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Get a Taste of Ghostwire: Tokyo With Free Visual Novel Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude

Ghostwire Toyko Visual Novel

Ghostwire: Tokyo is.. still three weeks away. But free visual novel Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude will give you a glimpse of its ghostbusting world.

Even though Ghostwire: Tokyo sees a chunk of Tokyo taken over by spectres, the visual novel reveals that it’s not the first time protagonist KK has tangled with the supernatural. Prelude has a hand-drawn art-style, whereas the final game will be a first-person spook-em-up, but it introduces to a handful of the spectres you’ll encounter in the full game.

Except.. should you really play it? On the one hand, we love learning more about the lore behind a game, but on the other we’re reluctant to do more than dabble with the visual novel until we’ve finished the main game. We’d sooner encounter the spooks in glorious 3D – getting a peek at them beforehand seems like cheating.

Still, if you want to dive in, go ahead. Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude is free now on PlayStation 4 and 5. It’ll be arriving on PC this March 8th though, given that Ghostwire: Toyko is a PlayStation console exclusive, don’t expect to see it or the main game grace the Xbox till that exclusivity expires.

Ghostwire: Tokyo is set for a March 25th release, though if you purchase the deluxe edition of the game from the PlayStation store you can play it three days earlier. We’re definitely excited to get our hands on it, not least because it lets you fight back against the ghosts with a range of magical attacks. Croak all you want, girl from The Grudge, you’re going down. If you want to know more you can check out our article here.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.