person at the end, and players should be fully prepared.
The first chapter of the game “Xue”
The protagonist “Xiao Ren” who was involved in a car accident in Shibuya, Tokyo, woke up from a coma and found that he had black scars on his body, and found that there were various spiritual bodies everywhere. At this time, he heard the voice of another man “KK”, requesting to use his body to destroy evil spirits and hunt down the enemy wearing “Prajna mask”. In order to continue to go to the hospital to visit the condition of his sister who is in hospital, the protagonist had to agree to the request of “KK”, with the help of his power, he waved the cyan flame on his hand to destroy the evil spirits who were lingering and holding umbrellas.
The initial map was surrounded by thick fog. Once the protagonist entered the fog, he would lose blood continuously, so he could only walk along the road without fog. Through the map, I know that the target “Shibuya Central Hospital” is in the northwest direction. After arriving, I find that the gate is blocked by “Aether Crystal” (some spiritual objects that should not exist in the world). After destroying it, you can get a supplement of flame bullets. .
After entering the hospital, go to the upper level and discover that evil spirits are collecting the souls of innocent people who have been transformed into spirits. Through the prompt of “KK”, the protagonist learns how to squat down and sneak, and instantly eliminate evil spirits with “quick purification”, so as to obtain experience points to upgrade the level, and then can learn more ghost-killing skills, such as “charged attack”, etc. .
After constantly destroying the evil spirits, the protagonist finally came to the ward of his sister “Mari”, only to find that she was snatched by the man in the “Hrajna mask”, and she was seriously injured by the opponent and fell to the ground. After discussing with “KK”, the two officially cooperated because of the same goal. After leaving the hospital, the game entered the second chapter.
Chapter 2 “Tired”
After leaving the hospital, I found that the fog had receded slightly, and there were more areas to explore. The protagonist’s first goal is to find the torii, which, after being purified, can further disperse the fog.
After completing the purification of the torii, you will be able to obtain “forms”, and then the protagonist will be able to absorb the blue spiritual body. Due to the limited number of “Xingshi”, the number of absorptions is limited. Once the storage is full, the protagonist will go to the public telephone booth to perform a special ritual, in which the spiritual body of Xingshi will be poured into and passed on to “KK”‘s partner “Ed” . In addition, the protagonist can purchase various props from “Mokaga” in the convenience store, including recovery items and “form generation”.
According to the prompt, the protagonist came to “KK”‘s house, and in addition to learning more about “KK”‘s past and various information about the exorcism, he also obtained the “Purification Bow” and “Purification Arrow” for long-distance attack. The number of arrows is limited, which can be picked up around the map, or purchased from the store for refills. The distance of the bow is longer than that of ordinary green fire, which is suitable for sniping distant enemies.
After leaving the house of “KK”, it is found that the neem building has been placed with a seal enchantment. The protagonist must find the source of the enchantment and eliminate it within 7 minutes. There are three sources of the barrier, two of which must be broken into the dwellings to search. On the way, there are space distortions, rooms are reversed, or platforms with height differences that must be jumped to reach, etc. After destroying the three enchantments, you can successfully pass the level and you can leave the building smoothly.
Back on the street, in order to track the enemy who cast the barrier, the protagonist acquired a new skill “Spiritual Vision”, which can detect the surrounding spiritual bodies, including enemies, passers-by and ether crystals. On the way, he encountered a corrupted tree blocking his way. Through “Spiritual Vision”, he learned the location of its core. By breaking the core with green fire or arrows, the tree could be destroyed, and more innocent spirits would be released at the same time.
The protagonist’s next mission is to go to “Daiyama Shrine”. On the way, he learns that he can use the “Tengu” flying at high altitude to jump to the top of the building by means of rope capture, and press and hold the jump button during the jump. Ways to move between high platforms and reduce the chance of injury from jumping from high altitudes. After lifting the seal of the torii on the rooftop, more fog was successfully removed, and the “Side Quest” event was started.
After arriving at “Daiyama Shrine” and purifying it, the protagonist gains “Fire Weaving Spirit Art”, and can switch bullets to launch “Blasting Flame” attacks. Fire Weaving and Green Fire (Wind Weaving) use different bullet types. The former is extremely powerful but has a small number of bullets, which can also be enhanced through the skill tree.
The protagonist’s next goal is the Kagari Observatory next to Shibuya Station, but on the way, he must continue to purify the torii and disperse the fog to open more areas to explore. In addition, players will face more powerful enemies such as scissors, giant office workers, and little ghosts who know how to fly in the sky. After purifying the torii, a new side quest will appear, and upon completion, you will get money, experience points, and a special item “Gouyu” that can be used to enhance your skills to the highest level.
Ghostwire: Tokyo / Ghostwire: Tokyo will launch on March 22, with both a PC Windows version and a PS5 version.