We are now 7 days away from Ghost Of Tsushima. Considered as a love letter to all samurai movies, Ghosts Of Tsushima is one of the most anticipated games fo 2020. And when it comes to Samurai films, Akira Kurosawa has been an absolute legend in the world of cinema. Some of Kurosawa’s major hits include films like Ran, Kagemusha, Throne Of Blood, Sanjuro, etc, and many more.
Developers of Ghost Of Tsushima have said that this game is heavily inspired by Kurosawa and they have acquired the rights to his name for this inspired mode from his films in this game. The developers have also said this won’t be a typical filter and that they have put in a lot of detail, going back to old flicks, making sure the black and white flicks look as realistic as humanly possible.
Jason Connell and Nate Fox, the creative directors behind Ghost Of Tsushima, are very upfront about the influence of the legendary Japanese filmmaker has had on their third-world samurai game. Fox mentioned that the game closely resembles the 1963 film Sanjuro. Sanjuro ends between a serious and deadly standoff between the two samurai.
The tension between the two samurai is visible as they await the first move. They’re calling this the Kurosawa Mode. Sucker Punch had to get permission from the filmmakers’ estate which they have officially acquired. This is what Sucker Punch said in a statement:
“We have this great game that transports people back to feudal Japan. Akira Kurosawa was our reference guide about how he would’ve wanted it to feel. As we got closer to making this a reality, we were stuck as to what we should name this special mode. This is a black and white throwback and we have thrown out a bunch of few different words. However, we later concluded that it would be awesome to name the special mode as the Kurosawa Mode.”