Tango Gameworks and Bethesda Softworks have finally provided a deeper look at GhostWire: Tokyo’s gameplay and mechanics in a new deep-dive gameplay video. Players control Akito, who has a spirit in his head named KK that grants incredible skills, in a Tokyo where the majority of the populace vanishes (dubbed “The Vanishing”). While the former is trying to figure out what happened, the latter has his own objective.
Akito can use Ethereal Weaving to control several elemental abilities such as fire, water, electricity, and wind. Core Takedowns are effective for taking down adversaries from behind, while perfectly placed blocks can deflect projectiles back at enemies. You’ll also have a variety of weapons to fight with, including talismans and a bow.
Different powers for rapid traversal are also possible – for example, grappling around the city while attached to Tengu Yokai (and they can also unlock access to a new dimension). Areas of dense fog that can deplete your health still exist, and they must be cleared by cleansing corrupted Torii Gates. You can also earn XP and upgrade Ethereal Abilities by exploring and freeing unbound souls.
The deep dive includes a prolonged stretch in which KK and Akito are separated, forcing the latter to rely on takedowns, the bow, and stealth to survive. We get to watch Wire In Mode in action once they reunite. Attacking will charge up the same – using the mode increases one’s ability to quickly crush adversaries.
GhostWire: Tokyo releases on March 25th for PS5 and PC. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.