Ghostwire: Tokyo Gets a Free Visual Novel Prequel
Ghostwriter: Tokyo – Prelude was released on PlayStation 4 and 5, a visual prequel to the novel that focuses on one of the game’s protagonists, KK, six months before the events of the main game.
KK is the voice in the head of protagonist Akito in Ghostwire, but in Prelude, he’s just a human detective investigating a series of urban legends come to life. Announced on PlayStation BlogThe Prelude was designed to give players a taste of the world of Ghostwire before the main game’s March 25 release date. Writer Takahiro Kaji said, “The visual novel has a different, more relaxed vibe. Kei is a veteran who is accustomed to the situation, works within his purview, and has good teamwork with Rinko’s group.
“By understanding KK a little better through Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude, the player can get more perspective and see a different side of KK dialogue in Ghostwire: Tokyo. The visual novel appears to be meant to be replayable, as the blog states that players will encounter new story elements with each playthrough. The Prelude and main Ghostwire are set in Tokyo, where supernatural creatures from Japanese mythology make their way into the real world.
While the visual novel is purely story-driven, Ghostwire: Tokyo is a first-person action game where the player fights these mythical beasts on their mission to save the city from a supernatural phenomenon called “The Disappearance” when 99% of the population disappeared.
You can read more about how Ghostwire: Tokyo actually works here, or check out IGN’s first preview of the game to see what we think of the game ahead of its release. However, perhaps the most important detail is that the Shiba Inu dogs are the key to finding all the collectibles in the game.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally tweets @thelastdinsdale.