Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude was released on PlayStation 4 and 5, a prequel to the visual novel focusing on one of the game’s main characters, KK, six months before the events of the main game.
KK is the voice inside the head of protagonist Akito in Ghostwire, but in Prelude, he’s an ordinary detective investigating a series of urban legends brought to life.
Announced on the PlayStation Blog, Prelude has been designed to give players an experience of the world of Ghostwire ahead of the main game’s March 25 release date.
Script writer Takahiro Kaji said, “There’s a different, more laid-back atmosphere in visual novels. KK is a veteran, used to the situation, working in his area of expertise, and with a keen sense of well-being. good teammate with Rinko’s group.
“By understanding KK a little better through Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude, players will be able to gain more perspective and see another side of KK’s dialogue in Ghostwire: Tokyo.
The visual novel seems meant to be played over and over, as the blog states that players will encounter new elements of the story with each playthrough.
Prelude and main Ghostwire are both set in Tokyo, where supernatural beings from Japanese mythology infiltrate the real world.
While the visual novel is purely story, Ghostwire: Tokyo is a first-person action game where the player battles these mythical beasts in their quest to save the city from a supernatural event that has called The Vanishing, where 99% of the population has disappeared.
You can read more about how Ghostwire: Tokyo actually works here, or check out IGN’s first preview of the game for our thoughts on the game ahead of its release. Perhaps the most important detail, however, is that the Shiba Inu dog is the key to finding all of the game’s collections.
Ryan Dinsdale is a freelancer on IGN who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.
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