Sucker Punch has officially returned this year with another PS4 exclusive- Ghost of Tsushima. While a story about a samurai in feudal Japan may seem like a shoe-in idea for a PS4 exclusive, Sucker Punch went through a number of ideas before landing on this one. Thanks to some new leaks, we actually have gameplay footage for one such prototype.
The leak shows off a 10-minute vertical slice of a game called ‘Prophecy’. The footage was first shared on 4Chan and was found via the portfolio of a Sucker Punch character artist who was eventually credited in Ghost of Tsushima.
In Prophecy, you were supposed to play as protagonist ‘Abel Tvorah’, who was attempting to find a secret chamber and stop a secretive enclave from taking over his home city. Some of the gameplay mechanics you see in the video, such as combat, are very reminiscent of what ended up appearing in Ghost of Tsushima all these years later.
Previously, developers at Sucker Punk have also opened up about other ideas that preceded Tsushima, including a pirate themed game, or something more akin to The Three Musketeers.
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KitGuru Says: The Prophecy looks like a mix of Uncharted and Assassin’s Creed to me. Personally, I’m much more drawn to the unique feudal Japan setting though, so I’m glad Sucker Punch ended up going in that direction. What do you all think of the prototype gameplay shown here? Rumour has it, it dates back as far as 2015.