Sucker Punch dropped two big headlines today regarding Ghost of Tsushima.
First, they announced that the AAA PlayStation 4 action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima is getting a film adaptation. Then they confirmed that the game has sold 6.5 million copies to date with half of the players completing the game.
According to Nate Fox, the game’s director at Sucker Punch:
The idea of translating our game into a new medium is exciting, and we’re intrigued by the possibilities. We’ve all been brought to tears in a movie theater surrounded by strangers. (Thanks a lot, E.T.) We’ve all gone to a movie on opening night when the crowd is so excited that they cheer as the lights go down. It’s a group experience that isn’t replicated anywhere else. To think that we could sit in the theater someday watching Jin Sakai up on the big screen is amazing. We’d all relive his tense transformation into the Ghost from a whole new vantage point.
We are happy to partner with Sony Pictures to make this happen. And Jin is in very good hands with the film’s director. Chad Stahelski created something special with John Wick. His vision for what could be, backed up by years of experience, combined to create some of the finest action scenes ever created. If anyone could bring to life the razor-sharp tension of Jin’s katana combat, it’s Chad Stahelski.
Just last week, Ghost of Tsushima won an award for Excellence in Animation, Art, & Visual Achievement at the SXSW Gaming Awards 2021. The award goes to the game with the “most well-designed and stunning visuals, including animation effects and graphics.”