Ghost of Tsushima – 6 tiny details you might have missed

Ghost of Tsushima details
Ghost of Tsushima details

With every new glimpse of Ghost of Tsushima that we get, we spot more tiny details that make us even more excited to start exploring the game for secrets. But while you probably picked up on most of the important things to know about Ghost of Tsushima, there’s a good chance that you missed out on some of the smaller secrets squirrelled away in the trailers, gameplay reveals, and even developer Q&As.

Ghost of Tsushima logo

With every new glimpse of Ghost of Tsushima that we get, we spot more tiny details that make us even more excited to start exploring the game for secrets. But while you probably picked up on most of the important things to know about Ghost of Tsushima, there’s a good chance that you missed out on some of the smaller secrets squirrelled away in the trailers, gameplay reveals, and even developer Q&As.

So since we can’t sit still while we wait for the game to arrive on 17 July 2020, we’ve sent our resident shinobi to sneak around the internet in search of juicy bits of intel and gathered them up for you to examine at your leisure. Oh, and by the way, we also rounded up all the bonus goodies you’ll get with each different edition at GAME, so don’t forget to check out Ghost of Tsushima – Every Edition Explained.

1. You can choose your horse

Ghost of Tsushima horse

So far Jin’s always called his horse Nobu in the trailers, but apparently you’ll get to choose exactly which horse you take with you on your adventure at some point near the start of the game. It might not be the most important choice we have to make, but we’re going to spend ages picking one anyway.

2. …and it’s immortal

Well, no horse is actually immortal, and Nobu’s really just a regular horse, but what we mean is that we don’t have to worry about losing our travelling buddy and primary mode of transport to a stray arrow or a mistimed sword swing. Nobu’s smart, and knows to stay out of the way when things get scary.

3. You can pet the fox

Ghost of Tsushima Fox

Animal lovers rejoice, because not only do you get a horse of your very own, you also get to stroke at least one fox over the course of the game. If you spot a fox, follow it, because there’s a good chance it’ll lead you to a secret hidden somewhere on the map.

4. You can play the flute

Whenever and wherever you like while you’re busy exploring, in fact. Well, maybe not in the middle of battle, but that would be a questionable time to practice your scales and arpeggios anyway.

5. Fashion is very important

Ghost of Tsushima armour

Even if your chosen fighting style is the stealthy Way of the Ghost instead of the Way of the Samurai, you still ought to make sure you look your best in battle. Fortunately, you can mix and match different bits of armour to get the precise look you want, and if you find dye flowers growing in the wild, then you can even make sure you’re all colour-coordinated too.

6. Samurai Cinema mode is a thing

Ghost of Tsushima is trying very hard to replicate the look and feel of the very best old samurai movies, and that’s where Samurai Cinema mode comes in. This optional setting pops everything in smart black and white, with a gorgeous filmic quality to the visuals, and extra wind for added drama during those slow-motion, blood-splatting samurai duels. Beautiful.

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