Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut’s new trailer shows off the Iki Island expansion

Where eagles dare

Ghost of Tsushima is getting its Director’s Cut next month, and that includes a new expansion. In it, Jin Sakai will set off for Iki Island, and today, we got a good look at what’s in store for Jin when he gets there.

As part of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, you’ll get a chance to visit the new location Iki Island, home to new characters, tales, and of course, some more enemies to fight. A Mongol tribe has arrived on the island, led by Ankhsar Khatun. Or rather, as her followers call her, the “Eagle.”

She is both a khatun and a shaman, and she brings some new dangers to the party. To fight her forces, Jin will get to learn some new techniques and gain some new allies, as well as explore new legends and tales.

In the PlayStation Blog today, Sucker Punch describes the semi-fictional version of Iki Island in the Director’s Cut as a “stark contrast” to Tsushima. It’s wild, inhabited by folks who live outside the law, and it’s independent. The samurai have not been in control of Iki for decades by the time Jin gets there.

So this means probably working with some less-than-honorable types, which honestly, sounds pretty alright. Pirates and smugglers should be a nice change of pace in travelling companions.

Ghost of Tsushima only launched last year, but this Director’s Cut version will bundle together the base game and the Iki Island expansion. There’s also a direct upgrade option if you own Ghost of Tsushima already.

It’s another Sony exclusive to get a Director’s Cut treatment too, as Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding is also due to get a Director’s Cut version on Sept. 24, 2021. (Kojima doesn’t seem too thrilled with the terminology, however.)

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will hit PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on Aug. 20, 2021.

Eric Van Allen