Gamers may have enjoyed the breath-taking visuals of Ghost of Tsushima, but they should get ready for some gory samurai action with Flying Wild Hog’s Trek to Yomi. The game is set to release this week, and we have a new launch trailer showcasing the period side-scroller.
As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
While Tsushima has offered a lush open world, Trek to Yomi is unique in that it looks like players can only move in a 2D plane.
Despite the limitations though, the game still feels very cinematic, and sometimes it looks like you’re watching a classic Akira Kurosawa movie. While it doesn’t have the same colors as Tsushima, I think the black and white really sets a mood, and the inky blood that comes out of your enemies only makes the game look a lot more gory.
Though we are expecting to see a lot of violence in the game, I’m hoping we at least get an interesting story. I know I keep singing the praises of Ghost of Tsushima, but even that game could have done something more interesting storywise. I guess that’s something that the devs of Trek to Yomi should have improved on.
Trek to Yomi will launch on May 5 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4|5, and PC.