Ghostwire: Tokyo for Xbox Series X, S and PC — Everything you need to know

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In 2019, Bethesda showcased a new videogame IP during E3 titled Ghostwire: Tokyo. It is an action-adventure game where the player is tasked with hunting ghosts and trying to save the citizens of Tokyo from being consumed by evil spirits.

Ghostwire: Tokyo was initially released as a timed exclusive for PlayStation 5 and PC (via Steam) in 2022 but now it has been released on Xbox home consoles, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Windows PC, and Xbox Game Pass. In addition, there will also be a major gameplay update for all versions of the game when the Xbox version launches. Here’s everything you need to know for Ghostwire: Tokyo on Xbox.

Ghostwire: Tokyo — What is it?

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Ghostwire: Tokyo is a first-person, single-player action-adventure game published by Bethesda and developed by Tango Gameworks. The premise goes is that one day, a supernatural fog suddenly appears over the city of Tokyo, and anyone caught in it disappears, leaving only their clothes behind as if they had been banished from existence.

Our main protagonist, an ordinary man called Akito, was the only one to survive being taken by the fog and it was due to the assistance of a mysterious and suspicious spirit named “KK”. KK saved Akito because he believes he can solve the mystery behind the fog and is willing to help him by granting him magic powers.

With little choice in the matter, Akito sets off with KK to discover behind the fog and rescue the missing citizens if they’re still alive. However, they will need to be careful as they have to contend with ravenous and dangerous Yokai (mythical Japanese spirits) prowling the streets and an unknown masked group called the Visitors spying on them from the shadows.

Ghostwire: Tokyo — Is the Xbox version of different from the PlayStation 5 and PC versions?

Regarding content, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions of Ghostwire Tokyo are the same as the PlayStation 5 and PC versions. However, all versions will receive a massive update called the Spider’s Thread Update when the Xbox version is released. It contains a mountain of new content including gameplay balance adjustments, new enemies, new areas, new abilities, an expanded photo mode, a new game mode, and more miscellaneous additions.

Ghostwire: Tokyo — Are there pre-order bonuses and special editions?

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There will be a pre-order bonus where you can acquire a Hannya Outfit for Akito. In addition to the standard edition of the game, there will be a deluxe edition which includes the base game along with several DLC packs including the Streetwear Outfit Pack, the Shinobi Outfit, and Kunai Weapon Skin.

Ghostwire: Tokyo — Will it be on Xbox Game Pass?

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The console, xCloud, and Windows PC versions of Ghostwire Tokyo will be added to Xbox Game Pass's extensive library of games on the day the Xbox version launches. Do note that the xCloud version of Ghostwire Tokyo does not feature touch controls as of yet.

Ghostwire: Tokyo — What is the release date and retail price?

Promotional screenshot of Ghostwire: Tokyo

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The Xbox version of Ghostwire: Tokyo will be released on Apr 12, 2023 and it be sold for the retail price of $59.99 for the standard edition, and $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition.

Are you ready to conquer your fear of ghosts?

Ghostwire: Tokyo was praised when it first came out for its haunting atmosphere, visceral and in-depth combat system, and detailed work-building. Now that it has been re-released on Xbox consoles with a massive update fundamentally changes the game from the ground up, now is the perfect time explore or revisit of the more ambitious titles in the Xbox's stellar library of games.


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Samuel Tolbert
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

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