JOE Gaming Weekly - Ghostwire: Tokyo is a uniquely creepy experience 6 months ago

JOE Gaming Weekly - Ghostwire: Tokyo is a uniquely creepy experience

Plus, seven years on, we've finally got news of a new Witcher game...

Welcome to JOE Gaming Weekly, your weekly round-up of all things gaming.

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Or, specifically, the one big game you should play this week, the one big piece of gaming news you need to know about, and the one big deal available to purchase this week.

So, off we go!

MUST PLAY OF THE WEEK

Ghostwire: Tokyo

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It feels like it has been a long time since Resident Evil: Village, so we're only too happy to see horror in the mix again for a proper AAA game release.

Set in the aftermath of a mysterious fog that has made the entire population of Tokyo disappear, you control one of the few survivors in the city, but you are now sharing your body with the magical ghost of a warrior who has been tracking down the evil-doers behind these catastrophic events.

The first-person mix of action and horror calls to mind the likes of F.E.A.R., but with the usually claustrophobic settings of scary games replaced by the immaculately detailed open world of the Japanese capital.

While there are the usual elements of these kinds of games to be found, making it feel like a spooky version of a regular Ubisoft sandbox, the strong Japanese aesthetic and influence definitely helps it stand out from the crowd.

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Ghostwire: Tokyo will be available on PS5 and PC from Friday, 25 March.

BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK

The Witcher IV is on the way (if that is what they decide to call it)

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We'll just leave this announcement to CD Projekt RED, the folks behind The Witcher franchise, who made this statement this week:

"We’re happy to announce that the next instalment in The Witcher series of video games is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise.

"This is an exciting moment as we’re moving from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5, beginning a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games. It covers not only licensing, but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant.

"We'll closely collaborate with Epic Games’ developers with the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences.

"At this point, no further details regarding the game - such as a development time frame or release date - are available."

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DEAL OF THE WEEK

Far Cry 6

The latest entry in the Far Cry franchise sees you attempting to liberate a central Caribbean island (that might as well be Cuba in everything but name) from the grips of a tyrannical dictator, played by none other than Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian's own Giancarlo Esposito.

By this point you should know whether or not you're a fan of the Far Cry set-up, with its beautifully presented first-person shooter mixed in with RPG elements and loads of hidden surprises scattered throughout the huge map.

Far Cry 6 is available on the PS Store for the PS5 and PS4 until Wednesday, 30 March, marked down from €69.99 to €34.99.

Clips via PlayStation and Ubisoft