Ghostwire: Tokyo Hannya trailer screenshot

Hannya and Horrors in Ghostwire: Tokyo

Ghostwire: Tokyo is an upcoming horror adventure coming next spring. Yesterday, Bethesda Softworks released a trailer showcasing Hannya, an antagonist presumably based on the mythological creature of the same name. Ghostwire: Tokyo will come to PCs and the PlayStation 5.

In Ghostwire: Tokyo, an occultist overruns the city of Tokyo with supernatural entities. Hannya and his actions cause the population of the city to vanish. The mysterious fog parts for a moment to reveal the Faceless, fanatics who hang on his every word. Now, The Visitors overrun the streets of Tokyo. Creatures such as Kuchisake-onna stalk the alleys and dark places of the city. Akito, the protagonist, suddenly awakes in Shibuya Crossing. Surrounded by danger on all sides, he must work together with the spirit possessing him to rescue his sister.

Ghostwire: Tokyo Akito screenshot
Akito will need to use a variety of mystical abilities to survive the newer, meaner streets of Tokyo.

The first-person adventure showcased a number of mystical abilities available to Akito in its trailer, which debuted during the PlayStation Showcase livestream. Ghostwire: Tokyo will feature ray-tracing that emphasizes the lights of modern Tokyo. With the PlayStation 5, it will be able to offer speedy loading times and haptic controls for additional feedback. More will be revealed in the coming months, so fans of Japanese folklore ought to keep an eye on their official site.

Founded in 2010, developer Tango Gameworks is based, appropriately enough, in Tokyo. Shinji Mikami (previously Capcom) founded the company, whose credits include 2014 horror title The Evil Within and its 2017 sequel, The Evil Within 2. Ghostwire: Tokyo is the studio’s next release.

Bethesda Softworks, also a Zenimax company, will publish Ghostwire: Tokyo. Some of Bethesda’s best known games include Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. The studio is situated in the town of the same name in Maryland. Bethesda assured us last year that you can, in fact, pet the dog.