Sucker Punch just announced their new special made posters for Ghost of Tsushima drawn by Takashi Okazaki.
The character designs are inspired by our favorite movies and historical references, while stylistically having more contrast and detail to push through to the foreground. All of this is in an effort to craft a love letter to what has inspired us to make this game, and to deliver the ultimate wandering samurai fantasy with a beautiful, but dangerous world.
On our journey to create the style of this game, occasionally we get to work with some of the artists that have inspired us from the beginning. Artists that connect with our audience and bring forth a flavor of the samurai fantasy that we so sincerely want to deliver to people. When we decided to craft a small portion of our world in a manga style, we couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Takashi Okazaki.Jason Connell, Art/Creative Director
I love to create things I myself want to see or be passionate about. Ultimately, I love it when I see or hear people get passionate through my work. Even before I was offered the opportunity to collaborate, Ghost of Tsushima was something that captured my heart. I love “Gekiga” style mangas, and Ghost of Tsushima had a similar vibe to it. I took some inspiration from this, and took on the challenge of incorporating it into my work which I hope you’ll enjoy!Takashi Okazaki
I know the team here at Sucker Punch was excited when this collaboration was announced, and we hope you enjoy what he has crafted. If you want to enter for a chance to win physical prints of them, you can find details of a sweepstakes on Funimation’s blog (rules here)*, or you can download your own mobile wallpaper versions here.
Ghost of Tsushima is weeks away from release on July 17.