Responding to the many questions asked by fans following Ghost of Tsushima’s State of Play broadcast, Sucker Punch’s Nate Fox and Jason Connell made it clear that Jin Sakai will not have axes and / or spears available, as Katana will be the only primary weapon he can use during the adventure. “Jin’s katana is a family heirloom and will be by his side from start to finish. It will be the main weapon of the samurai in the fight against the invaders. We can say that Sakai’s sword grows together with Jin during his adventures “. The skill in handling it, therefore, will grow over the course of the adventure, but the developers do not intend to reveal the skills of the protagonist so as not to spoil the surprise to the players. However, it has been clarified that Jin will also be able to use secondary weapons such as the Bow, as well as throwing kunai and smoke bombs at close range.
During the State of Play video gameplay, Jin Sakai was also glimpsed while playing the flute. Nate Fox also provided an explanation for this mechanic, explaining that players can play the flute whenever they want to take a break from the fighting and admire the landscape. “It is perfect for having a moment of serenity in which to admire the view”, he has declared. Among other things, in the video it is noted that in these situations the game is saved.
From the intervention on the PlayStation Blog, details of the dynamic weather and the difficulty of Ghost of Tsushima also emerged.