Ghostwire: Tokyo is next for us at IndieGala and we couldn’t be happier. Why? Because it’s our first article about the brand-new game. And yes. You’ve guessed it. It’s already on our best-seller’s list.
However, we’re no strangers to the Japanese forms of art. We’re already fans of manga. One Punch Man is one such example here at IndieGala, while Mobile Suit Gundam anime is another. So, go ahead. Check it out here. And as luck would have it, we also currently have a very cool Starpoint Gemini Warlords Franchise Sale. You can check it out here. It’s awesome and there’s 80% off on the titles in the sale. You’re definitely gonna find something fun in there.
But for now, let’s focus on Ghostwire: Tokyo.
What’s Ghostwire: Tokyo All About You Might Ask?
Developed by Tango Gameworks Studio and published by Bethesda Softworks, Ghostwire: Tokyo is a cool first-person, action-adventure game that you can purchase with one single click here. And just what Ghostwire: Tokyo allows you to do?
Face the unknown, uncover the truth and save the city.
But wait! Tokyo is overrun by deadly supernatural forces, perpetrated by a dangerous occultist, causing Tokyo’s population to vanish in an instant. Ally with a powerful spectral entity on their quest for vengeance and master a powerful arsenal of abilities to unravel the dark truth behind the disappearance. You know, as you FACE THE UNKNOWN in Ghostwire: Tokyo.
So, yes! Explore a unique vision of Tokyo twisted by a supernatural presence. From its ultra-modern cityscape to its traditional temples and narrow alleyways. You get to discover a hauntingly beautiful city teeming with Yokai – vengeful spirits that prowl the streets.
Don’t miss out on Ghostwire: Tokyo! Get it here.
And What Are Some of The Steam Comments Saying About Ghostwire: Tokyo?
*Kildren Rio writes: If you like Japanese Folklore and ancient Ghost hunting in a modern world. This game is for you.
*While Bhoot Raja adds: I recommend this game to people who are fans of Japanese folklore and Ubisoft-style open-world games.
But which movies go well with this particular game?
Well, we couldn’t settle on one thing really. The Tokyo setting is the glue that holds all of the 4 picks together. However, we’ve divided the picks into genres, as the game has spirits and ghosts that are haunting Tokyo. So, with that in mind, a small portion of our picks are straight-up Japanese horrors. While the others are some cool and iconic movies that we hold dear to our hearts. Which ones made the cut? Scroll down to find out.
Ju-On: The Grudge
We’re gonna start with a good old horror. A true classic from Takashi Shimizu. And the third installment in the Ju-On series. However, The Grudge is a truly scary movie. And it deserves to be on this list. Not only because it’s set in Tokyo. But also because it has a ghost that will torment you days after watching it. And what’s it all about? Well, it’s about a mysterious and vengeful spirit. That marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. It’s good movie of course. But if you’re feeling adventurous then watch the American remake too.
Fun fact: Sam Raimi helped Sony option the remake rights, as he was a big fan of this film, saying it terrified him.
Another classic on the list. But this time it’s a classic from the ’80s. A cyberpunk action film by Katsuhiro Otomo that is revered and beloved now just as it was back in 1988. Set in a dystopian 2019, Akira tells the story of Shōtarō Kaneda. A leader of a biker gang whose childhood friend, Tetsuo Shima, acquires incredible telekinetic abilities after a motorcycle accident. Eventually threatened an entire military complex amid chaos and rebellion in the sprawling futuristic metropolis of Neo-Tokyo. It’s a must-watch for every anime fan. And yes. It deserves to be on this list. And not just because it’s set in Tokyo.
Fun fact: “Akira” means “Bright, intelligent, clear” in Japanese.
After horror and anime movie, let’s move to an anthology movie, shall we? Why not?
Tokyo! It’s the perfect choice. It also consists of three segments written by three non-Japanese directors. All of which were filmed in Tokyo, Japan. And who are those three directors? Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho. And yes. Over here in the movie, Tokyo is a city of transitions in three short films that are compressed into one. It’s an interesting movie, and yes. It’s worth the watch.
Fun fact: Music and sound effects from the 1954 film, “Gojira,” are used in scenes of Merde’.
And we’re back in Hollywood. Pardon, in Tokyo with Ridley Scott’s 80’s masterpiece. It truly is. And I’d challenge you to a duel if you think otherwise. Just kidding, but yeah. It’s a masterpiece for me. Black Rain is one of those movies that are so underrated and somewhat forgotten, that you can discover them over and over with each viewing. Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia have the lead roles here. And they’re two NY police officers that arrest a member of the Yakuza and must escort him back to Japan. However, once they get there, they’ll find themselves deep into the Japanese underworld. Black Rain is truly a gem and I highly recommend it.
Fun fact: The plot of Black Rain was originally supposed to be the plot for Beverly Hills Cop II.
But the real question is… Are You A Fan Of Ghostwire: Tokyo?
And some honorable mentions in the anime/manga department (with Tokyo in the title even) are Tokyo Revengers and Tokyo Ghoul (for which we also have a game). Let us know about your favorites in the comment section. We’d love to know all about it. Don’t be shy!